Wednesday, March 14, 2012
My first appointment of the day was with my oncologist. I told him about my increasing pain in my right hip, and also that I am having nausea more often, so he decided it's time for another bone scan and also a CT scan. I'm waiting for a call for those appointments, since the CT scan has to be approved by my insurance first.
Then I had my lab work, my 2 hour Aredia infusion, Zometa through the IV, then my chemo. Got done just in time to get to my appointment at the pain clinic at 2:30pm. I had 3 injections; one in each hip and one near my spine. It was a bit of a wait in between seeing my doctor and getting the injections, as there were 2 other patients ahead of me getting injections. The sedatives they gave me made me very tired, which is why I didn't blog after I got home yesterday. I got home around 4pm.
I've already noticed a difference in my right hip. Usually I wake up around 5am feeling like I've slept on rocks, even if I'm not laying on my right side, but I didn't have that pain this morning. I slept in a little bit, til 9am. Maybe it will help with my fatigue if I am not waking up so early in the morning because of the pain. My left hip is still hurting a bit but it usually takes a few days for those injections to fully start working.
The weather is beautiful today, it's 75°F right now. I was out in the yard for a few minutes looking around and all kinds of plants and flowers are shooting up. My crocuses are open too.