Thursday, September 24, 2009

Bone Scan Tomorrow

It is a week earlier than I thought - will be nice to have it over with. I won't hear results until next week. Hope I can get some sleep tonight!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Lots of Doctor's Appointments This Week

I had a root canal on Monday - no fun but nice to not be in pain any more.

I got to spend some quality time with my surgeon on Wednesday - waited an hour to see him for four minutes. He said I need to see him every six months for four more years and that it was not a request but a requirement.

I had appointments with both oncologists on Friday - and did get a little bit of good news. My radiation oncologist said that it didn't make sense that I was seeing three different doctors for cancer followups so she said I don't have to see her any more if things go well. She did set me up for another mammogram which she wants me to have soon.

The not as good news - I have been having a bit of pain and loss of range of movement in my left hip for over a month. I told my oncologist about it and we decided that I should have a bone scan. One of the most common ways breast cancer will metastasize is in the bones. The hips, sternum, and back seem to be the place the cancer starts in from what I am reading. So, in two weeks I go back to the cancer center for the scan. As he was walking out the door my oncologist said - try not to worry about it too much. Easy for him to say - harder for me to do. One thing I keep thinking about - while I had the tooth abscess this past week or so, I took vicodin and it didn't even make a dent in my hip pain. Is that a bad sign? I know, I know - I will try not to drive myself crazy trying to analyze everything. Hopefully it is all much to do about nothing and for the next two weeks I'll take the doctor's advise and try not to worry about it too much.