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smooth_2tomorrow, 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.

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at thursday’s chemo i got the results of last week’s ct and pet scans.  both scans were clear!  this is excellent news.  it means that i will finish out my six cycles of abvd, get scanned again, and as long as everything is still clear i will not have to do any radiation.

nugget had her arm x-rayed thursday before i went to chemo and her degree of fracture has gone from three to thirteen.  while still within the acceptable range for her age, we’re hoping to see some improvement at next week’s x-ray.  if it gets over fifteen degrees then they’ll have to remove her cast and set it.  my poor baby girl!

this week, nugget’s grandma nettie is here visiting.  they’re having a most excellent time playing together!  this morning we got some super cute photos of nugget that i’ll be sure to post sometime next week.

nugget’s tantie sent me the most delicious homemade chocolate chip cookies this week.  i’ve put nugget daddy under strict orders not to eat them all.

last week nugget’s grandmamie and grandad celebrated their twenty-eighth wedding anniversary.  wow!  grandad’s birthday was also celebrated and next week is nugget daddy’s birthday and my birthday.  squee!  we’re really busy with the gifting in august.  i’m hoping to take nugget daddy to dinner and a movie, the x-files: i want to believe.  i asked for a party.  we’ll see what actually happens.

 

 

 

my dear, sweet friend, krista, is getting married today in california.  it breaks my heart that i’m not able to be there to share her special day.  i can’t wait to see all the pictures and hear all about her and jeff’s fabulous honeymoon in greece.  i wish them both a lifetime of happiness together!

jeff & krista

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