My appointment with the radiologist was eye-opening this morning.
Spoil alert,,,this post contains whining, griping, grumbling and probably some good old fashioned feeling sorry for myself. I'll try to keep it PG rated.
It sounds like the next six weeks is going to be anything but a picnic....
The doctor first ran a 20 ft scope down my nose to check on my vocal cords. I haven't been able to speak much above a whisper since I got sick. The Dr reports one side of my vocal cords are paralyzed and probably won't get any better. So, guess I'm going to have to practice the 'Speak softly and carry a big stick' philosophy. I'll use the stick to get someone's attention and then tell them what I want them to hear!
I also had a form made to cover my head and chest that bolts into a table so the radiation goes in the same place each time. Sort of weird to see yourself in plastic sitting in a corner!!
The bad part of this is that the radiation will be very close to my esophagus which the doctor is concerned will swell, not allowing me to swallow. Sooo, I get another new procedure called a feeding tube to use for my meals until this swelling goes down. Can't wait for that! NOT We did get a new Ninja blender not long ago that emulsifies anything you put in it,,,wonder how Papa John's pizza would work?
Okay, can you tell I'm not the happiest camper in the world? Sorry,,,guess we have to take the good with the bad, huh? I asked about doing my therapy a little closer to home, but the doctor was pretty sure that at some point during treatment I would have to be in the hospital and wanted me to be downtown. Dam, dam, dam!
On a positive note (yes there is one here!) I got the most beautiful hat in the mail this afternoon. I've never seen one styled quite like this and it is LOVELY! Thank you so very much!