Thursday, October 29, 2009

Too Tired to Think of a Title

Guess who came home from Walmart with a smiley face sticker on the back of his hand. Yep, Harry did and he was proud of it. You can bet your bottom dollar that no one at Walmart will ever give me a smiley face. I always enter with an expression of dread and leave with a big frown and tired feet from standing in checkout lines. Not that I've been to Walmart since March.

Today was PET scan day so we had to go out to the Cancer Care Center which is a different direction from where I went daily for radiation. I couldn't believe how much had changed! A few stores have closed, at least three new buildings are up and occupied, and a couple of interesting stores have opened. I need to go exploring.

Speaking of the PET scan - it was the easiest procedure I had since this whole thing began. Last night I almost made myself sick dreading yet another ordeal but it wasn't like that at all. When we see the medical oncologist next Monday we should get final results. My burns are healing nicely. Not everyone has this much trouble with radiation but my skin just gave up. I had a couple of spots that were third degree burns. They should be completely healed in a week or two.

I'm still trying to upload pics but haven't been successful. Maybe this weekend Joe will have time to rattle Blogger's chain and fix the issue. On this note, I believe it's time for me to follow hubby to bed. I hope to wake up tomorrow morning bright eyed and bushy tailed - ready for a new day.


Brad said...

I often anticipate something to the point of blowing it out of proportion in my head. Then when it actually happens it's not so bad. I wonder if it's some kind of built in defense mechinism? Glad to hear your doing good - wish I was there to go exploring with you!

Karen said...

Glad to hear that things went well today and it wasn't has bad as you anticipated. Hope you heal soon and you can go out exploring!

Smocha said...

One of the things I have learned from my husband is to ask myself "What's the worst that could happen?"
And it's usually always much worse in my imagination than it is in realty.

Glad to hear this is almost over for you! You need a big ole ,fun filled shopping day:)

SOUL: said...

mornin LBF`

i just wish i could be there for breakfast this morning. not that i really eat breakfast-- but coffee on your sun porch sounds fantastic! oh, is that glass enclosed-- or screened? i forgot. how bout climate controlled?
is it cold there? it's pretty chilly this mornin here.
oh well, i can handle it --
i really am gonna come raid your pantry-- soon as i can drive more than 20 miles without bein a crybaby :))

i am soooo happy you are almost at the end of the road.
i know the anticipation is awful, as you wait for the final answer. but we all know---
it's gonna be GOOD NEWS!

GIANT LBF HUGZ to you-- hope you have a great weekend, and get to see the kidz-

i'm soooo proud of you! just know that. you are one special lady. i hope you know that :))

Jamie said...

Thinking of you and awaiting the GOOD news you are going to hear about the pet scan,

Hugs, friend. :)

Leann said...

I found you thru Jamie's blog and just wanted to stop by and offer my best wishes, blessings, and prayers for your speedy recovery.


Cheryl said...

I'm so happy about your scan results. Really, it made my day. I hope you never have to go through this again. You've been a real inspiration through all of it. Such a positive attitude from the start.

Jamie said...

Just checking in on you...

Hugs. :)