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.