Monday, November 25, 2013
The storm is over. My oncologist okayed my request to have my port removed, so I had my port removed today! That is a very good sign. And I now have two of them. Bracelets? Earrings?--they're kinda heavy. Pendants? Christmas tree ornaments? I'll have to make something creative out of them. They kind of look like bugs to me--there's a tube (antennae?) at the top by two indentations where eyes could go and the big blue bump in the middle could be replaced by a gemstone, too. I'll post pix once I get them converted into something wearable on the outside of my body!!!
Friday, November 15, 2013
Follow-up? I'll meet with my breast surgeon in December and then every six months for a clinical breast exam. I'll meet with my oncologist every six months starting in April. I'll get my port taken out soon--then I'll have two of them. I guess if they match I might have to have earrings made from them!
I'm meeting with a counselor next week to set up a post-treatment plan which will include some physical therapy to heal the scar area, regular massage, and monthly acupuncture. I'm hoping that periodic real spa days will replace the not-so-real-ones at the oncology center.
I'm also setting creative time aside--time to paint, collage, sew and quilt. I have so many ideas buzzing around in my brain! As the days get shorter and colder, I look forward to time in my workroom.