Monday, October 29, 2007
Yes, I'm still alive and relatively ok. Time to play catch up though........
Mom's doing ok. She got through her mastectomy pretty well. Though as of today she still has the drains in, but those *should* come out by the end of this week. She's starting her Chemo sometime around Nov. 9th. That is- if her heart *tests* strong enough to take the meds. ( I had to take the test as well, it's basically SOP when you go into Chemotherapy) I don't think she'll have any problems with that- her heart is pretty strong. She's also having a PET-CT scan. This is that test that is supposed to "track" all the cancer that is in the body. I had that too- and that's why my status was dropped from Stage 3 to Stage 2. But this is the test that will truly let us know just how far the cancer has "invaded" her body. This is the test that will decide just HOW much Chemo- and how bad things really are. 'Cause right now she's categorized as having "Uncontrolled Cancer"- which is the scary thing.
My cousin Rae is down and staying with Mom right now. Which has allowed me some time to get things done around the house, and spend time with my family. I'll have to "jump back in the zone" once she's gone, so for now I'm doing as much as I can here at home.
I did go with them to the Oncologist's office, where we got the breakdown on all that is coming up for her. And I have to tell you all- I'm worried. She doesn't seem to want to deal with this?! Like she's dealing with a "hang-nail" or something????? ( props to my cousin Patti for the analogy!) And she's having a real hard time keeping things straight in her mind. I mean- we were sitting there in the exam room and Mom kept getting the PET-CT scan mixed up with a PAP-Smear exam!!!! Like- "why do I have to do that now- that's my uterus- not my breasts?". I tried to help her get organized- told her she needed one of those pocket calender thingy's that she can write all these tests and stuff down in. She looked at me like I was talking out of my ass! Well- I did it! It's the only way you can keep all the dr.'s/tests/appointments straight! Especially once the Chemo kicks in- "Chemo-brain" is not an imaginary thing people! She still is thinking like she should just have some radiation treatments and call it done! But at least she's decided to be on disability through all this- and not try to work on top of everything! I've also got the telephone #'s of some of her friends, and I'm going to pull them in for help if we/she need it. One of them is also a survivor, so she should be a great help there.
Other than that, everything is pretty much the same old, same old. I did have my bi-annual Mammo last week, and it was NORMAL! Thank goodness- I wasn't up to "tag-team" chemo anytime soon lol! Oh, and good gravy- is the Senior year of H.S. expensive or WHAT!?? Becky is not even interested in getting a ring- and so far it looks like we're about $300 in the red right now!! Cap, gown, announcements, etc. And it's not even spring yet! I smell overtime in either Jon's or my future- either that or I'm going to have to make her announcements myself lol!
Oh, and on another front- Andy's M.S. has had a total of 6 bomb threats since the beginning of the year! Un-BELIEVEABLE! Kids threatening on My Space, or writing on bathroom walls, etc. They thought they had rounded up all of them, only to have ANOTHER one last week. Poor kids are not getting any work done- standing around in the field, or the gym at the elementary school next door! Doesn't exactly make my son want to go to school, when he's not getting anything done. Idiot kids!
Well, that's all I can think of right now. I'll be back as soon as I can and let you all know what's up or not as the case may be. Thank you for your kind words and support. Once again- they work wonders for my sanity!!!
Love and Peace, KC!
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