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More waiting…

Still waiting for the pANCA blood serum test for Crohn’s, and the re-analysis by NCI’s pathology lab of my intestinal tissue sample. In the meantime, I got my flu shot yesterday, and went to the dentist today, both of which are recommended before starting chemo. The dentist said that chemo tends to suppress saliva production, which causes a change in the pH of the mouth, which causes dental decay and gum disease, so he gave me prescriptions for special mouthwash and toothpaste to use during chemo. Also chatted with the oncologist about doing a consultation at Johns Hopkins cancer center, so they’re going to send all my test results and tissue samples up there once they get it back from NCI.

On the bright side, we’re going to dinner at The Melting Pot tonight, one of our favorite restaurants, to continue celebrating the fact that I can eat anything at all now that my surgery has fixed all my immediate intestinal issues! Some time in the next week or two we’ll be going to Morton’s, my personal favorite, thanks to the “get well” gift card from my great co-workers!

Kathie and I are also still trying to figure out when we can squeeze in a vacation, preferably before starting Chemo.


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