Sleepless Friday/Saturday . . .

23 Oct

I had a lot to do today and I was able to get most of it done by simply shutting off my cell phone for the day. i had to, I am so easily distracted and lose focus that I just couldn’t afford to risk it today. The whole week has gone by and it seems my list of things to do (that I started the week with) only grew . . . nothing got done . . . until today (well, now it is Saturday morning, but, I mean nothing got done until Friday). So, finally I tackled my list.

I have a lot of medical appointments coming up. And, I need to spread it out so that I do not have too much to deal with in one day or one week.

It is pretty surreal to think that this is what my life has become like. Until breast cancer I enjoyed excellent health. And, I truly, truly enjoyed it. I never got sick (well, okay, I rarely got sick) and I never felt that I had any physical limitations whatsoever.

Those days have changed that is for sure. So weird really.

I have scheduled most of my medical stuff, but, still have a couple of things to schedule.

Here is what I have coming up:

I have a ct scan (of my chest), a colonoscopy, an endoscopic exam to take a look at a cyst in my esophagus, an ultrasound to look at a couple of ovarian cysts, an eye exam (now at least that is normal). I also have follow up appointments with my reconstructive surgeon up at Cedars Sinai – Dr. Sherman, and my mastectomy surgeon – Dr. Coleman (she was the first doctor I saw after I was diagnosed in 2009). And, I also have to see a gastroenterologist before I can have the colonoscopy and endoscopic exams. So, fun times! 🙂

I feel like I am leaving something out, but, I can’t think of it. So, maybe that is it.

Oh yeah, forgot, also seeing a dermatologist for an assessment. It is part of the protocol post cancer – to be very vigilant about my skin.

It is hard to remember what it was like to have months of no doctor appointments (heck, years would go by, except for the annual stuff).

Maybe some day I will make my way out of this stuff. I look forward to that.

I got a lot done today – I got most of the medical stuff arranged for and I made a dent in clearing off my desk. I have to have a workspace ready for the busy time that is coming up for me in the middle of November. Well, I hope it is busy 🙂

I am pleased to see that I can focus and mentally work the way that I used to . . . as long as I don’thave my cell phone on, that is 🙂

Love and peace,

Lisa

2 Responses to “Sleepless Friday/Saturday . . .”

  1. Sally October 23, 2010 at 7:32 PM #

    Congrats on being able to focus! That’s what makes us feel we’re OK. Some day you will have less need–hopefully no need–for all these tests.
    Love,
    Sally

  2. cancerfree2b October 29, 2010 at 10:00 AM #

    Thank you Aunt Sally 🙂

    Much love,
    Lisa

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