Monday will be a good day
Well folks, Monday is scan day.
Here’s how I envision the day going:
Wake up pre-dawn.
Pray. Run. Pray.
Drive to hospital for PET scan. Read and pray during the PET procedure from 7-9am. Say hello to my hospital people.
Go to Dr. Clean’s office for appointment. I started seeing Dr. Clean last month because my neck/shoulders/upper back were/are really jacked up from 1) being a tall person my adult life and hunching to make myself shorter and 2) my mastectomy and thoracoscopy surgeries that caused me to curl protectively around my chest. My posture stinks. Dr. Clean is working to get me bones aligned again, and he’s all about whole body wellness. I’ve been taking it in and evaluating it and incorporating bits and pieces into my routines. I figure I have nothing to lose by being as healthy as possible.
Go to Dr. Wonderful’s office for PET scan results.
Dr. Wonderful shows me scan report that says NO EVIDENCE OF DISEASE (NED). He smiles in his quiet way. His smile is even more reassuring than the report. We stamp the plan for the next 3-6 months with my current cancer drug protocol (Herceptin, Perjeta, Faslodex); everything remains status quo. Brad and I smooch and he heads off to do important work type things.
I frolic into the chemo room, and I high-five my posse of fellow drippers. We all do a Happy Dance. I send out texts and use the oncology patient wifi to post a quick, gleeful blog update.
I finish dripping, collect Maren off the school bus, and pick up Greta from Phenom’s house.
We laugh and sing and dance as we make dinner. We eat. We chat.
We head to Maren’s volleyball game. I am coaching Maren and nine other little girls who are having their first volleyball experience. It’s really amazing to see them improve so quickly in such a short amount of the time. For about half of the game, I coach with Greta riding piggy back. For the other half of the game, Greta sits on the bench with the girls who are rotating in to play. Maren will try really hard to get her serve over the net… I hope she does it; she’s been practicing so hard. This is introductory volleyball, so I’m hoping we actually have some back-and-forth volleys with the other team. It’s a fun-focused league, and we are loving it so far.
We will head home for the post-game snack, bedtime routines and night-nights.
I will lay my head down and thank God (again) for my many blessings. I will check off the box: Do Today Well.
I love my life. Monday will be a good day.