A lot of things have happened in the last couple of days and I have been so busy I have not had time to update the blog.
Friday – I went to the oncologist and got some great news. The tumors have shrunk – Woo-hoo!!!! Finally some good news from the doctors! I am officially off chemo for 6 weeks and will have another scan at the end of that time and if the tumors have not grown again I will have another 6 weeks off. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. Not to get out of chronological order but yesterday I went to a pain specialist and I will be starting nerve blocks for the pain next week for 5 weeks. We are hoping it will take away a good bit of the pain, which will be a nice relief. These start next Tuesday before I leave on my trip.
Saturday to Monday – I went on a parish weekend with my church to Orkney Springs VA. At first I was not sure I wanted to go and then another family asked me to go and paid for me. I had a great time. It was nice to catch up with so many people and it was very relaxing. I took lots of naps (after each meal) and got some knitting done. It was the perfect precursor to the trip.
Wednesday – I went to the Sheryl Crow concert. I took a friend that just graduated from high school. It was the first concert she attended. We had decent seats about 30 rows back to the left of the stage. Then a friend showed up and offered us better seats that they were able to get through the band. The seats were in row K and right in the center. It was awesome. She played a mixture of new and old songs and of course my favorite: Soak up the Sun.
The only bad thing that has happened that is a pain is I have a cold. I thought first it was allergies, but it is obviously a cold and I am pretty congested. I am going to get plenty of rest so I am all better in time for my trip.