Sunday, February 08, 2009

Hi Ho, Hi Ho...

It's off to work I go. Tomorrow. For the first time since December 19th.

I'm only 5 weeks out from my surgery and my surgeon recommended a 6-week recovery, but it seems that the company that manages our short term disability can't do the math quite right. I'm feeling okay about it though, just a little concerned about my energy level. Oh, and the fact that none of my clothes probably fit. But I'll deal with that in the morning.

Busy week overall. Meeting with the oncologist at Baylor tomorrow to see about the clinical trial. Then Tuesday I have a follow-up appointment with my surgeon. Thursday we're at MD Anderson all day: anesthesia assessment, pre-op bloodwork, MRI. Then Friday is outpatient surgery to put in my chemo port.

Somehow, I'm still hoping to make it to Hayden's birthday party on Friday afternoon. I told him I might not make it to the party and he said, "It's OK Mom, they'll have Wii." Good to know I can be completely replaced by a video game.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

WHAT??? I didn't know about this - returning to work? How do you do that and manage all of the appointments this week? I imagine that you are wondering the same thing. Well, I am sending you tons of energy and support. I'd bring you some Diet Dr. Pepper and coffee, but I know you gave those up a long time ago. Allison

Anonymous said...

WHAT? Is right. I can be "on the ready" as Jay used to be for the good 'ole USA. Just let me know. Drop-off and pick-up is so easy for us...don't forget. Love, Kathryn

Anonymous said...

Just take it easy at work. And remember that those appointments and your health take precedence right now -- even if the HR benefits people may not be able to do the math right.

As to Wii -- Taylor and Hailey have one. I tried the Wii Fit at Christmas with Hailey. Would be really fun and great exercise, once I got over the psychologocal "bump' that a video game told me I currently have the balance of a 60 year old. OK, I know that is not too far away, but still. . .

Good luck with all the appointments. Kim

Art Usher said...

Thank you for the update. I am displeased to learn that your company is making you return this week, particularly in view of all the appointments. Friday will be a dead loss in all likelihood given that you will be quite woozy after the port installation surgery. I hope the MRI reveals what we all know should be true for a good person like you, the densities from the CAT are nothing of importance.

Sara said...

I can't believe you had to go back to work this week! Well, I hope your first day wasn't too bad. Take care!

Anna said...

Hope your first day back was good - and not too taxing. Take it easy and good luck with the doctor appointments.
- Love, Anna

Anonymous said...

just wondering how it went......allison

Leslie said...

WOW!! Well on one hand Im sure you are ready to get out of the house, but you can probably think of 1000 places other than work to do that:) Please listen to your body. Dont over do it. Hope you had a good first day back. Oh and yeah that Wii....forget it.. you are no longer the most important thing in his life. haha.