Friday, December 3, 2010

Post-Chemo Insomnia

Not complaining, mind you, especially since the treatments seem to be working.  Still, I got tired of tossing and turning, so I thought I'd get up and do something productive, like write. :)

Jane told me she saw a commercial for Ironwood Cancer and Research Center, but not really a commercial; they were sponsoring something on PBS.  YAY for them!  My friend Mary from COPD International asked me if that was the Ironwood I go to, and yes, it is.  I go to the one in Mesa, though, since it's close to most of my other doctors.  I do have to say that traffic has picked up out that way since the advent of Fall.  The Snowbirds have arrived.  I think they double the population of that area.

Gosh, I'm feeling so optimistic after reading that last CT report.  I'm thinking I really CAN go back to work!  Maybe I'll have to have one of my sisters drive me and I can use my electric scooter.  I just worry that I won't be able to do 40 hours initally, but I know my manager will work with me on that.  I'll probably continue with the chemo and radiation for a while, and that definitely brings on some fatigue.  I can still telecommute, so that will help immensely!  Especially when my white counts drop like they have been and the risk of infection is high.

Dr. F caught me in the hall yesterday, while I was waiting for my radiation treatment.  He said that he had discussed surgery with Dr. Tsai the Radiation Oncologist and she definitely agreed that surgery was not an option.  Since Dr. E, my surgeon, had described the surgery for me, in really graphic and frightening detail, I have to say I am very relieved.  I told Dr. F that my fear was that I'd be on a ventilator, if I even survived, and that's not how I want to spend my last days.  I'm so happy that I can discuss things like this with my two wonderful Oncs. :)

Um, I made myself some coffee, and it's really WONDERFUL.  I'm definitely not driving to the Pulmonologist today.  Thank the gods I have my three sisters here.  I always have someone that will get me where I need to go.

Ah HAH, spell check is not working at 3:30am.  I just had to test it out, since it keeps telling me that I have no errors, and I know how I type at the best of times.  Either that or ADLOCIFY is a real word.  Maybe I should go look that up.

Oh well, I'll close this post now and go play World of Warcraft for a bit.  I have an Undead Hunter that needs to work on her Leatherworking profession. ;)

Keep warm, all, and don't forget to hug someone that needs it!

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