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Friday, August 31, 2012

My sister got an MRI a couple weeks ago because her chest hurt. She was thinking that she might be getting pneumonia from the chemo but the oncologist said to go that day to get an MRI so they could see if she was having a valve relapse or some such which I guess happens with chemo sometimes. Anyway, they couldn't detect any of her tumors!! So she stopped chemo 2 treatments less than they had intended and has a surgery consult. She's getting a PET and then they will be doing surgery in the next couple weeks here!! It's moving very quickly.

I'm working 7/7 as I have my regular 9-5 M-F and I work the Renessance Faire on the weekends and labor day. I am going on the 5th to get xrays done and have a consult with my neurologist on the 13th to see how my cervical spine is doing. If it is doing well he will refer me to Physical Therapy to help strengthen my upper body back so I can start being more autonomous. It's a pain not being able to lift anything. Fortunately my sister's 10 month old is very good, but I still have to lift and carry her for diaper changes and such. I babysat the baby for the first time without someone else there who could lift her and I hurt all night and the next day... definitely too much for me still! I am hoping very much that my neck has grafted or whatever it's supposed to do and I haven't hurt myself. The surgeon said if I did I would KNOW it but with my high pain tolerance I'm not positive as I don't know if my twinges and aches are "KNOWING IT" or not... it doesn't help that my cat keeps sitting on my shoulder either LOL!! I need to stop that behaviour.

Okay, I'm getting back to work but wanted to let anyone who was interest if there is anyone what was going on with me :) I'll be back more regularly after September.
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  • CATHYSFITLIFE
    Thanks for updating us! Good news about your sister!! I hope your neck / back continues to heal and that you haven't done anything to it. That's really sweet of you to help your sister like that. I hope you'll be able to start PT soon. Stay in touch!

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  • IZZYBEBOP
    Thank you so much for the update, and I hope things turn out well for your sister. I do hope your appointment goes well and you can start PT. Take care of yourself.
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  • EATVEGAN
    Good news about your sister. I hope your back continues to heal. How good of you to help your sister even though you are having problems yourself. God bless you. emoticon
    Janet
    2147 days ago
  • MOMMY445
    glad to hear what has been happening with you and your family. sending lots of hugs from my family to yours. you can do this! you are worth it!
    2147 days ago
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