Thank you for your prayers and positive thoughts, and the many, many ways you are supporting me and my family. I cannot describe the difference it makes in our lives.
No chemo this week – woo hoo! – but instead, I have three medical appointments and can use prayerful support for each of them.
Wednesday: CT scan
Trying to stay calm about this one, hoping the current chemo is working…
Thursday: Appointment with Wound and Ostomy Nurse
Some foreign being seems to be growing out of my belly button. That in itself freaks me out, though every time I show a doctor, they simply ponder it and say, “Hmmm.” I’ve been trying to keep my worries at bay, not to mention that it grosses me out. On a practical level, however, it is growing WAY TOO CLOSE to my colostomy bag. I’ve already cut back the colostomy appliance as far as it can go. And my makeshift bandage isn’t working as well as it used to. I need help, and I’m hoping she has some ideas for how to manage this or that she can access a doctor who does.
Friday: Get nephrostomy tube removed
I’m not exactly sure what this involves. No one can tell me if I will be sedated (never a fun ride for me) but they did say that the doctor will inject contrast dye to make sure that my stent is working, and, if all looks good, they will remove the stitches and tube. Fingers crossed on this one – I would LOVE to get rid of this tube!
And then – the weekend. Whew. That is plenty of appointments for one week.
Thank you again for all your support!
Love and blessings,