So, I forgot to tell y'all this: I head back to Houston Thursday, 12/15!
A different sort of trip for a couple of reasons, but first, the schedule:
Thursday, 12/15: drive out to Houston
(just me; retail isn't very conducive to having time off this time of year! Trips like this are why ipods & podcasts were invented.)
Friday, 12/16: 2 Dr. appts @ MDA - both with new Drs.!
Dr. Homsi, my melanoma oncologist since I first went out there, has recently moved to MDA-Phoenix. Thus, I'll be meeting my new (to me) melanoma oncologist Dr. Bedikian at 11:30.
Also, I'm adding a new piece to the MDA-mmbeachbum medical care team: my first appt w/ a dermatologist there, Dr. Mays. Totally at my request.
After the two appts, eat fantastic Mediterranean food @ Dimassi's while waiting for lunch traffic to clear a bit, & then drive back home.
That's it! No P.E.T. scan this time, although I do get bood drawn.
As an added bonus, I'm staying w/ some friends who used to be in our Sunday School class back in youth/college days...now married w/ 3 young kids, & he's recently accepted a ministerial position @ FBC Houston. Looking forward to that!
Expectations: I pretty much have none, since despite having been out there 25 times in 3 years, this will be a completely new type of visit. (Although still in the same department...in fact, dermatology is also in the melanoma dept.)
Prayers are *most* welcome for safe travels. (And, selfishly, for traffic- & construction-related delays to be minimal...)