Stu, you're about the nicest person I've run in to online.
I've made an executive decision that after all of this is over (chemo, resection, mop up) and I'm declared cancer free... we're going to Florida to visit my father in law and his wife in their new home. We're going to make it an epic road trip, as we'll have 4 younger kids with us that haven't seen that part of the country.
I wasn't even worried about my CT that I had on Tuesday. If there are more tumors, it's not like stressing about them will make them go away. Side note on CT: no one told me the contrast was going to make me feel like I wet my pants!!!
Amy- I have a story to tell you. So I had my scan on March 2nd and after the contrast went in, I felt like I normally do, like you want to wet your pants. The nurse comes in to disconnect me and notices that my neck is all red. Well for the record, it’s always red. It’s red when I’m nervous, red when I wake up, red when I’m angry, red when I’m excited about something, whatever. She insisted it was an allergic reaction. So they made me wait. I usually run out there like a bat out of hell. After a 1/2 an hour of waiting for the radiologist to come out, we concluded that it’s just me! I can’t wait for next time! I made them put it on my chart!!!
And as for the bag matching the shoes, they don’t. But I’m not opposed to buying some that do! And the tattoo is in my inside wrist. It says “FORZA” which means strength or push forward. I think I’m going to actually plan to go to Hawaii or Italy in August- if that June scan is okay...
Ps Your attitude will be worth its weight in gold! It will get you through all the garbage cancer tries to take from you. Kids are the reason to do everything the dr says! Hugs to you!