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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-07-17 05:24
Subject: [cancer] CT or not CT, that is the question
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Tags:calendula, cancer, health, personal, shellyrae
CT, of course. 'Tis definitely nobler to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous medicine than to die of cancer. Yesterday's scan was, well, a scan. Not much to tell until we get the results on Monday. calendula_witch and I were at the oncology clinic bright and early, where they set my port needle again and drew some blood, then down to the imaging center for the CT. After being NPO for several hours, even the contrast dye almost tasted good.

I will say the injectable dye is a slightly different experience through the chest port than through the arm. Though I might be confusion causality, this may have been a post-chemo thing. In addition to the usual places to feel the heat, I felt it in the back of my throat and in my hands — locations the peripheral neuropathy has manifested. Other than that, the whole business was quite routine.

calendula_witch dropped me off at home so I could go back to Day Jobbery, while she took care of some stuff, then came and spent the rest of the day with me once I got off work. I was (and to some degree still am) feeling emotionally fragile from scan stress, as well as other life stress. Her company and caregiving was much appreciated.

In other news, shelly_rae is riding the STP today and tomorrow. Drop by her blog and wish her well. It's a big bite of the apple she's taking, and I'm proud of her for doing it.

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shelly_rae: RSVP Lynden WA Windmill
User: shelly_rae
Date: 2010-07-17 12:39 (UTC)
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Keyword:RSVP Lynden WA Windmill
Thank you. Here I go. Ping, ping, ping.
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User: mmegaera
Date: 2010-07-17 20:57 (UTC)
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The STP went past my house about 10:30-noon today. Not long after they fought the first big hill of the ride.

I'd have waved at Shelly Rae if I'd known...
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User: fjm
Date: 2010-07-18 07:50 (UTC)
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Let me know by text? Won't have email again until mid-week I think.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2010-07-18 13:06 (UTC)
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You got it. :)
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Kari Sperring
User: la_marquise_de_
Date: 2010-07-18 13:36 (UTC)
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The thing with the dye sounds weirdly like the way acupuncture works on me. It's all very curious how nerves interact.
And more good wishes.
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