Archive for July, 2009

had the appointment earlier today

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Well, had an appointment with Dr. Dragon earlier today, went well.  Basically just felt for lumps, even though their pretty much isn’t any and none show on the PET or CT scans and then just talked some.  I’m basically officially in remission, and while their’s a low reoccurred or whatever still have to keep an eye on it to make sure.  I’m going to have an appointment with him every three months and have a CT and PET scan every six months (so every other visit) for a while he said.  I have to go in every month and a half to get my port flushed and to put some more heprin in (which I think is anti-coagulant) so it doesn’t clot in the tube.

That’s pretty much it.  So happy to be done with this shit, needless to say.


Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

My toe nail came off today.  Went to go clip the two nails that bled before and the one that was the worst I saw that it kinda moved too much to still be mostly attached, so I slowly pulled on it and it came off without any pain at all, I kept neosporin on it for like a week and a half or two weeks straight pretty much so it was slightly soft.  Looks weird and feels slightly weird too.  Don’t know if it’ll grow back or not, will just have to see.

got the results of the CAT scan today

Monday, July 13th, 2009

As the subject line says, just got the results of the CT scan and he said it was ‘totally normal’!  So I should be good to go and no more chemo!  Needless to say I’m pretty psyched.  I have an appointment on Wednesday, not super sure what that’s for but to reiterate the results and I guess to go over what I have to do going forward.  I’m also not sure just how out of the woods I am, I think I’m currently free of it, but how likely it is to come back and in what period of time or whatever, no idea.  I’ll let you know how it goes on Wednesday.

last chemo completed, PET scan news

Friday, July 10th, 2009

Well, Thursday was my last chemo, at least with this set of drugs and also total as long as these ones worked.  This weekend was one of the ones that suck a little less than others, so that was cool, was happy it didn’t end with a bang.  I had a PET scan today which I already got the results of, Dr. Dragon said they were totally normal.  So far so good, I have a CT scan tomorrow (well, technically today, since it’s past midnight but I haven’t slept and it’s dark, so that means it’s yesterday still… you get what I mean 🙂 ).

for a CT scan you have to take oral preporation meds and I forgot to pick them up Thursday and then forgot today all about them until about 8:30pm…  The oncology department closes promptly at 5pm, thought I was hosed.  I called (more…)