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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Just a Quick Update

All was well at my oncology appointment.  I do not have to see the oncologist again  for six whole months.  Wahoo!  Of course, I still have to have a mammo in April and see the breast specialist at that time, too, but hey, we're making progress. 

It's just about the one year mark from when I finished radiation.  The oncologist says it takes at least a year for the tissue to heal and to get your energy back.   So I should be pretty much "as good as it gets" with all this.  My treatment area is as healed as it will ever be, so the dark patches on my skin are permanent now.  Small price to pay.  I'm using a skin cream with hydroquinone to lighten the radiation tattoos.  If I could remember to use it every day it they would probably be almost gone by now.

Miss Ernie has been tolerating her eye drops pretty well.  She's lost more weight, though.  She is just fur and bones now.  It breaks my heart, but she's very strong and very feisty so what do you do?  When she stops bossing everyone around we'll know it's time to say good-bye.

Walker thanks y'all for his birthday wishes.  We had a nice dinner together, just the two of us, before we went to work Thursday night.  I wanted to tell the server that it was Walker's birthday but he didn't want me to.  He doesn't like when they all gather around and sing. I wanted to do it anyway.  I'll never take birthdays for granted again.


  1. Glad to hear you had a good appointment too! YAY!

    I know you don't like to see Miss Ernie losing weight. You'll know when it's time to help her cross. Such a sad thing to deal with though.

    Glad you had a good dinner out with your honey. I'm not a fan of the public singing either!

  2. a long time ago
    my mother and I
    went to Casino Windsor
    without me knowing
    she told the
    people who worked
    where we were eating
    it was my birthday
    they came over
    with a special
    dessert plate
    decorated with my
    name written in
    something edible
    and sang to me
    I'm not the
    type who likes
    to be the
    center of attention
    but, I was
    pleasantly surprised
    I look back
    with fond memories

  3. Thanks for the reminder (I'll never take birthdays for granted again). I'm glad your appointment turned out well!

  4. Good news from the oncologist, that's always good to hear!

  5. glad to hear that your reports came back all good. I hope hubby had a great birthday.

  6. That is wonderful news from your oncology appointment. I've heard there is some success with the skin lightening creams. Poor Ernie being reduced to fur and bones. But if there's plenty of fire inside her, she's got life to live. In all the years I've been getting waiters and waitresses to sing to my loved ones... I don't believe I've ever been serenaded. LOL Birthdays are indeed a gift. Take care.

  7. Glad to hear you got a good report from your oncologist and I'm sure the scar tissues will fade in time they have on my husbands back where he had to take radiation after colon cancer surgery back in 1999. Take care. Jean