I had full CT & MRI of brain & c spine last week.
There were a few we’ll call them “minor” things they could see, such as the areas I’ve had trouble with for years, spots on lungs, plus herniated discs in my neck. They also uncovered a spot on or near thyroid which has doubled in size (in 2 months) since August. I’m going in this afternoon for a scan to evaluate that spot further.
How am I feeling? Ok. I’ve never complained much over the years and just lived with pains, but am learning how important it is now to tell the doctor. Getting around has been progressively harder in the past month. Feel like a 90 year old woman shuffling around when I get up in the morning or get up from sitting… driving in the car… I have numbness which has gotten worse… there’s pains when I try to go to sleep at night… fatigue is up there as well, often times I just need to drop right where I am, which really sucks if I’m in the car… but I’m not puking so I consider that a very good thing.
And you’ll all have to forgive me if I ask you the same question over and over, or forget you told me something. I’ve come to the realization “chemo brain” has a meaning I really never expected could run so deep. I’ll ask my daughter a question and she’ll say “MOM! You JUST asked me that. TWICE!” Which I never realized. Because I sure didn’t remember the answer. Or someone will say, “I TOLD you that.” And I can’t sit back and recall it to say “oh yeah, I remember now”. Because I seriously have no recollection of that conversation.
I sure hope these are all things that will improve!
So if you see me and ask how I am, I won’t go through the whole routine… I’ll tell you what my grandfather always said… “I’m still kickin’!” …And for that, I give thanks.
Hope you all have a blessed Thanksgiving!