Dumb thread title because here I am, posting. Who said logic has any place in a cancer patient's life?
I haven't graduated yet from BC patient to real person again. Maybe that will miraculously happen when I take my first tamoxifen pill. Or maybe when my fried tata heals enough for me to not require burn treatment anymore. I do that tomorrow again as well as keep Mom company during her own chemo treatment. Love to visit the gals on the ward. A truly inspiring bunch of people!
I get to go see the vampire on Wednesday for a blood draw (hi Walter if you're reading this - I will bring candy!). Then a meeting with the oncologist. Don't know what he'll say or do but Bill will be there. He checked me out a few weeks ago so I can't imagine it will be more than getting a script and giving blood.
I found the recipe to curing the open burns on my chest. First, the burns come from what is called a boost - a concentration of chemo on the tumor spot. They used something called a bolus (??sp) to draw the radiation to the surface. All this equals fried tata.
TMI alert - don't read if you can't handle the deets.
So here's another friendly tip from your friendly neighborhood breast cancer unsolicited advice department. Burned tatas heal faster when you stay out of the shower and expose them to air. I started sleeping with chest exposed friday night. The burns almost cured overnight. Then dumb me gets into the shower and ruins all the hard work I did while sleeping. So it's tubby time and no water on my right boob until this thing cures up. If this falls under the TMI, sorry. Just passing along the minutae that now forms the basis of my life.
Bone pain report: it still hurts like an SOB in my hips. Still on one pain patch. And I'll report that I had excruciating bone pain from the mid-shin down to the ankle. It was like Edward Scissorhands was carving up my shin bones. Not happy about this unknown side effect of Neulasta or chemo or the evil black cloud that is hanging over my head.
I'm done. Good night - love to you all.