AN UPDATE FOLLOWING DAY: As of 6/2/16, when I called to make my transfusion appt for Friday, looks like Mark needs to run me into SR again today for the labs. Poor guy is out trying to mow pastures today in the cool fog of the morning and has a huge list of farm chores he had hoped to check off the list today. Then Friday is my typically my worst day after chemo, but somehow I need to pull my big girl pants on to have him shuttle me in to SR again and go sit in a recliner for 4.5 hours. Sure hope that things go better this Friday in regards to post-chmo issues. Another day in the life.
A Mastectomy will most likely need to happen at UCSF or Stanford, and involve a plastic surgeon. This external "growth", if it doesn't shrink considerably, and even if it does, will need some very special care for the surgeon(s) to get enough skin to sew it up properly. Apparently if any cancer is in or near the margins, the skin won't heal properly, which would be a real disaster. So I'm guessing some skin grafting may be in order. But that is all another day.
Dr. Anderson spent a lot of time with us, which was wonderful. Then Mark headed out for errands and such, and Sarah and I proceeded into the infusion room.
Chemo went well. Sarah made a trip out to the nearby deli for a sandwich for us to share, and some drinks. This infusion is the shorter of the two and I think we were out of there by 3pm. Still a full day...
|My mixologist for chemo. No, not for the drugs, but to dilute my San Pelegrino Orangiatta with bubbly water. :-)|
That's it for now. Over and out...
in your thoughts & prayers.
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