Monday, August 18, 2008

Rainy days and Mondays

Today was another learning day. I swear I could get my Doctorate with just a few more classes. Here's what today brought. We hit a little glitch in the clinical trial area. Rick body has to be clear of all chemotherapy for 6 weeks before he can start this study/trial. His last chemo was on July 22nd so he won't be able to start anything until the first week of September. I'm hoping that the next couple of weeks will be a healing time for him so when experimental stuff starts, his body will be as healthy as possible. So far, Rick is still looking like a good candidate.

This weekend as I played Wii boxing at Desert Aire I noticed for the first time that when I get winded, it takes a long time for my body to recover. I guess since I have lung cancer, that would be a normal occurrence, but I had never noticed it like I did this weekend. Walking doesn't fatigue me, but whenever I do something with lots of cardio I can't get air back into my lungs fast enough. You know what that means? Slow down :)

Tonight I had a wonderful time at my friend Jana's. She invited a bunch of girls (ok, we're women) over for conversation, games, food and friendship. I think we should do that more often. The only problem I see is that we'll need to start earlier in the day, because when you get a bunch of women together...we can talk for hours. The gathering started at 4:00 and I didn't get home until 9:40pm which is why this blog is coming so late.

Tomorrow is scan day for me, and my dear friend Cathy will be going with me to SCCA. We've decided to do a little shopping on the way home if everything goes well. The results come on Wednesday and for the first time ever...I've been thinking of every possible excuse I can come up with to skip these next couple of days all together. As much as I'm sure that I will still be "stable", there is always that "chance". Honestly, I'm still grasping what is going on with Rick and I find that much harder to do than dealing with my own cancer.

I'd better go to bed now. I have a big day ahead of me and I need to do well on my "tests" tomorrow.

Dream Big,

1 comment:

The Stemkoski's said...

Praying, praying, praying that today and this week go well for you Doreen! (((((Hugs)))))!!!!!