Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Return to surgeon

Today we went back to the sugeon. She is pleased with my progress and told me I should really start feeling well over these next two weeks. In fact she cleared me to return to work on the 15th. After we left there we stopped at the cancer society. We were recommended to go there. We brought home lots of stuff to read although they did not have much on ovarian cancer. Then we were halfway home when we remembered we forgot to get a note from the surgeon to return to work so we turned around and went back to get it. Drove the whole way back to our hometown to give my boss the paper. She is being very accomidating with me returnng to work which I am glad because I was worried about tiring out. Then we got home and I realized I did not have my purse. Called around and discovered I left it at cancer society which made me mad at myself that we had to turn around and run back into the city again! I needed it because it had my wallet with insurance cards and my checkbook happened to be in there. There wasn't any money or crdit cards so I wasn't worried on that end but I knew I needed my insurance cards, checkbook keys and drivers license because I was finally cleared to drive. So we drove all the way back and then stopped for lunch on the way home.
It was hitting Norm hard today. For one it was surreal that we even had to go to the cancer society. Other than being tired, I feel great. It's just hard to believe. For lunch we went to BK.....the same one we went to on our first date. It was a little bittersweet.
We had asked for the surgeon report and the preliminary path report. I told our surgeon that I am a little frustrated that they don't have results yet and she assured me that because of it's rarity they needed to know exactly what it was to treat me properly and get a proper prognosis. I read in the path report that my type was more seen in teenagers...that it is rarely seen in women my age. I wasn't sure if I was able to take solace in that. We will need to look up a lot of words before we can even begin to understand the rest of the path report. I wish there was a Babel Fish translatr to put doctor reports into plain English.
So now we have to go through the holidays pretending there isn't a giant thing hanging over us. We want it to be normal for the kids as much as possible.

1 comment:

marikay said...

Hi Denise! Gosh, I was writing a long note and my computer logged me off! Grrr! Anyway, I will start over. I am so happy to hear you got cleared to go back to work! Yay! And I think with all that's happening, you have perfect reason to forget your purse! You were excited/anxious/stressed! Just to show you my excuse, I don't have one except plain carelessness...a few months ago, I locked my car KEYS twice on two different occasiions in the car and in the trunk! Gosh, I wont go into detail about it but 1) I was far from home 2) my cell phone was in the car too. So I guess I'm saying its okay that you left your purse. It will be something you chuckle about looking back at it. At least it gave you and your hubby time to chat longer and by that time, eat lunch! Does your doctor have E-mail? My doctor does and so she gets back to me within 24-48 hours. It beats hanging on the telephone on hold. It's their job to interpret pathology reports so just tell your Doc that you had a chance to read it and you have lots of questions. Well, I better get back to finishing my school work! Take care Denise and God bless!