Sunday, July 19, 2015


There are certain situations where I have an exorbitant amount of patience. 
Waiting to start the medicine to Cage this Beast in my body is not one of those situations. Although there was some time I needed to wait in between the brain radiation and starting the meds, I'm now ready. Starting the new meds definitely creates its own anxiety, however, waiting is certainly stirring more.

I visited both my oncologists this week and was prescribed my oral medication to start the process. Because this is a Big MC treatment, and we have to deal with insurance companies (which I'm so grateful to have) and preauthorizations, things are complicated.  So, here I still wait in anticipation of starting. I'm hoping that will happen by Monday. I did receive a 15 minute infusion on Thursday of some meds to counteract some potential side effects and I'm grateful that all went smoothly (knocking on wood at the moment).

Meanwhile, let me just say how much I LOVE my doctor at Dana Farber. She is basically the perfect match for me. She is so very smart, competent, confident, optimistic and KIND. I liked her the first time we met weeks ago, but now, I LOVE her...for real. 

The phrase I've heard most from people as they continue to shower me with encouragement is "You've Got This!" Sometimes, it's a challenge for me to believe it, but having found a doctor that I can completely trust in her plan to make me well, helps me to truly believe that YES, 

And now, I will practice my patience as we await the next step. Hopefully, I only have to practice until Monday. 
"Patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you have in mind."

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