Thursday, August 10, 2006

Family doctor and water fun

My family doctor was not impressed with the idea that we would wait to do a biopsy. He's going to get a second opinion from my previous oncologist in the next week. He's also going to see me after I see the medical oncologist next week. It's entirely possible that the medical oncologist will propose a different treatment plan.

He also gave me some new pain medication to try (Tramacet), since while the T3s work, they are a narcotic and I don't like those. Also, I was terribly, terribly nauseous this morning. I have discovered that I'm really not all that fond of being nauseous :) So far, the Tramacet is working. I don't really feel out of it or anything, and the pain seems to be lessened even over the T3s.

When we got back to the cottage, I went on a sailboat. I'd never been on a sailboat before, and so this was really, really fun. I was told to just sit there and move when I was told to do so, so that's exactly what I did. The wind was pretty high and the water was choppy, which meant that the boat dipped into the troughs and crested the waves. We got soaked because the water kept coming over the top :) I enjoyed it very much, even though I didn't do any real sailing. Maybe one day I'll get a chance to learn to sail.

We also went tubing this afternoon. That's where a big tube is pulled behind a boat (in this case, it was pulled behind a jet boat). I'd never done this before, either. The water was still choppy, and I think that I would have enjoyed it more had I been in calmer water. I want to try it again, though. If they go kneeboarding tomorrow, then I want to try that, too.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Chantelle,
Just love that you are trying so many new activities! Personally I love to sail. Here we do it on the ocean & the feeling of freedom is fabulous.

Have fun today.
Aunt Margaret