|Looks a little greasier than it really was. Yum.|
Yesterday I had a check up with Dr. Henry to discuss radiation, odds and ends, and the next few months. We planned for a CT scan at the end of January, which will only give us limited information. What we are hoping for is to see nothing new, possibly even shrinkage (yes, George, shrinkage) of the tumor and of course, no growth. Obviously I asked for the contingency plan.
|Waiting for a needle to the chest.|
Plan B: IF there is anything suspicious (new growth, tumor bigger, etc.), we proceed directly to an Autologous Stem Cell Transplant (autoSCT). This is when my own stem cells are harvested and frozen, then I am given a big fat dose of chemo to kill all the baddies. After all the baddies are dead, I get my own stem cells back and supposedly they proceed directly to my bone marrow and begin to produce those magical white cells again.
Now, if we proceed to Plan A and get to the PET at the end of March only to discover that there is still activity, then Plan B goes into effect anyway. And the port is staying in until at least March. So at least we are aware of the possibilities. I do so like to be prepared.
|At least Priscilla was there to do the dirty deed.|
Thankfully, in between appointments (Dr. Henry's/port flush/blood draw and my therapist), my mother and I went back to the soo lovely organic nail salon (Tierra Mia) for blindfolded manicures c/o my fairy godmother (heart heart). Just as the name of the service indicates, the whole time you are blindfolded. They drizzle oil on your hands and arms, exfoliate with crumbly cornmeal, tickle your head with a tingler, and even pick your color for you (after some discussion and direction on your part). I wound up with a dusty gray color, which I never would've chosen, but that I'm loving.
|Don't forget the freezing spray|
|Believe it or not, the only BEFORE shot I could find. Yes, it really was that blue.|
|After! See Judah taking pictures with his own cell phone?|
|We have a pantry! There are even roll-out shelves in that big cabinet.|
|Custom Curtains by Yona|