Tuesday, 11 March 2008

More Waiting ....

For those of you who visit my blog in the hope of seeing some of my artwork, PLEASE keep coming back - I hope to start creating again real soon.
My hospital appointment last week brought more frustration and "waiting" which I am not good at - this lady loves to feel "in control" of her life and since December when my breast cancer was diagnosed, control of my life is one thing I feel I have lost big time. The appointment turned into just a note taking exercise by the dr; talking about what they will do and when she had a look at the wounds she noticed that my body is rejecting some of the stitches (they are meant to stay inside my body and dissolve). As she is the oncology dr i got referred back over to the breast clinic after my appointment with her. So more on that below lol.
The oncology dr said that she wants to WAIT for another 2 weeks before my second planning appointment where they do the preliminary things before the radiation treatment will start. So I have to heal some more as I am still bruised and wounds not completely healed yet.
THEN radiation treatments probably wont start for another 2-3 weeks after that. Anyways after I had finished with her i went over to the breast clinic to get looked at by one of the surgeon drs over there and she took the stitches out that had broken through the skin. Ouch ouch kind of as most parts are numbish. Then we headed back home - didn't even feel like craft shopping on the way lol.
So once again waiting for things to happen ......
Some days are good, some days are "pity party" days but I am learning to take each day as it comes - and on those pity party days to work through all the emotions and not suppress them. I know one day very soon I will be able to look back on these past months and softly smile and know I conquered it all and have become stronger for the experience.
Until next time - huge thanks to everyone for their prayers, love and support - it means the world to me.

5 comments:

Jan said...

Hello Wendy Have just been reading your blog and the news re your stitches and more waiting. Take advantage of this waiting time to rest and heal your body some more. You will need all your strength during radation.The wait is another step along the journey and it will be for your benefit.
How sweet of your DH to buy you a new sewing machine---hope you feel up to having a play before long.
My best wishes are coming your way
every day is one more step up the ladder
Hugz Jan Cotton

Kelly said...

thinking of you. take care. hugs from canada.

Artseyanne said...

Hi Wendy,

Will continue to keep you in my prayers.

Angela said...

Ugggg....hostpitals. I know how you feel. I hope that you feel better soon. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. :)
I also wanted to thank you for the beautiful ATC that you sent me! Breast Cancer awareness means alot to me! I'm sooo glad that I own it! :) THANK YOU SOO MUCH!

SindeeLoooooo said...

I have found that when you have a pity party, you need lots of WINE!! I am unsure how well that will go with your meds, so maybe just soda in a wine glass. Whatever helps to make the pity party more FESTIVE, huh? I'll keep you in my prayers, in my own warped and twisted way!!

SindeeLooooooooo