I expected to get my final report for my repeated biopsy stains and still no answer. My oncologist though they would be ready a week ago. I am worried as my abdomen is hurting again and my stomach is more bloated. I really want to get going on my chemotherapy to rid my body of my cancer. Man this is such crap and the waiting is driving me crazy!. I know the oncologist had to do a repeat on the biopsy stains, but I wish he didn’t tell me they would be done quickly as it is taking twice what he expected and then some. This report will be how he decides what type of chemotherapy I need and the regime. “My cancer is leaving my body, my cancer is leaving my body, my cancer is leaving my body!”
I felt blah today and have not had a lot of energy. I also have not been very hungry and I know I am supposed to each as much as possible. Eating is still difficult not only from the nausea and pain, but also because I had a tooth pulled and still need much more work on my teeth. It is very difficult to chew anything so that makes eating extra difficult. I am taking my vitamins and minerals. I even took my liquid iron as it is non-constipating. Thankfully, I am not constipated today. My daughter did get me to exercise in the pool when she got home which was refreshing tonight.
Tomorrow I am getting the stitches out of my mouth and I am looking forward to the one hour ride. I know it will be good for me to get out of the house and see people. My daughter is working so my son will take me as he is home for a few more days. I will miss him when he has to go home. He lives about 8 hours away. My daughter got some good news and her job will let her work at home 2 days a week and work in the office for 3 days a week. This will help. I still will have 3 days without someone with me. The Oncologist thinks he can get a visiting nurse to check once a week and maybe 2 days of physical therapy. I hope I can manage the rest of the time. We cannot afford other in-home support and so far do not have anyone who wants to donate any time. I understand, everyone is busy with their own lives and everyone needs to get paid. We are still searching to see if we can get any other assistance. Just another concern. We are taking it one day at a time for now.
I was able to eat my kale with garlic tonight. I tried to eat a few bites of meat, but could not chew it. I ate a bit of left-over pasta that had artichoke. I’ve juiced with my Odwalla drinks and eating soft food like yogurt and pudding. I also had a frozen veggie and rice side dish, so I have eaten what I could today. I am going to bed as I am beat. It is getting warmer at night again…seems like the 4th of July warm up.
Happy 4th as it is close,
- Day 14-Repeat Biopsy Stain Results Still Not In (ijustgotcancer.wordpress.com)
- Advocate for Yourself (nourishingresults.com)
- Blood test to replace repeat biopsies (telegraph.co.uk)