Last week I met with my oncologist for a standard, after-all-your-treatments-are-done appointment. I thought I was going to have a bunch of scans scheduled, you know, to make sure all the cancer is actually gone, but apparently they can't do those until a few months after radiation is finished. I did have blood drawn and a full work up of blood tests...whatever that means. Today I talked to a nurse, and she said my bloodwork came back perfect.
But here's the thing. I don't feel perfect. Although I had been feeling great, even started running, this past weekend I've felt very lethargic. But my biggest concern is that now, everytime I walk up the stairs, I get very fatigued and short of breath. Add my carrying a screaming 3 year old with me up the stairs, and I end up lying in my room trying to control my breathing and get my heartrate back down.
Although I'm sure it's nothing, and will probably just pass. Melvin is concerned and wants me to see an internist soon. I'd assume just wait until after our trip, as I have a lot to do...like get a pedicure...but I think he's going to try to schedule something earlier. One of the side effects of radiation can be decreased lung capacity (or something like that). But I'm sure it's just one of those things that is probably nothing...let's hope.