Just waitin’ and watchin’
[picapp align=”left” wrap=”true” link=”term=pill+bottle+spilling+clock+faces&iid=231067″ src=”http://view1.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/231067/modern-health/modern-health.jpg?size=500&imageId=231067″ width=”234″ height=”351″ /]I saw the brain guy yesterday for a one-month follow-up after the gamma knife surgery in early August. I didn’t have a scan, just a face-to-face meeting. They wanted to know if I’m having any problems with my head and they looked at me to see if I’m acting weird. As I haven’t had any problems of note and my weirdness seems to be withing the spectrum of “normal,” I have been told I don’t need another brain scan until early November.
Ditto the whole-body scan — no scanning until early November. We’re going to wait that long to see if the chemo pills are working. I know they’re making my feet hurt and my fingers tingle, so we’re figuring out a lower dose. I supposed the pain means they’re doing something in my system.
We’re also waiting for a transcript from the San Francisco doctor so my doctor here can do an official evaluation of her ideas. We might or might not change course based on what she says. Again, just waiting for her transciption service to type up her notes and get them mailed.
What this means to me is that I don’t have another doctor’s appointment until September 23rd, and that one is to visit the podiatrist to see if my foot has finally healed from the fracture. It seems to be behaving well, so that’s a good thing. My next cancer-related doctor visit isn’t until October 1. For someone who’s been seeing doctors several times a week for months on end, this is a huge relief and practically as restful as taking a vacation to the most heavenly resort you can think of.
I should say that I’m also going in to the alternative clinic every Friday for IV vitamin C, that’s where I am right now as I type. I get plugged in to an IV drip and have to sit for two hours, but at least I don’t feel like garbage afterward and can go about my normal activities.
Of course, with the chemo pills one of my new normal activities is taking a lot of naps and going to be very early, but I hope when we re-adjust the dose that will change at least a little bit.
That’s all there is to report. We can return to the nail-biting wait for scan results in November. Can’t wait. Yippy.