Monday, January 18, 2010

another clean scan :)

I had an appointment with the oncologist today, after a chest X-ray and blood work on Thursday. X-ray was clean, blood work looked good. My next appointment is in late May.

Today is two years since I finished radiation. So much has happened in those two years... It feels like much longer ago than that, but I've been a busy chica, and being busy certainly makes time pass more quickly.

This blog has become pretty not interesting, but I guess that's a good thing :)

In the last couple of weeks, I've had three more people comment that I have hair now. This is slightly annoying, since my hair started growing in before I even finished chemo, and that was over two years ago. Not a huge deal by any means, but come on now people. I've moved on. You can, too.

At school, they're participating in the Pennies for Patients drive, which supports people with blood cancers. I'm pretty sure this had nothing to do with me, that it's coincidence. But I told the counselor, who is organizing the whole thing, that if she wanted to let kids know that I had a blood cancer, so this might help people like me, she was welcome to, and that if anyone wanted to talk about it, I'm happy to answer questions. I had quite a few kids ask me questions, which was cool (some of them have been my students for long enough that they remember when I was out). I also had a few kids come in and put change in my box, which I thought was cool. They are competing with other homerooms, so change they give to me doesn't count towards their competition, which makes it that much sweeter for them to do.

I've given up the search for an answer or a cure for chemo boobs. I am dealing with my heart rate issue when I exercise in hopes that it will come down eventually. And I still wear sunscreen, though I don't know if I need to be as vigilant about it or not. No need to press my luck.

Otherwise, lots of good stuff going on professionally and blissfully little to report on the health front. I've been using my NetiPot almost every day when I get home from work, and I'm convinced that is the primary reason that I haven't been sick yet this season. There's still plenty of time, I know, but so far, so good...


Tam said...

Hi - is the netipot because you have been getting sinus infections post chemo?
I was at my local Lymphoma meeting this week and one of the members asked the group if they suffered from sinus infections more after treatment.
Allot of people raised their hands. Just curious?

Heat said...

I haven't had any sinus infections ever, pre- or post-chemo.

I understand that sinus infections are pretty common in immuno-compromised people, so maybe that's why?

I've been using the Neti-Pot just to clean everything out and get rid of all the crap I pick up at work (elementary school — no shortage of germs!) in an effort to stay healthy. With the mechanisms behind germ entry, cleaning out the sinuses regularly seemed like a good idea.

Kate said...

Hi - I've just found your blog. I'm currently a year in remission from non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. I guess we have some tings in common. Stop by my blog if you have time!

Kate said...

By the way, I meant 'things' not 'tings' - although tings kind of sounds cool.

Mrs. Money said...

That is awesome!! :) I am so happy for you.