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Oct 2, 2020 08:46PM
Oct 4, 2020 02:16PM
Better get that flu shot now--at CVS the NP told me Sunday he had only 4 doses left. I get the high-dose quadrivalent version. I think that masks, social distancing, and frequent hand-washing will make a dramatic difference in this year's flu season.
Not having any schadenfreude (an emotion to which I confessed on Yom Kippur, and promised contrition) over the First Family (except Barron) getting COVID--as well as Hope Hicks, Mike Lee, Thom Tillis, Kellyanne Conway, etc. (I want the voters, not God, effectuating "regime change"). I'm actually saddened and scared to see how easily and quickly it spreads--thus endangering everyone who works at the WH and the Capitol, from the Secret Service (who by definition cannot social-distance from their assigned protectees), drivers, pilots, cooks & janitors, as well as the WH press pool. It's super-sobering how many in the line of Presidential succession have been exposed. More than that I won't say in this thread.
No word yet on my path report, but I'm not gonna nag--it won't make any difference in my treatment. The real prognostic indicator will come at my next ocular-onc appt. in mid-Nov., when he can see how much the tumor shrank (hopefully, it can be as much as down to 40% of original size, with the remainder having been rendered inert and thus "dead"). Progression-free survival chance at 5 yrs. after brachytherapy is 90%.
Got a huge surprise in today's mail: my new progressives from Warby Parker (it used to take 10-14 days, but it's been less than a week; having a lab in NYS makes a huge difference for those of us east of the Rockies). The new prescription is definitely taking some getting used to: the frames are small-ish, so the distance-vision portion of the lenses is smaller and narrower than I'm used to. But the middle and even reading portions are dramatically better than the previous 'script. It can take a few days to even 10-14 days to become fully acclimated, but they urge wearing them full-time to accelerate that process. The new shades are coming tomorrow, and the readers & spares should also arrive fairly soon.
Here's the new pair ("Daisy" narrow, in purple marble, aka "violet crystal." These frames are made in Italy, not China):
My R eye is bigger than it looks in the pic (the side lamp is making me squint slightly). And the angle makes my sweatshirt (and my upper body) look a mile wide. Dunno why--on Zoom calls, it doesn't!
Diagnosed at 64 on routine annual mammo, no lump. OncotypeDX 16. I cried because I had no shoes...but then again, I won’t get blisters....
9/9/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
9/23/2015 Lumpectomy: Right
11/2/2015 3DCRT: Breast
12/31/2015 Femara (letrozole)