Well some resolution today … for the past several weeks I’ve been dealing with trying to get my stem cell transplant consult set up in Arizona at the Mayo Clinic. I was supposed to be seeing a certain doctor that was a recommended colleague of Dr. M’s from the Rochester Mayo Clinic, but with her leaving the MC things got left undone. A few weeks ago I was still trying to set this up and found out I finally had an appointment but it was with someone doing their fellowship, that they were treating it like an initial consult (which cost $6,000 in Rochester, so yeah, um “no”), etc.
Anyhow, I have been stressing out about this for several weeks now, trying to get people on the phone and coordinated, etc. I am supposed to have the transplant after 4 cycles (months) of chemotherapy, and with the 2nd cycle ending last week and them needing about 6 weeks to set up a transplant (giving me a 2 week window) I had to get this all worked out. So I FINALLY got this settled this morning and now have an appointment with the doctor I was originally supposed to be seeing. Amen.
Not that I’m all fired up to get a stem cell transplant, but at least now I’m seeing the intended doctor and I have one less thing to check off the to-do list.
Mentally and emotionally things have been weird lately. I think the LexaPro has definitely helped, so that’s good. Ditto the therapy. It’s still hard to shake this “fuck me, I have cancer” thought though, and the chemotherapy taking slightly longer to rebound from each week isn’t helping.
Hoping for good numbers this week — not sure what the implications are if they aren’t, and I had a nightmare about that this morning. Fingers crossed.