Yeserday we finally received a referral for physio to start. Unfortunately it isn't as one would expect! There is a 4 month waiting list for the Cancer - Lymphademia Clinic care program unless you are an emergency. Well, I think everyone is emgerent when it comes to cancer! So we found a private physio therapist who is specializing in women's health care and lymphodemia through Cheryl E. (much appreciated!) and is fitting me in today! Thankfully we have medical coverage for this. However, we may have found a purpose for a letter writing campaigm to the MLA, Minister of Health and Premier....what do people not as fortunate as us do? The system is broken....inefficient and needs to become LEAN and effective.
Full props to the Regina Canadian Cancer Society! Today we went there to access some resources and came home with a real hair wig (to be styled to my liking) and nice set of boobs in a box and a bra! Wow! Christa was so helpful and professional. It made this ordeal very easy! And to Donna Z., thank you for the email explaining this fantastic service! xoxo
So it's been three days since round one of chemo. We are doing well actually! However, today is the last day of meds (steriods and antinausea) from the clinic so I hope this state of wellness continues. I have been able to keep walking and keep up with Bob. His back is coming along nicely too. Exercise, ice, heat and stretch!
And the SENS...tough loss but overall a successful year for a team that was picked by the "experts" to finish last. xoxo
Have a great weekend - eat, pray and exercise! Shelley & Bob