tomorrow, i’m having a ct scan with contrast, which means (lucky me!) i get to chug two nasty bottles of “banana smoothie” readi-cat barium. barf.
friday, i’m having a biopsy; more specifically, an endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration of mediastinal adenopathy. what a treat.
sunday, we’ll celebrate father’s day with my parents and grandparents with a barbecue at our house. that night my friend arrives from georgia.
monday, i’ll make a quick and early jaunt to the hospital for another pulmonary function test and muga scan. these are just pre-chemo baselines. then more friends should arrive. at least there are some bright spots to this weekend.
right now, i’m waiting for lots of doctors to call me back. i don’t like the oncologist we met with yesterday. i’d rather use my oncologist in northern virginia. i love him and his staff.
i still need to be sent to a national cancer center for evaluation. yesterday’s oncologist seemed rather ho-hum about that idea and looked at us as if we were asking for a first class trip to china.
thankfully my mother has been here daily, keeping things in line, cleaning, cooking and reminding me when nugget’s ready for a nap. that would be now, and so am i.