On Wednesday we had our meeting with my surgeon. Because my MRI looks good this has “possibly” added more options. On Friday I met with a reconstruction plastic surgeon so he could determine what types of plastic surgery I was a good candidate for...we had a good meeting, but I have a lot of things to think about. My case is being discussed by doctors from surgery, plastics and oncology and radiology oncology to determine the best options for me to consider. I hope to learn more next week. All good news, but a bit confusing right now.
This week I also went to my regular clinic to get a flu shot. I asked if my primary Dr. Stowe-Carpenter had time to see me just so I could thank her in person. A few minutes later she walked in the room and gave me a big hug. I thanked her for her calls and especially calling me last week right after the MRI. She had already reviewed the notes from the surgery meeting. She reassured me of the process and everything was going well. She told me to just review all the options when we get the information. As I was leaving she turned around and said “make sure Steve gets his flu shot!” Steve got his flu shot the next day!
And I ended the week with being put on a round of antibiotics for infection of my finger nails. Yes, the annoying side-effects of chemotherapy continue.