Monday, November 22, 2010

Radiation Consult

I saw Dr. Tsai after today's radiation, and she was concerned about my lungs because Dr. F told her that I wasn't moving much air on Thursday.  She listened to them, and was glad to hear more air movement today.  I told her that the change in the weather was definitely affecting my asthma, but I watch my sats and my peak flow meter numbers, and I'm doing pretty well.

Dr. T said that she and Dr. F want the CT on the 30th so that we can see if there has been any change in the tumor.  If, as she suspects, there has been some shrinkage, then she wants to recalibrate my radiation and shrink the area of effect to best save my lungs.  I *knew* December 8 wouldn't be my last radiation. :P

Here is my Hibiscus.  It still needs a bit of polishing up, but I think it actually LOOKS like a hibiscus blossom, so I'm happy. :)

And so, two more radiations this week, and Dr. T gave me a couple of prescriptions just in case things get bad over the long weekend.  I kid you not, one is for Magic Mouthwash.  It's Lidocaine, Maalox and Benadryl... I'm supposed to slurp it down with a straw, so it goes into the esophagus and not in my mouth.  A lidocained tongue is no good to anyone. ;)

The other prescription is for some heavy-duty painkillers.  I'm not a big fan of painkillers in any way, shape, or form.  I will have to be in a LOT of pain before I will take one.  After my mastectomy, I took ONE painkiller, and that was because the ride home from the hospital was really ouchie.  My sister says I deal with pain very well. 

I'm starting to play World Of Warcraft again, so at least I have lots to do.  And with my new watercolor crayons, holy cow, life is good. :)

Hugs and kisses to all!  Extra ones to Jon and Michelle, as they are experiencing the joy of cross country flight.  I love you both very much.

3 comments:

  1. Holy crap, the magic mouthwash sounds pretty cool.

    Like the flower and yes, it looks like a real flower. I have a nice set of watercolor pencils but have not had a lot of luck with them, probably not doing it right or something. Glad you are doing ok. I know this is a busy week for you Americans. I do not usually cook TG dinner being a brit and all, but now that I am close to my son and grandson (in distance) I shall be doing a roast beef dinner on Thurs.

    Take it easy and don't eat too much ;)
    Fay

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  2. No worries on that eating, dear. :D I think we are having a turkey, and roasted root vegetable salad. My sister Nancy is making bread.. ummmmm, oh the smell of it. Well,that's tomorrow, though. I live in anticipation.

    Have a lovely Thursday, Fay, and enjoy the family!

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  3. T, so glad we were able to visit with you and the family! Jon and I love you all very much. Glad you are enjoying the watercolor crayons -- weeeee! Love the hibiscus -- reminds me of the one you all sent us a few years ago. So lovely!

    Love you so much, T. We think of you all the time, and as always wish many blessings upon you!

    Love, Michelle

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