Back to reality - I returned from my yearly trip to the CASE Conference yesterday. It was nice to get away and always nice to be back. I am moving forward with all the tests tomorrow. I will head back to ADI for a brain CAT scan and a PET scan in the morning (I am looking forward to the nap - as I have to sit still and be quiet for over 90 minutes for the PET scat). Then later tomorrow afternoon I will head over to Allen Hospital for my Echo Cardiogram. After all that fun stuff I get to go to my first class of the semester for grad school (classes actually started Monday eve - but I was in St. Louis).
I am hopeful that the scans will give me positive news - and that I will be able to begin chemo in February. I am healing very well from the surgery - so nothing should delay my start at this point. I have an appointment on Jan 26 for the port placement. Dr. Duven says I can place it pretty much anywhere I want - so I am going to go put on my bikini and draw an X where I want it - so no one will know I have a port scar when I frolic on the beach this summer.
Thank you all for the constant support, cards, cookies and calls. I feel very fortunate to have the love and understanding of all of you who care so much.