Perhaps all of the campers should evacuate Camp Allen, what with all of the wildfires springing from our camp. Wildfires of gossip, that is. Can't a girl take a nap before writing a blog post anymore? :)
Indeed it is as Holly commented: Dr. Oncologist is not concerned about the 7mm lung nodule, and her preferred course of action is to "watch it". She said it is too small to biopsy, too dim to think it's cancer, and therefore too insignificant to worry about it yet. Huzzah, huzzah! Also, she was positively beaming with the news that the T9 vertebral body in my spine is no longer glowing; it doesn't matter why, and we'll never know anyway. The morning took a slight downturn when she told me that if I have one more sinus infection she's going to send me to Dr. Ear Nose and Throat to drain my sinuses. This involves spelunking in my sinuses and poking holes to make more drainage routes. Ugh! That sounds positively awful, and I'm not convinced that that's necessary. Even if my sinuses were riddled with holes, couldn't an infection still set up shop up there? The problem is my po-dunk immune system, right? We shall see.
In the meantime, it's time for Operation: Sinus Storm. I am upping the antibiotic anti and switching to avelox (a fluoroquinolone) instead of augmentin. I am taking claritin to dry out the sinuses and flushing them every night with a saline solution to. After the eradication of the current sinus infection, I will adopt a daily prophylactic sinus wash regimen and wear a face mask the next time the kid(s) are sick. My goal is to prevent the need for sinus surgery. Oh, yea, and to reclaim my health at last. I will be victorious!
As alluded to, I already took one nap on this easy-chemo day. That herceptin, I tell you what, I can hardly keep my eyes open on the walk home from the clinic. I must have extra Her2 receptors on my brain because the herceptin seems to thicken and settle right in the center of my head. Fortunately it will be largely cleared up by tomorrow and gone by Friday for sure.
I have been receiving herceptin every third Wednesday since March, but not once have I made it between herceptin appointments without having some other appointment or ailment. I think June is my time to shine. I'm feeling it. I am going to work 40 hours next week, and I am not going to get sick before my next herceptin treatment. I will be victorious!