Yep, it’s been awhile. Again. At least this time I have been super busy and have lots to share.
Health update: While I’m done with chemo, I am starting to see the impact of having poison pumped into my body for 3 years. Nothing too serious, just lots of little things that add up to still too frequent trips to the doctors office. I have osteoporosis and just had a bone density scan; I have a fatty liver and out of control cholesterol, which is most likely hereditary, so I see a lipid doctor next month; The chemo causes pap smears to come back abnormal so those have to be repeated a few times a year; Still seeing Dr. Ellis every 3, last time all of my counts look great; I had a CT scan a couple weeks ago that found some nodules on my spleen that Dr. Ellis isn’t worried about, but I have to repeat another scan in 4 months… You know, just to keep me on my toes.
Family Update: We are doing great! Ryan did some art classes this winter and will be starting t-ball again next month! We’ve been practicing and he’s fielding and throwing a lot better this year. Now let’s just hope he wants to stay out on the field by himself now :)
Work Update: I have accepted a position with Cancer Research of the Ozarks/ Cox as a Regulatory Compliance Coordinator! I have orientation this Saturday and start one week from today, 4/22. My job will be to review cancer research trials, meet with the review boards from Cox and Mercy and draw up contracts for the patients to sign to participate. At least I think that’s an accurate description, I can update you after I’ve been there for a few weeks. I think it will be awesome to get to see research at work!
What’s been occupying my life update: Charities! My last blog post was about the ACS and Relay for Life. It’s just a few weeks away and while I’ve been thinking about what I’m going to speak about for almost a year now, today I started putting it on paper. I’m not nervous about it… yet.
And my Woman of the Year campaign for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society! See the next blog post for details!