So, what’s next?

A week ago in my post ‘Central Florida Visit‘, I wrote the following –

This coming Monday I will have an appointment with a new Oncologist Dr. L. with Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.  Per U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals for Cancer rankings 2016-2017, Moffitt Cancer Center is ranked #1 in the Southeast and in the state of Florida and #6 in the nation.  After visiting their website and the recent communication I have had so far has me impressed with them and my hope is this feeling will continue after my appointment this Monday.

In a little over a week we will make our way back to Pensacola.  Depending on our visits next week, upon our return to Pensacola, our plan may well be to hook the RV to the truck and drive back to central Florida.

In today’s post, I write the following –

That appointment with a new Oncologist Dr. L. with Moffitt Cancer Center took place this past Monday.  This visit and the unplanned additional visits had Gary and I extremely impressed and enthusiastic about having my continued cancer care taken over by this new facility.  If you read my post ‘Pain Explained?‘, a couple of days ago, you know this week was filled with many tests at my new healthcare provider location.  Results of these tests and a course of action will be provided to me early next week.

This past week Gary and I had plans to view some possible locations to live and plant roots for a home base.  Because of the results of my CAT Scan last week, and the awaiting of results of this current week’s tests; our plans have changed some and the searching is on hold for now.  So, what’s next?

I mentioned in a past post that Gary and I brought his mom to Orlando, Florida back in December.  She lives with Gary’s younger brother who lives near Pensacola, Florida.  Because the younger brother is having health issues we brought mom here to Orlando to stay with the older brother.

Monday of next week, Gary and I will depart from Orlando and take mom back to the younger brother.  Tuesday of next week, I will have my last appointment with my current Urologist Dr. P. in Pensacola.  Wednesday of next week, Gary and I will hook the RV on the truck and make our way back to Tampa, Florida.

For the past 8 months we have lived at the RV park on the Naval Air Station Pensacola.  For the unforeseeable future, Gary, Roxy and I will live at the RV park located on MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa.

Next week will be a busy week; we are moving to a new location, but more importantly test results and doctor’s visits to determine what is to come next in my battle with cancer.


63 thoughts on “So, what’s next?

  1. You sound really upbeat which makes my heart lift. I am delighted you and Gary are happy and confident in this new care facility and your home in wheels will do you just dandy for the next little while. Oh and Miss Roxie too of course. Keep that sunshine pouring in … you are doing brilliantly 🌞

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    • Thanks Osyth, it appears everything is working out for the best. Gary and I are looking forward to the new location. I hope to feeling better soon, because there is much here we can explore and visit. And Roxy will be happy anywhere, she is not too picking about the living situation. Happy Weekend. 🙂

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      • Roxy and The Bean are soul sisters … just make sure they are fed and get some fresh air and they bibble along happily. I am really really really upping the ante on my positive thoughts across the ocean for you to feel much much better and more able to enjoy life. Now would be good but soon will do 🙂

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          • I’ve had that feeling and it has not made me happy. I really really want you to just feel normal … not super uber fit but not sick, not in pain, normal go about your business style. I am wishing as hard as I can. I really am. But I will wish even harder. Because I want you to feel OK and I do not think that is too much to wish for 💫

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    • I am resting Alexis – the first part of this week was exhausting for me – because I have not been feeling very well. Next week will be hectic, but this time next week be should be settled into our new location. Thanks dear, have a Happy Friday! 🙂

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    • Thank you Sarah, I am unsure what next week will bring with regards to the test results. But feel confident in my new healthcare provider, the Oncologist was excellent and the time spent at the hospital for testing was excellent as well. Thanks as always for your prayers – Happy Friday! 🙂

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  2. You certainly do have a busy week ahead. With everything planned, all will go well. Roxy must be enjoying all these adventures, different locations and different smells 🙂 I am so happy that you found a great care facility, that alone, makes the world of difference. Will be thinking of you always. Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend 🙂 .

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    • Lynne, next week will be hectic with the move, plus there are a couple of doctor’s appointments as well. I am sure Roxy will enjoy the new location, this week she is staying with Gary’s younger brother – a kind of vacation for her. You have a wonderful weekend as well. 🙂

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  3. Tampa is a nice area, I’ve never stayed there but I have driven through the area.I did have a short vacation in Sarasota once and the area was Sublime and that was in October. I love walking along the bay and watching the birds diving.

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    • We are so very excited to get to Tampa. Gary and I were never pleased with Pensacola, and Tampa will provide everything we desire. There are many more activities here and the sun and in a couple of months will be the heat. Gary and I like the heat, so we can handle that. Thanks David, and yes – we also really like Sarasota, we once thought about living there. Happy Weekend. 🙂

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  4. Busy indeed. But I’m very glad to hear that you’ll be moving closer to Moffitt.
    Admittedly, because I’m a geography retard I’m a little lost as to all of the locations you mention. I can’t seem to find a map that shows me where Pensacola is in relation to Tampa and Orlando. But that doesn’t really matter anyway as long as you know where you’re going, right? lol

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