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Mar 18, 2012 09:02PM
Finally coming up for air! Still in DC, staying an extra night. Dr. Massey's conference was Amazing! I think I had a special experience, as she limited our group to 30, and probably no more than 20 attended. Dr. Massey said there were 230 people in Denver, and she wanted this to be smaller. I was only prior patient. Shadylady/Emily, and a potential patient and her husband were only other laypeople. The rest were LE therapists and a doctor (doc had brought three LE therapists). Dr. Massey told me when I arrived that this would be more advanced session but she thought I was informed enough to handle. It was so good to see her! Carol, you are going to love it! So much info, but I don't have the energy to talk about it right now.
Walked over three miles yesterday. Brief MLD in morning, drank tons of water throughout day, and very thorough MLD before bed. Compression for bed. Food was impossible to control during day. After pastries for breakfast, lunch was elaborate, the equivalent of dinner. Delicious. Cream of mushroom soup, grilled shrimp over a bit of sautéed spinach and a spicey tomato chutney/condiment, cheesecake for dessert. I ate half of each, as I have been closely monitoring my salt intake, which helps my LE. Prime rib and steamed vegetables for dinner. This morning I woke up very sick! Raging headache and upset stomach. Slept all day, finally got out of bed around 6pm, but still have an achy head. I am desperately trying to hydrate after not being able to keep anything down. Did MLD before getting out of bed. Only thing that sounded good was sorbet and a grilled cheese sandwich. More, more water. Will do another MLD before bedtime. No idea if this was food poisoning or random virus. Didn't have any alcohol for St. Patrick's day!
When I finally got out of bed, I realized there were over 15 missed messages on my cell. No reception downstairs in conference room yesterday, and since I left on vibrate didn't hear any calls this morning. Turns out my mother fell and broke her hip yesterday around noon, and she was taken to hospital (she is in FL). They were trying to get my consent to perform hip replacement surgery. Doctor determined to go ahead with surgery this afternoon and my mother is stable. I feel awful, can't believe I didn't know about this for more than 24 hrs when they were trying to reach me for consent, and can't go see her. I know she is in good hands, but the whole thing is upsetting. I can't talk with her as she has an oxygen mask for now. Fantastic day yesterday, followed crazy today. We are hoping to walk around and do some sightseeing tomorrow before we return home. This seems a bit off topic, but trying to manage LE while sick away from home has been interesting. I have a prescription for an antibiotic in my purse just in case.
"Life isn't about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself." ~ George Bernard Shaw
11/13/2007, DCIS, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-