Day 33: Late post – packing boxes
Prepping for this medical journey keeps one busy and distracted. I feel fortunate that I have good medical insurance, although truthfully even with the decent deductible and good plan, the anticipated expense is mind numbing. Thus, I also feel fortunate that we have a second house we can sell and better prepare ourselves for the coming expenses this next year – year and a half. But prepping a house to sell was not something we were planning to do a few weeks ago, so we are feeling rushed and unorganized in the process. Especially since we are planning to sell the home ourselves.
Day 23: Evaluating options
Had a friend stop in the office yesterday to share their Cancer story and remind me to research options and opinions when it comes to treatment. He has a very compelling story and long story short, he gave me his oncologists cell phone number and I am seeing him at 3 today.
This Cancer process is interesting because it is both abysmally slow and wicked fast. Slow in the data getting to you and fast in the appointments and tests and feeling like you have time to analyze the data as it makes it way to you.
Along the way I have had reminders to seek second opinions – but radiology and pathology and data driven, thankfully, so not much opinion in those disciplines. But now we are talking treatment and goodness…, how that does vary and doctors all have different thoughts. Gyno/General says just take out #killerleftboob, surgeon says may as well take #hawtrightboob too… And the guy today? Story is he prefers no surgery unless we can’t get rid of it through other methods. I’ll find out for sure what his story is this afternoon.
This will “probably” be decision weekend. Or, to put it another way, *If* no more tests are ordered, *then* it’s decision time, *else* go through more tests and evaluate more data
I see the surgeon again tomorrow.
I feel so popular… All these people wanting to see me.
#strongerthancancer #embracingtheadventure #killerleftboob #hawtrightboob #breastcancer