Anyway, we managed to add a few more pieces to the puzzle this week. The Goatmother will be starting chemotherapy June 11th. It will consist of 4 treatments, 3 weeks apart, for a total of 12 weeks. Well, that isn't so bad, and honestly, we expected a lot worse. Plus, we are going to get that part out of the way. That has always been the Goatmother's motto: 'Let's just do it and get it out of the way.' This will be followed by radiation, but we aren't absolutely certain about how long that will be yet. That will be discussed in Tuesday's meeting with the Radiation Oncologist.
On the upside, the Cancer Center, here, is a wonderful place. No, really, it is. It is filled with the greatest people, from the receptionists on down, and we feel very lucky. The Goatmother's Medical Oncologist is top notch and her R.N., well, we just can't say enough good about her. (Plus the R.N. likes goats and has already been here to have a look-see. I'd say that is irrefutable proof. Now, if she just likes Peanuts ...).
So, the Goatmother is going to lose her hair. If you ask me, it isn't very good hair in the first place, so no great loss. Besides, I lose hair every summer and, well, it isn't that big a deal. Plus all those goats that go to shows, like my friends over at Herron Hill, get shaved for that event. Maybe we'll just send the Goatmother on over and let the GoatFarmer get her all prepped. She could end up a winner. Stranger things have happened. I wonder if they have an 'Old Broads' class?
And, Oh, goody! We get to have a 'port'! I don't think this is the wine stuff, although the Goatmother could likely use that these days. This is more the 'door' type. Oh! Maybe it is like the Twilight Zone! You know, "You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension— a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You're moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You've just crossed over into the Twilight Zone." I hope our beloved surgeon is prepared.
So I think that is where we stand up to now. I think. There certainly is a LOT to assimilate. I may have to go stand on my stump awhile (with a few Peanuts, of course. Brain food, you know.) and try to make some sense out of it. On the other hand, maybe I'll just go have the Peanuts. Stay tuned and thanks for coming along on this wild ride.
" I will take it!
I will take the Ring to Mordor!
... Though... I do not know the way." - Frodo