Impatient or patient

Good morning!  The sun is shining, it’s art class day and I’ve been very productive already; baking a date and banana loaf, and making vegetable and lentil soup.

Yesterday I had the first of my many upcoming appointments, with another scheduled for today, and a third next week.  I’m a little weary of being a patient but it’s all for a good cause, i.e. my ongoing health and well-being, and what better cause is there?

Yesterday, I had my cardiac event recorder fitted… think Iron Man but without the cool suit.  In the centre of my chest the device is clipped to a sticky electrode pad, with a wire connecting the device to a second pad on my left side.  It’s not that uncomfortable and not that noticeable if I chose the right clothes.  I have to wear this until next Monday.

Today, I have an ENT appointment, again this is potentially concerning my dizzy spells.  Cardiology don’t think so but regardless I seem to have a high sensitivity to noise, and often when I’m in bed I get the sensation that the bed’s vibrating or moving somehow.

Next week is my orthopaedic consultation, to hopefully find out how to fix my running injury.

Then there’s the tilt table test, but that’s not until mid-April so I can close my eyes and pretend that one’s not happening.

I finished chemo almost 4 years ago, and Herceptin almost 3 years ago.  But both cardiology and physio suspect these drugs are a contributory factor.  Obviously I’m very glad to be alive and all, but wouldn’t it be great is cancer could be treated (or dare I dream, cured) by less destructive methods?

I guess I’ll just have to be patient, or impatient, or simply a patient.

Have a great day, K x

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Hi, I'm Karen, creator of which is home to my poetry, art and general ramblings. I am the author two collections of poetry, 'Kaleidoscopic Beauty' & 'I am the Stars in the Sky', and the children's book 'All That Glitters' (not yet published). I also enjoy running.

4 thoughts on “Impatient or patient

  1. Yes, you would have thought by now they would be more effective, less evasive and more convenient methods for treating cancer. Fingers crossed the ENT appt went well today. Hope that sticky pad stays on without being too irritating for the cardiac measurements too. These days they probably have them hooked up so they can tweet the results to your specialist! xx

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