Friday, September 24, 2010

On the Rise

I'm feeling better by degrees and gradually feeling more like myself. I've had the energy to go on longer walks and even went to the gym yesterday. I still worry about the surgery, etc., but in general I'm doing better.

I've been back at work (part-time, which is as often as I ever have worked during school) and its going well.

My next real steps are:

1) making sure the insurance transfer from MNCare to MCHA goes off as planned at the end on September. I have no reason to suspect that it wouldn't, but I'll rest easier knowing its done with.

2) figuring out the logistics for the Mayo trip. I now have dates in hand:I'll be at Mayo on the 15th for another biopsy, though this will be outpatient, day-surgery. I'll be back in Rochester again on Monday the 18th to get the results from Dr. Hunter I'll plan to check into a hotel that night and stay in Rochester. The next morning, the 19th, I'll check in and have the surgery that day. I'll be at mayo for about a week. The surgery will suck, and the recovery will be annoying. But hopefully I can start getting back into some sort of normal routine by early November.


Eclector2 said...

I'm very glad you are getting your energy back. This will help you during and after the surgery. I hope you are enjoying your sunny, new house.

I think that you are understating things when you say that the recovery will be "annoying," since the surgery and the recovery could be major deals. As usual you are being stoic and sucking it up. We know that it is very scary and we are going to be there to help you.

We all hope for a return to normalcy in your life. There is nothing in the world that I want more. Love, Mom

Deborah in MN said...

I'm happy to hear you are feeling better and applaud your positive attitude. But that doesn't mean you have to ignore your concerns or worries, so I concur with Mom. Life will never be the same, but that doesn't mean it can't be as good or even better than before the cancer. We're praying for you, as our some of our friends who don't know you.

lsikora said...

Hey, is there anything any of us can contribute to make the Mayo trip more palatable, like magazines, food, DVD's, etc. or something???....

Anonymous said...

I'm just now checking in. Good to see you're doing so well. Yeah, it's scary. (I recommend moving out of a house you've lived in for 22 years and into another one 90 miles away to take your mind off things. We're finally in Lake City, and back online.) But you are doing all of us proud.


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