Valentine’s Day 2014
This year we celebrated Valentine’s Day with an MRI. Super special, right? At least I went in feet first, laying on my stomach. I just closed my eyes and pretended that I was at a beach somewhere enjoying the sun. The scan lasted about 20 minutes which wouldn’t have been too bad except that we waited in the lobby for over an hour to get to that point. It’s now Tuesday, February 18th and I’m still waiting for the results.
I have the best family ever. Two of my siblings had called me and joked with me for a while which really helped lighten the mood. It’s great to know that they are there for me and will support me. I just need to ask…which I’m not very good at doing.
My husband gave me a beautiful bouquet of flowers for Valentine’s Day which was very nice. I love flowers. We had made plans, including hiring a babysitter, to go out that night but then changed our minds when we got home. We decided to be lazy and just hang out.
I’m trying to maintain as much of the normal routine as possible for the kids…and for myself. On Saturday mornings, we usually go to Michaels for the arts and crafts activity, to Target for some shopping and finally to the library for new books to read and new movies to watch. In case you are wondering, I have a seven-year-old daughter, a five-year-old son and an almost three-year-old little guy. The only thing we plan to tell them about the cancer is that mommy is sick.
The rest of Saturday was filled with house work, preschool stuff with my five-year-old and periodic Google searches of Mucinous Carcinoma.
Sunday was quiet, just the way I like it. It gives me time to think about the week just completed and mentally prepare for the upcoming week.
Sounds like a lovely weekend to me, quite time with the family is always good for the soul.
Next time you go to Michaels, pick one of those planners. I made one for the fiancee when he was diagnosed. I kept all those doctors business cards in a card holder page. The doctors and offices you’ll meet will pile up and having all those numbers in one place saves alot of hassle. Plus, you can put it in your purse when you go to your appointments have all your doctors information at the ready. In the planner you can make it towards your needs. List of medications and appointment dates. Sub files with information the doctors will give , those pamphlets in the doctors offices. What you need in one nice binder. I used to take notes about the fiancee’s symptoms and what not and when he visited his oncologist i would just pass her the binder and she was go through the calendar and read everything. And that’s another thing, As your appointments pick up give yourself some cushion time. Some wait time.Bring a beverage , a book. Whatever it is you like to carry around. Doctors like to make you wait. I wish someone would have told me that in the beginning. I was the annoying one bothering the nurses and doctors every 10 times.
Thank you!! Yes, the information and the many doctors I meet gets confusing. My husband hasn’t met any of the doctors yet so he gets even more confused when I talk about them. We will be going to Michaels this morning. I’ll look for the planners you recommended. Thanks again.