I am trying to decide what to wear to my checkup tomorrow at Dana-Farber.
The satorial question tonight is of greater concern than how my counts will be, although as usual, when I go into Dana-Farber tomorrow, my test results will be on my mind, and I will feel those familiar nerves while waiting for them.
Tomorrow's visit will be different than the others because I will be filmed by NESN (New England Sports Network), checking in and greeting Dr. Alyea. It's all part of my upcoming participation in the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon, in which Dana-Farber patients, parents, doctors, researchers, athletes and celebrities speak about what Dana-Farber has meant to them. It will air Aug. 21-22.
They were looking for a long-term survivor, and Saul Wisnia, my editor/friend at Dana-Farber, thought of me. NESN also plans to come to my house to interview me and film me running. Don't know when that will be.
It's exciting and a little bit scary. Ben, Joe and Katie will come with me in August because they invite family members to participate. We'll see a Red Sox game and schmooze with some players.
I have to be in Boston at 10:30 tomorrow for my blood draw. Also I am getting up early to see the rain-delayed men's final at the French Open, which begins at 7 a.m. and hopefully will finish by 8:30 when I need to leave.
I had thought of DVR-ing it, but Joe told me that such a thing is just not done for sports. Plus if I watch it live, I can discuss it with Dr. Alyea.