I got a call from radiation yesterday saying I had missed my first radiation appointment. This is the first I have heard from them in two weeks and as far as I knew I was supposed to wait for a call scheduling me for my first treatment. I calmly told the receptionist that no one told me about this appointment and she then quickly said she would call me back. Meanwhile, I had to drop of the disc for my CT scans yesterday so I could hear the results today. Sarah and I went into Mount Zion Medical Center and delivered the disc and found out my Tuesday appointment was cancelled and all the staff was unsure if my Doctor would be able to call me or not about the results. Today is half over and I still have no news.
Ok back to yesterday, after we dropped off the disc we decided to go down to the radiation clinic and find out firsthand what was going on because the receptionist never called me back. I explained to the receptionist at the desk what had happened and she called the other receptionist who had called me. With a confused look on her face she told us the technician would come out and talk to us directly and that we should take a seat. We waited and then my radiation oncologist walks out looking so very confused and stood in front of us for a few moments before he asks, “did you start Chemo this week?” I answer “No”. Awkward silence, I followed up with, “I start on Monday. Did they neglect to tell you?” The doctor still looking confused said “Yeah that makes sense; we will start you next Monday.” The conversation got more and more staggered and finally another woman came out and gave me a card with my newly scheduled appointment.
I guess the part of this whole situation that bothers me the most is that maybe the cancer is gone and more treatment maybe unnecessary. Regardless of what the scans show the doctors will still continue treatments to be safe. All of this uncertainty is hard not to dwell on and the anticipation is driving me nuts.
Here is what is certain; I start radiation round 1 and chemo round 4 on Monday. It will be eight days of treatment in a row. Even though I got a CT scan done it seems as if the doctors are going to make me continue treatment to round 5 which is also bothersome because these treatments can cause cancer. Oh the irony!
I hope to write more soon but I have been experiencing writers block due to chemo brain which is actually a real thing. That is all.
P.S. If you wanna do something for me that would help me for my next round that starts on Monday. Post a funny video(s) in the comments. Moose had suggested that last round and I loved it. Also please share this update to anyone who is praying for me right now. Thanks.