Suited up and ready to fight! They don't call me Wonder Woman for nothing!
My doctor was so happy to see me and thrilled I brought the recommendation!
I am scheduled Monday the 16th @ 9:30am to begin round 1.
I will be doing the Carboplatin and Paclitaxel, once every 3 weeks for 8 rounds. She feels it has great potential, also she mentioned the immunotherapy trial that is being done for anal cancer, she will get with Dr. Eng and go from there.
The worst side effect is that I will lose my hair, I laughed and said awesome, one less thing to worry about. I'll grab a hat, scarf, bandana or carry a pack of markers and let people sign my head or draw if they like. I just hope it takes the hair from my upper lip and chin, legs will be an added bonus!
As we left the doctors office, Rick's phone rang. It was the mgr. of the New Car side of the Dealership, Rick was in the used car side, yet sold both. He wants Rick to come in and see him Thursday, as he will be out of the office until then.
He was blown away that he was let go, you don't let your top salesperson go. He even spoke to the owner, who directed him to call Rick. Rick felt confident that he will go into new cars, as that is something they have wanted to do for a while.
In fact, back in Sept. right before Ricks vacation (1st one in years) the idiot used car mgr. said he was making changes and felt Rick is what they need in new cars. He was going to hire a former coworker of Ricks from a different dealership; who came to work for the current employer and was let go. Rick was fine as long as he could sell, we went to the beach. When we returned, the idiot asked him to come back, the guy was a no show and the guys were moping around. Rick said ok, as long as I can sell.
The call today was promising, yet an eye opener. In a nutshell, idiot boss hates his father, could pass him in the grocery store and never acknowledge his presence. Rick reminds him of his father. Idiot boss is the age of Shawn, Rick was born and raised here in the south, he was taught to respect your elders, went to Sunday school and church every Sunday, he is a true southern gentleman. Idiot boss is jealous, Rick is well thought of and his customers always praise him to his superiors.
Rick will listen to what they have to say before making a decision. The paranoid idiot boss needs to be taken out back to the woodshed, obviously his father never took him there.
At the end of the day, I am in fight mode and Rick has a couple of days off, we will use every moment to chill and relax. Come next week... Watch out here we come!
Sounds like things are really turning around. You are definitely up for the battle. I am so glad. You just never know with the cancer. This could just do the trick.
As usual, I love to hear your story, you always seem to inject a little humor into them.
Love and hugs, Jean
mind. Things are definitely looking up and I
am keeping healthy thoughts and prayers for you friend!!!
Fight on, you are ready for this and all it brings and it is amazing how fast things turn around.
As for Rick's situation, it will all work out! That idiot boss of his has obviously never heard the old adage "What goes around comes around." Some day "the shoe will be on the other foot" and he'll get a "dose of his own medicine." (Yes, I'm old--I know all of those old sayings--lol!). I wish Rick all the best in getting back at work and doing what he is obviously very good at. This will all work out!
Now, you may remember that I live in north Georgia. I would love to meet you some time. I realize your calendar is quite full these days, but if you ever have a free day coming up and could meet me somewhere in your town (I'll come to you), even if it's at McDonald's for a happy meal, I am most willing to make the trip. Just let me know. We have things in common that most would just not understand--cerebral spinal fluid run amuck and a history of a problematic rear end. :)
Get the most out of the few days ahead and put your game face on (just like Clemson did last night!). You can do this! Hugs!
Enjoy the few days off!!
So BE HAPPY! We are all happy for you! Bill
You are a role model for all of us...grace under pressure and an amazing sense of humour.
I hope you will remember to put yourself first...and seek out and accept help from wherever. Are you being treated at a hospital or cancer center? Perhaps there is a social worker that can put you in touch with local resources (ie volunteer drivers, meals on wheels,some one mentioned Cleaning for a Cure,etc)delegate everything that you can...conserve your energy...get alot of sleep...take great care of you!!
I'm holding you in my thoughts and hope all will be well.