Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Pain in the Neck

Actually, I have a literal pain in my neck.  It only hurts when I cough, or laugh, sometimes when I swallow, and occasionally when I breathe.  When you have cancer, you try hard not to leap to the conclusion that every pain you have is another tumor, or that the cancer has wandered.  I try to tell myself, 'Self, you just had a PET Scan.  If your cancer had spread anymore, the PET would have caught it!"  I'm so happy I have a logical mind.  Too bad I have to keep such a tight rein on the Queen of Neuroses.


Tomorrow is my pre-infusion lab work and then Thursday I will be seeing my Medical Oncologist, Dr. Fastenberg.  I'm sure he's thrilled we finally got that PET Scan done. :)  After I see him, it's off to get my Herceptin infusion.  I was wheezing like crazy today; had lots of breathing treatments.  It's the weather.  I'm allergic to just about every plant on the planet.  Yet, I love them all.  Oh well.  My worst allergic reaction is to Bermuda grass.  Guess what is the most widely-planted and grown grass in the Phoenix Metropolitan area?  But of course! :D


Oh, there are so many things sprouting in the 'farmland' now.  The spinach is up, as are the collard greens.  We've got one tomato coming.  And it's almost time to rig up the shade so my tomato plants don't fry.  It was a warm one today.  That sun of ours can really suck the life out of things.  Then, of course, the wind blows and it gets so dusty you can't see the Superstition Mountains.  But let me tell you, there is no place like this on earth, and though I may sound like I am not a fan of the desert, I adore it here.  We have skies that take your breath away.  (No, not the smog, or the dust!  The beauty!)


Anyway, the pain made me decide to telecommute today instead of going in to the plant.  In order to keep the pain at bay, I'm making old man sounds in my throat, because it hurts so damned much to do a really good COUGH!  And these sounds are annoying me, so I don't even want to expose my poor team mates to it.  Not to mention, it's tiring me out. 


Oh, and the dahlias and crocosmias are planted.  I can't wait until they bloom... I LOVE FLOWERS!!!! 


Well, love to all, and may you have good health and a long life!

3 comments:

  1. I have a friend up in BC Canada that I am always sending pictures to and 99% of the time her comments are about the blue sky. That is something she doesn't see much of up there as they constantly are getting rain and snow.

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  2. I used to love the sunrise/sets in AZ. The dust though was a killer. It is much cleaner up here in PA. It rained today and it smells so clean and fresh. The garden is going nuts, it was 85 yesterday, heat and rain, oh boy. It always surprises me how quickly new plant life springs up.
    Have a good one Tequila
    fay in the family room

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  3. Fay, I remember when I first moved here from L.A. I was amazed at the clean air. That's pretty much done, now, though. We're not as bad as L.A., but far too close for my comfort. :P

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