Quick update: had first post-radiation oncology visit yesterday. My doctor said he forgot I was only a week out from finishing radiation because I looked so good (okay, so maybe I used a smidge of blush and some mascara). But, I really think he was talking about my numbers.
We're working on scheduling my post-radiation scans. He wants a minimum of a month from finishing radiation to let inflammation go down. True to my signature block, I'm an impatient patient - I think the waiting is torture.
My husband and I got away for a long weekend - both to celebrate finishing chemo/radiation and our 23rd anniversary. Thursday, before we left, I spiked a fever, which is usually a sign my biliary tubes are clogged and going to start leaking. They put me on 2 antibiotics and I held my breath and made it through the weekend (we debated not going and decided worst case scenario, I'd just have to get them replaced at an unfamiliar hospital, but, fortunately, that didn't happen).
On the flight out of town, my husband asked me a question about flushing my tubes (I flush them with a saline solution 2x/day). Oh.My.God. I totally forgot the bag of saline flush syringes! And we were going to be gone 4 days. Not good.
We landed and got my iPad out and started calling pharmacies. Not something the chains carry. Fortunately, one pharmacist mentioned there was a Walgreen's pharmacy within a cancer center hospital we were driving by. Called it - yes - they had them, but they are prescription only. Fortunately, they could call my pharmacy at home and get authorization to give me enough to get through the trip. Note to self: never leave home without them again! Although, my oncologist is hopeful that we've killed off this bad boy enough that I can get the tubes out. That would be so incredible - I don't know how to get through a hot Dallas summer without getting in the pool!
Anyway, that's the scoop from here. Next up is scanning - in a few weeks.