Upcoming Weeks

In my post ‘The new confidence‘, I mentioned a new confidence with the new me that is allowing me to get out a little more.  I also wrote about the status of my lower back pain and the future follow-up appointments with my Urologist and Oncologist.

That post was published a week ago, and another a week has gone by and the recovery continues.

The lower back pain is lessoning some, in turn allowing me less disruption in the middle of the night during sleep.

Today and this upcoming next week should reveal perhaps what is to come in the immediately future months.

Today, I have an appointment with my Oncologist Dr. D. to discuss the possible involvement in a trial medication for people who have Stage 4 Bladder Cancer.  We will also discuss the options of where this drug would be administered; Dr. D.’s location or an advanced cancer center.  I have completed some research on the drug used for this cancer trial and ultimately will make an informed decision when the time comes.

Next week has two additional appointments.  You may remember I requested a referral request from my Urologist Dr. P. for a second opinion with another Oncologist.  Gary and I want to ensure we have all possibilities available to us to make an informed decision for my future care.  A second set of eyes from another professional will provide us with the assurance that we have all facts and options available to us.

Next week also finds me having another surgery follow-up appointment with my Urologist Dr. P.  Now that it is over 6 weeks since my surgery, from my point of view, my recovery seems to be going well.  I feel confident Dr. P. will agree with this.

As the temperatures here in Pensacola continues to warm up and the days become longer, the recovery will continue to proceed.  More walks will take place and I will continue to make visits to the gym for mild workouts to help build my strength back.

The upcoming weeks will help in determining what is to come in the months ahead concerning my healthcare and future plans.


59 thoughts on “Upcoming Weeks

  1. I am so happy that you are experiencing less pain in your lower back, which is allowing less discomfort and disturbed sleep. I hope your appointment goes well today my friend, as well as your appointments next week. I will be thinking of you. 🙂 x

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  2. Good luck with your appointments, as a longterm back sufferer I understand how debilitating it is and how much it affects sleep and therefore energy and mood. It’s good to hear your improvements continues. 👏🏻🙂

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    • Thanks Chris, I am thankful I am improving. These upcoming appointments will help to determine what is coming next for me. Hope you are doing well, as always I appreciate you reading and commenting. 🙂

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  3. Wishing you quick improvement in your pain. So glad to see you are weighing all your options and making a fully informed decision. Good luck in your upcoming appointments.

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  4. I always like having as many options available before making decisions and that’s what you’re obviously doing as well. Most definitely some better/warmer weather down there will create more opportunities to get out and about. Have a great day Terry!

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  5. From one who knows constant debilitating pain, I am glad that it is lessening for you. I hope your appointments go well and wish you and Gary all the best as you make your informed decisions. I look forward to your future posts about it. Take care!

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  6. Good to hear your upbeat voice. I think the mild workouts are really good for you but even more important is to keep that brain happy! Feel good! You’re on the mend. You’re going to make it, Spear! I feel it. I’m glad you have Gary there to move you along that road called Healing. 🙂

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  7. Little by little, step by step you are improving and the confidence is increasing. I am heartened and delighted that you are doing so well. Each appointment, each examination will give a clearer picture and I am egging you on to the best possible outcome 🙂

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  8. You look marvelous….glad to see the appointments getting lines up…be interested to hear what a new set of eyes see….most likely the same….I am pretty sure you have a really good team working with you….but hey. never hurts to hear what someone else might have to say…its warming up here too…really enjoying the warmth of the sun…..xxxxkat

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  9. So happy to read your back pain is lessening. Back pain is so annoying and very painful. Best wishes with your second opinion. It is becoming warmer here too as well, even so evening are cool right now…but soon it will be Spring and much nicer, milder weather. Enjoy your weather, your walks and the gym!! Have a great evening! 🙂

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