Someone asked me yesterday what my "next step" is. I am happy to say that my immediate plan is to enjoy my summer!! The kids have been having a lot of fun with friends, swimming, going places, and we are leaving on Tuesday for two weeks in New York. It won't quite be the same as our last few trips "home". We are flying instead of driving, so no beach trip, and our luggage capacity will be way less. That means no softball equipment or golf clubs (although I got the ok from my plastic surgeon, I haven't played golf since my surgery). Since I am still trying to recover the energy I lost through chemo, surgery and radiation, our big outings like New York City and Six Flags will probably be put on hold until next year. We will still find fun things to do, though, and enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I am going to see my lymphedema specialist again tomorrow, and then I have NO appointments until the end of July.
After that things will pick up again, though. I'll have a routine check-up with my oncologist up first when we get back from our trip. My next surgery (hysterectomy) is scheduled for August 14th and I'll need to see the doctor and have pre-op testing at the hospital the week before. I have a three month post-radiation appointment with Dr. Au sometime in August. I am supposed to see my surgical oncologist in September or October. My reconstruction surgery is scheduled for the first week of November. Sometime between now and then I will have to have a CT scan so my plastic surgeon can "map out" my blood vessels and such for the reconstruction.
So that's my next five months in a nutshell. Add in school, fall ball for softball and 7th grade football....yikes. No rest for the weary, that's for sure!