Monday, January 9, 2012
DOC APPT and TRADER JOE'S
Not anything real exciting today. We were up at six this morning and left the motorhome at 7:45 for my 9:00 appointment at Duke. We left early because we didn't know how long it would take us with all the morning traffic. It took almost an hour -- the traffic was INCREDIBLE! This is a very busy area -- Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and all the little places in-between.
I was called to a room by "Joan," my Radiologist's nurse. This was the first time meeting Joan and she was a delight. She is originally from Finland. Joan said she bragged about snagging a "Yank" and shortly after they were married in Finland, he informed her they were going to the States. I was also seen by a Resident -- a Navy doctor. This is the second Resident we have seen in Radiology that is a Navy doctor. He has been in the Navy 24 years. The Radiologist explained everything and answered all my questions. I am impressed with my Duke radiology team.
I go back Wednesday for a CT Scan and "mapping" for radiation. Next week I will start radiation 5 days a week for 31 sessions. After I complete radiation, I will once again see the oncologist who will prescribe an estrogen blocker drug that I am supposed to take for five years. Five years is a long time...I will be near 70 years old in 5 years. None of us knows what tomorrow will bring, much less 5 years down the road.
We shopped at Trader Joe's today. We have NEVER been anywhere near a Trader Joe's, so we now understand why people like shopping there so much -- we thought the prices were reasonable. We didn't buy a lot but did buy cereal that was recommended by Diabetes Living's website -- "Triple Berry-O's" -- honey oat O's with dried blueberries, strawberries and raspberries.
When we returned home, everyone was gone and we were here by ourselves -- the only RV in the park. However, after dark, another MH moved in.
It has rained off and on last night and today.
Not much else to report. We are gearing up to watch the big championship game tonight -- LSU vs AL.
Thanks for your prayers -- with so many praying for me, I know I will be OKAY!