A couple of weeks ago I wrote down that my pre-chemo/radiation doctor's appointment was Wednesday, April 11, so I was all set to rest today then head in tomorrow first thing for that. But today the B.C. Cancer Agency called me and wondered why I wasn't there this morning. So I dug out my appointment card, and sure enough: Tuesday, April 10. I never double-checked, and felt pretty foolish.
Luckily, as usual, the BCCA people were very friendly and understanding and rescheduled me for tomorrow anyway. But I have to be there at 8 a.m. for a blood test, and since I haven't been sleeping all that well, getting up will be interesting. Even so, I'm glad to get things underway. My radiation begins at 11 a.m. the next day, Thursday April 12, so we'll start zapping away at the tumour.
Unfortunately, I will not become radioactive, and will gain no spidey powers. On the other hand, Spidey Rectal Powers from a radioactive butt are probably something the world could do without anyway.
This evening I ventured out of the house to meet up and share dinner and beer with DaveO, Scales, and KK+ in Gastown. The whole time I hardly hurt at all, and I took a good long walk around downtown afterwards too. There's much to be said for a good state of mind when dealing with pain.