Monday, July 07, 2008

The Plan for Today

Today the plan is that I go to the hospital to Oncology for a Muga test. Sounds interesting huh? Apparently, these drugs that are about to be put into my body have of the many other side effects, the ability to do damage to one's heart muscles. So the purpose of this test is to get a "movie" of your heart at work and it will be done throughout the treatments to make sure there is no damage being done.

The test itself should only take an hour or so and then I meet with my Chemo nurse and she goes over with me how to prepare for tomorrow ,the big day when I have my first treatment.
And then I'm going to the KOA Campground where my mom plays around as a supervisor during her retirement years to take some pictures to update their website. Those plans might be canceled as it sure looks like rain today and I think the chances are 50% but we shall see. And then I'm going to work.

This could be my last day of work for a while. I hate to have to go back on medical leave at this point as work as been good to me, my savior really but I just don't see how I'm going to be able to work. Even if I get through the treatments without much sickness and I am not so very fatigued there are those little things called germs that I'd be exposing myself to by being around a bunch of people and our office is definitely in a bigger store around a bunch of people.

MY boss is not fond of the idea either but honestly I don't know how I'm going to continue. And that ticks me off! The Chemo Dude didn't forbid me, he just told me that he was pretty sure I'd not be able to. So, I'm going to wait until after this first treatment and see what happen. He says that we'll know how my system is going to take this first dose and that will be the indication of how I do.

But enough talk of all that! I have coffee going and trying to figure how what to have for breakfast. I'm catching up on blog reading. I'm up pretty easy and have almost an hour before I have to start getting ready to leave.

And Sweetie! Well, she is still in bed!
I can see out the window it is very foggy out this morning. And although it is going to be HOT today I am cool this morning and even cut the air condition way down.

That's about it for me today. Lots of people having to face Monday morning after a nice long July 4th holiday. Hope your Monday morning goes well and the rest of the day too!


Becca said...

Good Luck today, Robbin!

Sage said...

I am sitting here with my cup of coffee, reading your blog, and again am totally amazed at how you are coping with all of this. You go girl! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers today and tomorrow especially as you take the next step of your journey through this latest test God has given you. And I completely believe you will emerge from this a stronger woman, and that you will fullfill your desire to join your family in Washington.

I'm with you in thought and am covering you in prayers. Keep us informed as you are able.

God bless.........Marge

Memaw's memories said...

Here's hoping the chemo doesn't make you sick. Hair is highly overrated, but nausea--you can do without.

Praying that everything will go well, and you will have an easy time with all this.

Just keep thinking about Washington and the memories you will make with your son and family.

Tammy said...

Good luck today Robbin and get a good nights rest. I'll be anxious to hear from you when your up to it.

odd chick said...

Hi Robbin
It sounds like a tough Monday but you sound strong and able to handle it. What is your source of strength, I wonder.... I feel privileged to have happened on your blog.

Chellie said...

It'll be good to get tomorrow out of the way so that we know what you will be dealing with. We can handle that, it's the unknown that is so difficult.

Thinking of you!

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

I made through this Becca, thanks for your good thoughts.

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

Thank you Marge, if determination stands for something, I'm half way there. Maybe I'm just stubborn. I hope you are having some good moments with your mom and you are in my prayers as well.

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

Thanks Shirley, yeah, the hair part I can handle I think (my boss is a very pretty woman and very vain just told me a while ago that would be enough to make her jump off a bridge, lol) I hope too I'm not too sick and can get through this with not too much trouble. Seems so nutty that I feel so good now and I could get really sick feeling just to feel better again. Go figure!

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

Thanks Tammy, I for some stupid reason am going to take my conference call tomorrow for work although it is doubtful I am going back to work, but for some reason I'm doing that. My appointment with Chemo Place is not until eleven thirty and you'll be hearing from me, I promise.

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

Welcome Odd Chick, I like your name, I'm a bit of an odd chick myself. I'm honored you found my blog and thank you for the well wishes. What is my source of stength you wonder...I guess I am peace with myself and it took me lots of years to get to this place but what I believe about this earth and people in general has not let me down in a time when I wonder myself how I am still able to get out of bed each day. Thanks for stopping by and come back!

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

Yes Chellie, it will be good to have tomorrow over with and then we'll regroup and deal with what we have to. I hope you are feeling well.
Loveya bunches!