Sunday, September 27, 2009

The Last of Summer!

I know I have been horrible at blogging over the summer months : Things have finally slowed down and it is now time for me to catch everyone up with what has been happening and it is time for me to get back on track!

The end of summer brought with it more doctors appointments. Dr. Pattinson was the first, my levels are still elevated from the Leupron shots so it is a waiting game now to see if they will lower. I am scheduled to see him again along with more blood work in March. Next was Dr. Alam my oncologist. Obviously as everyone states from the outside I appear to be doing very well which she agreed with. I still have some skin reaction to the radiation (which now is slowly starting to decrease) which is normal. She also gave me a thorough exam which she said was good. I am no longer on any medication and have been advised to start my vitamins consisting of Vit. D and Calcium for bone health. Also, we discussed my return to work and she stated again there is the physical part of the recovery which I seem to be doing really well with but there is more to it than just that. The emotional recovery plays a huge role and due to everything that I had been through she felt I would be ready to return to work mid October.

To end summer off we had the chance to make a quick trip to Niagara Falls following my doctors appointments to see Attila's childhood friend off. It was a great trip as we managed to turn it into a group road trip! It is always nice to visit the falls again, I feel sometimes we who live here take its beauty for granted!

After our weekend trip I had another... you guessed it, doctors appointment. This time with my family MD for my yearly physical which was all good! YEAH!!

And, after the long awaited 8 years we were finally able to celebrate Attila becoming a Canadian citizen! The day couldn't have been more perfect, the sun was shining, family and friends were present and it was aboard a Canadian battleship. Atti couldn't have asked for anything more, it was perfect! It was a perfect way to end a great summer!

Proud to be Canadian!


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