Oy vey!! The appt at the oncology clinic went well - met with the nurse, the oncology resident, the oncologist, the radiation oncologist, the resident & the oncologist & the nurse, the drug reimbursement specialist then the nurse again. Yeah. 3 hours later, information assimilated, questions asked & answered, appts galore!!! I get the PICC line put in on Tuesday, CCAC (home care nurse) visit on Wednesday to change the dressings from the PICC line, chemo side effects clinic on Thursday, ECG on Friday, Knitters Fair on Saturday (thank God I'm taking a bus down - it will be like a wee vacation!!!), chemo pre-visit on Tuesday and then chemo for real starts on Wednesday the 15th. Mix in there a craft group at Gilda's & a few cancer support groups & PHEW!!!
I will lose my hair - I'm not too bothered by it right now. At least I won't have to worry about hat head this winter! People say that my hair might grow back different; I'm hoping that it grows back in not grey!!
I've discovered that cancer treatments are significantly costly - I am sincerely grateful for drug coverage!! It should be pretty much 100% covered between mine & Kerwyn's work insurance. That's a freakin' load off let me tell you - tens of thousands of load off!!
Tomorrow I'm heading down to the T-dot to visit with Elise and get caught up in person. She's back in Canada & you can totally get in on classes with her while she's here at The Needle Emporium Knitting Camp. We're going to head to the ROM to take in the African-Canadian quilt exhibit. I'm sorely tempted by the Terracotta army - I feel a Lara Croft moment coming!