Sorry I haven’t blogged anything in the past few days, but this has been a very quiet and uneventful week! Uneventful is a good thing! Patty has been feeling great. She still tires easily, but overall she’s fairly normal (whatever that means!).
We did have an appointment this past Thursday with the Radiation Oncologist to determine if Patty would need radiation after finishing chemo. It was a very in-depth discussion with the oncologist and after hearing every possible scenario and statistics she said “my personal opinion… radiation won’t make a big difference, maybe 1 or 2 percent, in the overall prognosis. But, it’s your decision.” So we have a few months to think about and talk to other doctors about it, then make a decision. The doctor said: “Patty, by the time you finish chemo, you may not want to undergo any further treatment!? Like I said, we’ll give this some serious thought in the next few months to come.
Yesterday, my son Steven and I did a marathon run up to northern California and back! When we moved back to San Diego earlier in the year, it was just easier to put whatever we needed to store in storage in Placerville and bring everything else down here. The one thing Patty really misses is our double recliner. The couch and loveseat we have down here just isn’t cutting it when she’s having her “down days” as a result of the chemo. So Steven and I flew up to Sacramento yesterday at 6:30 a.m., rented a 22 ft truck and were at the storage place by 10:30 a.m. We had the truck loaded and were on the road by 1:00 p.m. We made it home by 10:30 p.m.! I can’t believe we traveled over 1100 miles in one day! Today we’re going to unload the truck into the new storage place and switch out the furniture in the condo. It’ll be another long day, but Patty will be very comfortable!
That’s about it. Not much more to report. Patty has her 2nd chemo on Tuesday and we get to start the routine again. We’ve heard people react differently to each individual chemo infusion. A friend who’s going through her 2nd round of chemo recently told Patty that her first infusion was the worst. We’ll see how it goes. I’ll keep you posted..