We are back from our vacation to Alaska. A great time was had by all. We were amazed by the beauty of the inside passage. Vacouver, BC is a very, very cool city too. That is where our cruise started. We were spoiled rotten on the ship for 7 days, followed by 2 days in Anchorage before we flew home. I felt fantastic the whole time. The swelling in my hand and arm has come down considerably. I am convinced heat and humidity have something to do with the swelling. I told the nurse at the oncology office that I think vacations should be prescribed for every patient about a month after chemo treatments are finished. (That way the insurance company could pay for it!)
I have a pretty big day scheduled for next week Thursday, July 29. First, at 1:00, I will have my 3 week dose of herceptin. There is a suspicious spot on my back that needs to come off by Dr. Dodde and that is scheduled for 4:00. It will be biopsied once it is removed. Please pray for good results on that.
The mastectomy is scheduled for August 9. I hope to spend lots of time by the water with friends and family between now and then. And yes, I hope to go back to teaching in the fall.