Out and about

October 5, 2017 Thursday

Last night I took another benedryl to counter the itching and I also found an anti-itch prescription cream so I put that on the worse itchy spots after my shower.  Together, I had almost no itching last night and most of today.  I am sort of itching again this evening, but I’ll use the cream again tonight and hopefully, that’ll be the end of the itch.  I slept late and had a very lazy morning.  I did not have much pain in the surgery sites again unless I do a long stretch for something and I’ve learned not to do those.

I did put on real clothes today for the first time since surgery and it felt pretty good to look normal again.  I did some calling about insurance today and found that my cancer policy company did not receive the bill for the 4th chemo treatment so I went to Office Depot and faxed it to them.  While I was still in my car, a cart came rolling down the hill and right into my front door!  A man tried to stop it but he couldn’t get there fast enough but it was nice of him to try. It didn’t bother the paint but left a dent.  I’m going to see if I can get something done about that tomorrow.

I also went to the oncologist’s office for lab work and my numbers were very good.  All within the normal spectrum!!!  So that was good news.  Things are looking up.

I did call the surgeon’s office to see if they had results from the lymph nodes and tumor margins they sent in from surgery but they didn’t have them.  They lied to me about that last time cause they didn’t want to give me bad news from anyone but the doctor so maybe they are doing that again.  The surgeon was in the operating room all day today but that he will be in the office tomorrow.  Maybe he will call me tomorrow.  Chances are that I will call him if he doesn’t call me.  Proactive is my middle name!!!  Sometimes.

I didn’t go anywhere else today but I felt good that I got out and about again.  I am quite tired this evening and expect all that activity after no activity for a few days has worn me out.  I expect I’ll be feeling better tomorrow.  Hope all that truck door opening and closing today didn’t “pull” anything and make me more sore.  We shall see.

Morning weight – 223.4  My right hand and arm are turning nice colors where they tried three times to stick me for the IV and they are still a little swollen with fluid.  I’m ready for that to go away and I bet it will soon.

Author: melaniesjourneythroughcancer

I am a retired teacher who was recently diagnosed with triple negative ductal breast cancer. I decided to write this blog to record the actions and emotions that occur as I make this journey through the cancer experience.

One thought on “Out and about”

  1. Melanie. I’m so glad things are going so well for you. And it’s very common to get itching after anesthesia. Plus the hydrocodone might have pushed that forward a bit too. I hope you have no itches today




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