The fear of cancer rearing it's ugly head is always present. I have been having some pain in my remaining kidney. That on top of a doctor telling me that he is worried about my kidney lab levels has me freaked. I set up an appointment with the doctor who removed cancer almost a year ago, and he reassured me that my levels, for only having one kidney were decent. He did set me up for a CT scan which I did, but had to wait two weeks for the doctor to tell me the results. Today was my appointment to get my results. The kidney is not compromised! Doing well. No enlargement. So my pain must be something else. It's funny because this past weekend there were a few days where I didn't have any pain. I have been hydrating myself better. When talking to the doctor today, he said that he wasn't any kind of an expert in back pain and I mentioned how it feels better when I'm well hydrated, and he said that when we become dehydrated, any issues we have, rear their
Whew! My chest x-ray where unremarkable. My kidney levels are stable. The doctor talked about possibly doing some genetic testing, but at this point, it isn't required. Apparently, new research has shown clusters of genetic mutations for different kinds of cancer. My parent's cancer and mine don't seem to be in a cluster group, but the research is still new, so, at this point in time, no testing is recommended. In six months, we will do another chest x-ray and a sonogram on my right kidney to make sure there isn't anything "going on" there. I'm glad I moved my appointment before spring break, so I can just relax next week.
I'm feeling much better. Just a cold now, but that is going to be all the time at school. It seems this year the kids don't know how to "vampire cough" or that they should rub the snot onto their hands and then touch things. This is why I don't share pencils or pens with students. I secretly don't like giving them to other adults either. I wouldn't say I'm a germ-a-phobic, but you can never be too careful. Jerry and I went and saw Jekyll & Hyde at the Alhambra Dinner Theatre. I love that we have season tickets. Later this month, our FSCJ season starts. We will see Wicked the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. I'm excited. Speaking of holidays. We didn't hand out candy this year for Halloween. I think maybe next year we will. We'll see... We have been invited to Jerry's sister's house for Thanksgiving. We are going to take some gluten-free dressing. YUM! Christmas is still too far off. I did just order a little &qu