I went home for the past week. The worst event was that my father was in a bad accident on Monday! He was left sore, with a broken rib and collarbone, but other than that, thankfully, he is okay. His truck (which he was quite fond of) was totaled. He was turning left at a green light when a car ran a red light going at least 45 mph (the speed limit). This was only down the street from my mom's house. Terribly scary! My heart about stopped when we got a phone call from him saying he'd been in an accident and couldn't find his glasses. Poor dad! I am sooooooo glad he is okay. I love you, dad!!
Grandma is still hanging in there! I played some music for her and she gave me some wonderful smiles. She is a sweet lady.
Overall, other than dad's accident, it was a very nice, refreshing, enjoyable Spring Break 2011.
I slept in until...ahem....2 pm this afternoon (there was a time-change you know...), picked up a coffee around 9 this evening at the beginning of my drive back to Tallahassee. Now.....home and WIDE AWAKE. I took Melatonin a couple of hours ago but it seems to have had no effect on penetrating this wide awake state. So, I figured it was time to blog. I had the writing urge.
I did a follow-up visit with Dr. Hoppe and Kerri Hopper (his assistant) on Wednesday. He reviewed my most recent blood results and stuff. Blood looks good! I have lost more weight. I am looking kind of thin! Strange to mind that! I think the reason is because being in college keeps me pretty active and I don't always eat as much as I should, just because I get busy and forget sometimes. Anyway..., the only other news in the post-cancer department is that Dr. Hoppe has recommended I find a cardiologist to follow up on the abnormality in my EKG scan, which was noted before I began radiation treatment, and had been noted before. Dr. Hoppe thinks the abnormality is most likely due to the tumor/now scar tissue having been/being on top of my heart. It will probably not be a big deal, but it would be a good idea for me to get set up with a cardiologist.
Am I getting sleepy yet? Not sure...perhaps. I am actually kind of hungry. :-/ Morning is coming soon. This is my awkward transition back into college life. Six thirty AM is three hours and twenty minutes away. Again I say, :-/.
I love Music Therapy though...I am getting more and more excited about this path I am on. I will have to share more about it soon. Which reminds me, um you may or may not have noticed but I have decided NOT to make this blog private, just yet. I think that was a bit pre-mature. I may NEVER make it private! Then again, one day, I may. I thought about it more and realized that it is probably not anything I will have to hide from potential employers. Prednisone influenced Youtube videos during treatment....well I have removed those! (Though I will never be able to remove the memory behind the jokes that are still made at my expense by my loving family). :) Also, I still have a couple more years of training to go before it will be time for me to work as a full-time music therapist. So, there is no rush.