Dec 10, 2012 - 3:50 pm
Well my oncologist lost her peer to peer request with my insurance company to continue with a PET scan every quater. This month it's a CAT , which my insurance has approved for me to have every 4 months.It took the tech longer to find a vein, I have small ones that roll, than the entire scan lasted. I guess I looked at the PET as a security blanket, providing more information to see if anything is new. I will get the results of the CAT when I see my onco this coming Wed. After the scan this morning I went to the onco office to have my labs drawn , all those test had good results...but the one onco nurse kinda sorta scoulded me and said I need to come in every 4 weeks to have my port flushed, I asked if I could stretch it to 6 and she gave me a hearty NO!!!, if I can't remember 4 weeks how was I going to remember 6, I know she's right, so I'll set a reminder in my outlook calendar to pop up each month. At the end of this month I will celibrate my one year anniversary of finishing all treatments, it's hard to believe a year has gone by already. A lot has changed in this past year , a lot has returned to what it was pre-C, or maybe as Skiffin calls it a new abi-normal; I go to work everyday , but have learned to deligate more things to my admin and the 2 engineers who work for me, kinda difficult for a type-a personality like me ...I've learned it's a day at a time, that stress is no longer a part of my life. I know how fortunate I was to go thru the treatments without major difficulties, the support I had from my family, friends and yes even employer, I've been blessed and will never take things for granted again. While I don't post here as often as I used to , I still see the familiar names as well and so many new names or the caregivers who have joined this band of warriors who battle the beast that has thrown us all together, to each and every one of you I send you blessings, healing white light, mojo and keep you in my prayers.
Take care all