So I don’t start my chemo-therapy until Monday morning and I think as most would assume I am trying to party it up as much as possible before this battle gets underway. Just laying around trying to get as much booze, fried food and sleep in me as possible….. haha. I am just kidding, but there are a few things I want to get done before this thing gets underway.
Between yesterday and today I accomplished goal number #1 on my bucket list of awesome things to do before chemo starts. A nice relaxing visit to…… the dentist. Luckily I only had to get 6… yup, count em, 6 cavities drilled and filled. To be honest, the dentist Dr. Bloom made things as smooth and easy as possible and I didn’t feel a thing. But I will let you in on a little secret: the part that made it all worth while was getting X-rays and a teeth cleaning from a beautiful brunette hygienist. I think I might just have to ask her for her number next time. I may be wrong, but it definitely felt like something was there, like love at first sight. Even though she was wearing a mask, those gorgeous brown eyes looked really familiar and I could swear i’ve known her for years! Well, there is always next time right….?
Anyway, enough of the day dreaming. Tomorrow looks to be another exciting day filled with my favorite activities and #2 on my bucket list of awesome things to do before chemo starts. A trip to New England Cryogenics, also known as…… the sperm bank. Well, I guess I wasn’t too far off on the favorite activity thing….. just kidding Ma! hehe, hope I didn’t lose anyones prayers for that one (*cross myself.*) Even though the doctor assures me it is not a very common side effect of the specific drugs I will be administered during Chemo, Chemo-therapy in general poses a risk of losing some fertility “down there.” I think we would all agree that it’s better to be safe than sorry. I want to definitely have a family later on in life and this is just a way to safe-guard that.
Other than my specific itemized schedule, I have been doing the whole healthy living thing. A mouth watering breakfast of bran muffin and water really hits the spot lol. But everything is well once I get outside for some exercise. My dad and I have been doing a daily 5 mile jog/walk around the charles with my dogs Miley and Oakley. The plan is to pick up the pace as time goes on and eventually turn it into a run. Sometimes I start thinking this whole thing was just gods plan to whoop me back into shape. Well, a healthy body is a healthy mind right?
Anyway, tomorrow I get the port placement in my chest. Should be quick and easy. Wish me luck.
Love you all – Teej
p.s. Before any of you panic, or for those of you who don’t know me well…. You know that beautiful brunette hygienist? The one with the gorgeous eyes I referred to above?…..that is my girlfriend Amanda. She has been my rock through this whole thing, and yes, when I first saw her on the steps of the boston public library it most certainly was love at first sight. I should have mentioned it last blog, but better late than never….. Happy Two Year Anniversary Sweetheart, I love you more than words. (7/14/09)