Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Well, let me first say that I am thrilled with my new doctor. She is wonderful. Her office was like coming home in a way. The rooms and walls are full of comfy, heart warming and welcoming pictures, nick nacks etc. She is also all about empowering her patients with knowledge, file copies and giving each woman plenty of time. When you have an appointment, you have her time and not the other way around. She spent about 3 hours with me going over everything from my initial staging to what I can expect in the coming years. The best thing is that she schedules only 2-3 women at a time. That was a welcome wonder after being one of 30 waiting for a doctor.
As for my health? I am well. Yes, I do have a few hiccups to get past, but over all I am confident in my prognosis. I do have mild lymphedema in my left arm so I will see a physical therapist and be placed in a sleeve. No biggie, I have lived without a breast, without hair, so what is a glove? Maybe I will finally look hip, lol. I also need an ultrasound to evaluate a few cysts/lumbs in my right breast. I am still thinking no biggie as they have been watching this anyway. The only reason to reevaluate now is that they have grown just a bit and there is also a small (very small) outward lump on the left "breast" that needs to be looked at.
With all that said I am happy to say I am being put on a new medication (Neurontin) to help with the nerve injury that the chemo did to my body. So overall, things went very well.
I really appreciate everyoneand their prayers.