If you ask me how I’m doing, I’ll tell you I’m doing really well. Cancer-wise I’m good. Hip, wrist and memory wise I could use some help!
Monday, my Oncologist gave me the thumbs up and said she’d see me in 3 months. That’s fantastic! Although I thought it was my 6-month checkup which reiterates to me that my memory is still not HERE.
Three weeks ago I went in for my 6 month checkup with my OB/GYN, which I thought I needed because I had an abnormal pap awhile ago due to the chemo I was on (or some other drug, I’d have to look through my blog to get the details). I signed in, waited a few minutes and the receptionist said I didn’t have an appointment. I personally had the appointment entered in my phone calendar and my paper calendar that I carry around (a good way to double check myself, I thought). But I wasn’t upset, we just scheduled an appointment for the following week. When I went back last week, signed in and was called back to get my bp, weight, and a urine sample the nurse asked me why I was there. Oh geez… here we go again I thought! She looked through my chart and found that I’d already had 2 normal pap smears so I didn’t need to be there. We scheduled my annual exam for August. FYI When I had an abnormal pap due to the medications I was on I needed to get checked every 6 months until I had two normal paps.
I was supposed to have Physical Therapy today because I had a hip Bursectomy done in January. I have my 6-week post op visit with my surgeon on Wednesday (I think???) so this appointment was an evaluation before I see my surgeon. My phone and paper calendars show the appointment was scheduled at 4pm. Apparently the appointment was actually 2pm and I missed it. I have so many checks and balances for my appointments, I don’t see how I can keep messing up! I wonder if I have too many checks and balances… Anyway, I’d been having pain in my right hip for a few years. PT didn’t help my hip. Time didn’t help. I guess the steroid shots helped, or at least that’s what my surgeons notes say. The surgeon said to me “so the steroid shot helped.” I thought he was asking me so I answered and told him it didn’t. He looked at me and said he wouldn’t have entered that note if I hadn’t told him that. I laughed and said, “well then, I guess it did help.” And then we talked about Chemo Brain. Whatever… So on January 14th I had a right hip bursectomy. I think it’s helped but I’m also still sore from the surgery so I guess I can’t say for sure.
I’m at 6 weeks post op from the hip bursectomy and am able to schedule a carpal tunnel release on my right hand. I’m hoping to have this done in the next week or two. The same orthopedic surgeon who did the hip surgery will perform the surgery. When I told Micah’s pediatrician who performed the hip surgery he said, “Ooooh the surgeon to the athletes.” I like that :)
Which brings me to my family. Micah turned 4 on January 25th. We had a party with his friends and he had a blast! Bobby’s birthday was February 2nd and my mom watched Micah so we could spend the night in the French Quarter. My moms birthday was January 17th but it kind of got skimmed over because of my surgery on the 15th. She even had to pick up her own birthday cake but I think I paid J Helena, my mom and I went shopping last weekend for Helena’s prom dress. We found one and she looks beautiful in it! Hard to believe we have a teenager, probably because she is nothing like I was at 17!
|Playing with Alex at Micah's bday party.|
|Micah is taller than 91% of 4 yr olds. |
I know he gets that from me!!
|Micah is 4!!!|
|Nana and Micah at a parade.|
|Garrett and Micah|
|Me and Renee|
(my friend and Garrett's mom)
|Endymion is one of our favorite parades. |
This is to looking the left of us.
|On the balcony|
|Looking to the right.|