After two days and several phone calls to the oncologist’s office, I finally got resolution to the lab work issue. As I mentioned the other day, they called to remind me of an appointment on 2/6… an appointment I wasn’t aware I had, and which I thought was totally unnecessary. To make a long story short, they finally called back and said that, after looking at my chart, they “understood my confusion”. (I don’t think I was the confused party….) And they agreed that the appointments on 2/6 and 2/13 were unnecessary and in error. After about 20 consecutive weeks of giving blood, I’d really like to have a reprieve and get those RBCs and hemoglobin where it needs to be. I’m relieved that they saw things my way. :)
Tomorrow is my “dry run” for radiation. I actually start on Thursday, although I still don’t know what time. I’m getting a bit discouraged by the medical community these last few weeks. I mean, they don’t think I need more than a day’s notice for my appointment time? Luckily, I have an employer that is flexible, but what about people who don’t have that luxury?
I made vegetarian chili for the Super Bowl and it came out great. Here is the recipe for those of you who asked:
My edits: I added some diced carrot, cut back a little on the garlic, and used diced tomatoes (28 oz instead of the 16 oz can of sauce in the recipe).
Last week, a group of coworkers and I had our kickoff meeting for our “Healthy Team Challenge”. We’ve got some pretty great goals for 2013 and are planning to win that award! It’s not just about losing weight (some of our members are nice and thin) but also stress reduction and, in general, maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Wish us luck!