I was mistaken yesterday when I told you that I would be having a radiation/chemotherapy consult today. Today we met with and oncologist who will be handling my chemotherapy, and he referred me to a local radiation clinic here in Sarasota. I will have my radiation consult tomorrow at 4pm. We came home this afternoon with a pile of prescriptions, one of which was Temador. I will be on this medication for a year (not what I had hoped for, time wise, but it is standard protocol for cancer patients). I will share with you what I am on (in medical terms) tomorrow, we just dropped the script’s off at Walgreen’s. He put me on a nausea medication with a back up of Zolfran (or however you spell it) if I need it, an antibiotic (precaution for pneumonia while I am going thru chemo) and some more that I cant remember right now. (I am having trouble with my short term memory, so please pray for that) I will also be getting labs once a week on Fridays to make sure my white cell count doesn’t drop, if it does then I will have to stop chemo. His nurse was very nice, and gave me a hug when I left. I did have moment in the cafeteria where I cried. Reality hit me pretty hard when we walked in the door, seeing all these people with no hair made me really sad- I made it all the way to the cafeteria and broke down. But after that I was okay.
Here are my post op MRI’s. The second picture was with contrast, so that is why the spot is white.
I am amazed at the first image. My incision on the top of my head is so very visible there. And the second image, I am amazed that the tumor was that big… and I never knew that it was there. That is just unbelievable to me. The nurse asked me if i was on any seizure or edema medications, to which I replied “no”. She said that I was really lucky. I just nodded and said “I am blessed”.
And I am…
So there you have it. I will update tomorrow regarding my radiation consultation. Pray for continued strength for me…that I will go in there and I will beat this… and that I will not break down like I did today. My heart breaks for all those who are going thru this…but one thing I noticed today is that there is a fight in their eyes..
Just like mine.