As anticipated last week was a busy one. I had several appointments and things scheduled to take care of in my life. I am so very relieved that I suspended my practice. I am not feeling so overwhelmed. I did decide to go to Jefferson Health Abington Rosenfeld Cancer Center for my Chemo and Radiation treatments. In the end I did not feel like a number with the Abington practice and the doctor really understands my allergy issue and is very tuned in and ready to adapt if it becomes necessary. I feel much calmer and ready for anything at Abington.
All that happened just before the storm came through on Friday. Of course, I lost power for 2.5 days. It was an adventure camping in my own home. I felt like I was back at Girl Scout camp on those cold mountain mornings. My house was 49 degrees. I slept with the down duvet and long johns and sweats, so I was toasty warm. The challenge was getting up in the morning and keeping devices powered up.
This week started with an appointment for blood work and some answers about the upcoming treatment schedule. The port goes in next week. My sister will be going with me. Then March 20th starts Chemo. It will be every Tuesday for 12 weeks, assuming all goes as planned. I have decided to NOT do the Cold Cap. After talking with several people and the nurses in the Chemo room, it is likely my hair will thin not be completely lost. It will be the summer, and fun hats and scarves will work very nicely. I will still need someone with me for treatment days. They will be giving me Benadryl which will most definitely make me sleepy/drunk, I should not be driving. For those that have expressed interest in helping, stay tuned for the signup genius once I get the schedule confirmed by the doctor’s office.
Now I am waiting for round two of nor’easters to come through. The snow has already started, and I am just keeping my fingers crossed I do not loose power again. I am prepared, I just do not want to ride it out in the dark cold house. I continue to lose weight, down 18 pounds, and walk every day. I am logging on average 50,000 steps a week. My goal is to be able to wear a bikini by 2019. Now do not get your hopes up, I probably will not wear one, just be a size where I do not embarrass myself.
Ok lions, your ask for this week: Does anyone know anything about generators? Mine seems to be leaking gas all over my garage floor. I need to figure out how to fix the leak and remove the gas smell from the garage (already put kitty litter odorant absorbing kind down).