Monday, June 13, 2011

Another Chemo Adjustment

Well, not an adjustment to my chemotherapy, but how I have to adjust to my chemo. :)  Saturday a filling in my tooth started to crumble.  Although it feels like the Grand Canyon when I run my tongue over it, you can't really see it.  It doesn't hurt in any way, either.


So, anyway, I called my dentist this morning, and they said, "well, you really need to talk to your oncologist first before we touch you."  Alrighty, then.  I called Ironwood and talked to one of the nurses and she looked at my chemo regimen and told me that as long as they were going to do a quick temporary fix, and if I did it toward the end of the week, we should be OK.  So, I'm going on Thursday and we'll see how it goes.  As for any other dental procedure; not until after the chemo is over, and then not for six to eight weeks after.


I'm saddened to say that I lost a beloved cousin over the weekend.  Helene was a Sepulveda that ended up in Hawaii.  We found each other years ago via Ancestry.com.  The minute I saw her, I knew she was family.  She was like a hybrid of my two aunts, Cee Cee and Lottie.  A tiny woman, full of strength of character; a dynamo of energy.  She had just been diagnosed with Stage IV Bone Cancer.  Rest well, now, Helene.


I've got a friend from work coming this afternoon to help me with my handicapped placard renewal.  Despite having your doctor attest to your permanent disability, the placard needs renewing every five years.  I certainly understand why they do this; to prevent fraudulent use by people that are in no way incapacitated.  We just have to sign it and have it notarized, and that's where Judy comes in.  She's an angel; how kind of her to come to my home to help me out. :)


Well, Ned Stark decided finally, that family was more important than his honor, but his timing couldn't have been worse.  And thus, he lost his head in last night's second-to-the-last episode of "Game of Thrones."  Ned, you idiot.


And that's it for this post.  I'm sending love to all, and please give someone a hug today, if at all possible.

3 comments:

  1. Chilli peppers eh, looks cool.

    Up here in PA you can get a disabled placard for life. I just got one, cool eh.

    Why is it you cannot get any dental work if you are having chemo? I have not heard that one, would be interested in the answer if you get one.

    Sorry to hear about your relative Tequila, boy you guys are having a go of it lately.

    I guess the raw veggie thing makes sense, what with all the news about e coli. I am anal about washing raw veggies. My son laughs at me, but hey they have been touched by goodness knows who, so they all get scrubbed.

    Ya know what, I have to apologise for any bad spelling/grammar in my posts. I have noticed lately that I am forgetting how to spell, one thing that I was supremely good at. Not sure if it is age or what but it sure is annoying.
    Anyway, enjoy your week and good luck at the dentist. I actually enjoy going to the dentist, I guess I must be the only person out there who does.
    fay in the family room.

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  2. OH, you know, every once in a while you have to change it up. And considering I have somewhere in the neighborhood of 30 chili pepper plants in my garden, it seemed apropos.

    And as for grammar/spelling, I like to attribute the mistakes to poor typing skills! :D

    As for the dental work, it's because of the possibility of infection. Low white counts mean lots of susceptibility to infection, and let's not forget that our mouths are a hot-bed of bacteria. ;) YAY... oy.

    I wish the placard was for life, but then again, since it's for 5 years, be careful what you wish for. :D

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  3. Hi Tequila,

    I'm so sorry to hear about your cousin Helene. I hope you are giving yourself some time to get through it. So sad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    You may well have had the dental work done by now (I'm never sure of the time difference between you and I). I hope it went well and was pain-free. I was at the dentist on Tuesday morning having a filling where my tooth suddenly crumbled while I was in hospital last time. Mind you, I was so tired on Tuesday (I don't know why) that I almost fell asleep while the dentist was drilling away in my mouth lol I bet that doesn't happen very often.

    Take care, lovely lady, and be sure to rest up after the exersion of your dentist visit.

    Becky

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