When the alarm went off at 6 AM yesterday morning, I was not ready to get up after only about 3 hours of uneasy sleep. Desperate for a few more Zs, even the extra 20 minutes gained by taking the last shower was greatly appreciated. We manipulated our way through the massholes to Dana-Farber where we were welcomed into their brand new Yawkey Building. The new facilities were amazing, tons of space, new furniture, amazing original artwork on the walls, and a kitchen full of snacks for the patients.
We met back up with my nurse Carolyn who drew a few blood samples while filling us in on her recent winter excursion to Yellowstone. Sounded amazing, and then when we saw her photographs we thought maybe we need to tie this in to our own trip? Geysers and wildlife surrounded by the solitude of the vast winter scenery. Carolyn, you are an incredible photographer!
Next it was a CT scan which by Friday will paint a clearer picture of my future. No solid answers or new information today just data collection. At the end of the appointment at about 5 PM we jumped back in the car, turned around, and headed right back home. It seemed as though we had exhausted our debate from the previous day, but a subtle joke about it pulled us right back in. It continued until we stopped for dinner at a small town highway diner; truly the epitome of rural America. We caught an interesting conversation from the only other patrons and they weren’t afraid to lay it all out for everyone to hear. Of course today was my best day, but not my best meal.