Oncologist: First 3-Month Check-up

23 Jan

Yesterday I had my first 3-month checkup with the oncologist.  In the past few months they have redesigned the whole office so it looked very different while we were there.  It felt like we were somewhere else.  Anyway, they took blood, weighed me and then led us to an exam room.  I only waited about 4 minutes before my doctor walked in.  He commented on my hair growth and I commented on how it isn’t growing fast enough.  lol!  Then, we brought up some issues.  First, I mentioned that I still have no period and how I am still having hot flashes, which still wake me up throughout the night.  Then, I asked him about some pain I’ve been having in my tailbone since my last chemo.  It hurts worse when I have to sit a lot (in the car, church, etc).  He seemed a little concerned about the tailbone pain so he ordered an x-ray.

Kevan and I went over to the imaging center right away and had the x-ray done.  I had to change into some hospital pants and then they led me to the x-ray room.  She took 2 pictures of me laying on my back and then 2 while I was on my side.  She said the doctor would have the results later that day.
The doctor’s assistant called me today to let me know that all of my blood tests came back okay except for my hormone tests.  My tumor markers looked good too.  🙂  As for the hormone tests they just revealed that I was at “menopause levels”.  Duh!  Or as my doctor said to me yesterday…they proved I’m an “old lady”.  He was joking that I was really “Kevan’s old lady”…and it is true since I’m still in menopause.  The doctor said there isn’t anything we can do since I can’t take hormones.  So, I will just have to wait.  She said they will do the hormone testing again at the year mark (a year from my last chemo).

The x-ray came back that I have a deformity of my tailbone (coccyx bone).  They were not sure if I was born this way or if it was a result of an injury.  Since they didn’t have a prior x-ray they couldn’t compare to see if it has gotten worse, but they checked for inflammation/swelling and didn’t notice anything that was worrisome.  The assistant said I should just wait and see if it goes away.  It has already been 5 months so I’m not really sure how long they want me to wait.  Oh well.  I guess I will start sitting on one of these:

No making fun of me when I show up for church with my “cushion”.  lol!  At least it isn’t for hemorrhoids.  lol!  Sorry, I had to say it. That is one positive thing!  None of those!
 
So, I praise God that everything was good cancer-wise.  I’m thankful that I can continue to look forward to the future and I pray that I will be cancer free the rest of my life.  Please Lord.
 
Now, I’m off to teach a Ladies Bible Study class…..so pray for me if you think about it.  It scares me to death every week.  I’m praying God gives me strength and wisdom.

4 Responses to “Oncologist: First 3-Month Check-up”

  1. willie January 23, 2013 at 11:18 pm #

    sounds great to me.

  2. Julie January 24, 2013 at 3:35 am #

    Class was awesome, You are doing a wonderful job! I love your insights!

  3. Jayde January 24, 2013 at 3:53 am #

    Thank you Julie! That means a lot. It is pretty scary! lol! Glad God has helped me so much.

  4. Anonymous January 24, 2013 at 4:44 am #

    Jayde, I was going to suggest that you get a cushion to sit on til your tailbone gets better – and it will!!
    As far as your Bible study class – you worry for nothing look at the positive feedback you got! Judy

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