It has been a very long time since I have been on the site. Not because I don't care and think of all of you constantly - it was just a crazy summer, and now fall.
Had my 6 mo oncology check up this past week and all seems well, but because I still have not had the reconstructive surgery that was recommended 2 years ago (and some of you know about that), I am scheduled for a PET scan on Nov 2. That at this moment is the least of my concerns.
In June as I ran through the Denver airport to make a 10 minute connection (and had to change terminals), I thought I wasn't going to make it because of shortness of breath. At first it was scoffed off (by me) as being old, and out of shape. However, the shortness of breath has continued along with light headedness at times and a heavy chest at times. When I went in for my physical on Sep 12th, my Dr put me through a battery of heart tests. Got the results today and they are kind of scary. The left side of my heart is functioning at 20%, there is a mild enlargement in one portion and some other things that I didn't understand. Long story, short, I am being referred to a cardiologist next Friday and was told today that the cardiologist would probably order an angiogram to check for blockage. I told my PC that I knew chemo did damage to my heart by about 15%, she said some of the damage is from that, but there is a lot more damage.
In the meantime, I am very concerned, but have faith in God that once again the good Dr's and my will to live will win out. I have two new grandchildren that I want to be here for. Aiden is almost 6 months and one BIG boy - like his daddy. Megan Marie was born August 17th and is a little dainty thing. I have waited a long time to be a grandma, and I want to be around to enjoy it.
Thanks for your thoughts and prayers. Will keep you all posted. Skimmed through the posts tonight and see a lot of new names, and some "oldies" missing that I am very concerned about. You are all constantly in my thoughts and prayers.