It's been awhile since I've blogged.
We did spend the Thanksgiving holiday in London. While I'm happy that we went, and I did have some fun, the trip wasn't all that great.
First, I left all the planning to DH because he wanted to make the plans. While is is competent at what he does for a living, he is not a good planner. He didn't look at the days tours were given. He assumed that all tours were for all days. He won't be allowed to make plans in the future.
Also, we always stay at The Grovesnor in Victoria Station. It's the perfect spot for us ... Every time except this time. The Olympics are coming to London next summer and apparently they are working around the clock to get ready. There is nothing quite like the sound of jack hammers at 1 a.m.
I need a drink just thinking about it!
. When I mentioned it to the hotel staff they told us that the city is doing much of the work in the middle of the night to minimize the disruption to rush hour in the daytime.
So, it wasn't the best trip but I'm still very happy that we went. I had my bag of drugs (just in case ... lol) so I had sleeping pills, which I used nightly! I wouldn't have had the drugs if it wasn't for cancer. See how it can be used for good
I've been very busy learning about my new cancer. I went for a second opinion last week. Love the doctor! He explained so much! He's an expert in lymphoma. He tried to get me to see it as a chronic illness ... We shall see!
He did say that any treatments would not be as harsh as they were before. The other cancer was aggressive, this one is not.
He also gave me his home number, pager, and email address so that if I have any more questions or concerns I could call him. Did I mention that I think I love this guy?
Now the question is ... What to do about Dr Baby Blue Eyes?
It's hard to move on!
So that's about it ... Learning. Who knew I'd become almost on expert on lymphoma. Three years ago I didn't even know what an oncologist was!
Emotionally, I keep going back and forth between acceptance, fear, and some anger. This is not how I planned on spending the rest of my life. Whine!
I'll work through it. I know it's a phase. I know it could be so much worse. I know I can live 20 years or more with this.
While I do not consider cancer my friend, it is a great catalyst for change. For getting my priorities right. So that's where I'm at ... Trying to get it together again! That's the good part of cancer. I don't even want to think about the bad part of cancer.
I'm getting a pet scan next week and then going in for another biopsy so that they get determine the sub-type of my follicular lymphoma.
Anyway, I'm alive and well! Life is very good!