Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Note to self

this is day one after 2 days off which were after 28 days of coming into the store... my to do list is total madness.
Here is my list of things to do and write about:
Kill the staff for not mopping the floor.
How much does a boob weigh anyway?
tell blog readers about moms burial( just her ashes, she died 2 years ago)and my thoughts on that.
Tell Blog readers what I eat for breakfast
Find an Angel Investor to get the store through Xmas.
Send store newsletter out
Oh, write store newsletter in order to accomplish the above
Try to work out why no one is Xmas shopping yet
Try to convince customers in above mentioned unwritten newsletter to not shop in the states this Friday.
Update the website
Update the Aframe outside
Set up the stereo in the store or hire someone to do it
Hang the curtain in the store
spray paint the chandelier for the store window
Do the other store window...
Start a new blog just for the store.
Get the lost and found kitten chipped and collared.
clean house, do laundry,
Eat well, sleep 8 hours a night... uummm ya right!
Coolio.. there is my list.
Dear Bloggy readers.. feel free to bug me about getting these things done!
Gotta run, customers are here...

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Heart news #2 #4? 7?? Whatever???

OK, so the stupid doc finally called with a pathetic excuse for an apology. The nurse was supposed to call me with test results B4 the heart scan department called with the second heart scan test info. My baseline heart function was 55-57 in August, now it has dropped to 50. All of these numbers are in the "normal" range but a drop is cause for "caution" so they are testing me again. The protocol for Herceptin stoppage is a drop of 15 or more, so I could do my next Herceptin on the 24th and the next heart test on Dec 5th and still likely be safe/ok (or perhaps drop to 49.... WTF?) So, since I was hoping to have my Herceptin on the 24th in the morning, so we could finally bury my mom's ashes on the 2 year anniversary of her death in the afternoon I decided to postpone the scan until after the next Herceptin. So, now I have 3 weeks with no Hospital visits. I thought it was idiotic to have more Herceptin until after the scan.

Worst case scenario? If the heart still keeps dropping then we can stop, let the heart recover(Herceptin damage to the heart is not necessarily permanent) and then they can start again.

So, I get the 24th free to bury Mom's ashes and get that FINALLY taken care of. It is a long story why it did not happen b4, but it was all about Money and Timing, and since she requested a plot in a section of a cemetery that was not open yet we held off... and then I got cancer.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Doc called 3 times.. left messages at my house. I explicitly left my cell and my store numbers on the message this morning....NOT my house number.

Like I said.... hiring policies at that hospital..... !!!???

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Hearty Heart Heart

I called the docs office and nicely but firmly compelled the receptionist to make the Doc call me back. The Head Onco was busy, but she did try... and I told her the other Doc knew me better... and not to bother having the nurse call...

I think the interviews for help at that hospital must have gone like this: "Got Medical Qualifications? yes!

Are you an idiot??? GOOD you are exactly what we are looking for!"

Monday, November 10, 2008

you gotta have heart !

Here is my stupid cancer news. Got a call the other day for a heart test appt. I already had a heart test last week( Herceptin, the anti cancer drug I am on right now can cause serious heart damage so they test me every three months) the first one since Herceptin started( aside from the pre Herceptin baseline test). Results are supposed to be to the doc within 24 hours. No call, so I assume the news is good. I called this morning to say, I got a second call about a heart test, but I already had one.... and left another question about a forthcoming appt. change. The Receptionist said the onco nurse would call. She did... left a message on my cell Voice mail... saying "we need to do another heart test because there was a drop in function and we need to confirm that is was real.. oh, and I can change that appt for you. Call the office if you need anything else... bye!"


A WEEK! A FECKING WEEK they had those negative results and no one called me???

AND my next Herceptin is BEFORE my next heart scan??? What? So they can just gamble that it will not do more damage!!?


and here I am 6pm, and have to wait until morning to find out WTF is going on...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

TV, heart tests and such

Don't worry, I have not disappeared. I am on TV in the morning and have been working 7 days a week and am suuuuper tired.
Dear Bloggy readers I will be back soon!