Thursday, October 17, 2013
Ok my doctor is real nice and everything went well. He did some special blood work and said I may have to go up again on my thyroid medication. He is checking some stuff, looking for Hashimoto's disease. Hopefully everything will work out OK. I will go back in 5 1/2 months for another ultrasound on thyroid and then see him at 6 months.
My sad news is regarding my friend Cora (there is a picture of Cora in my photos here with her and my Lucy Dog taken the day b/4 Lucy had to be put down because she was so ill.) Cora and her husband moved a couple of years ago to S.Carolina where soon after Cora developed lung cancer. They did radiation and chemo and kept putting off her lung surgery as the cancer was shrinking. Finally after all these long months her son joined them in SC, they had scheduled her surgery for last Monday the 14th. On Sat. Cora started talking funny and being a bit off, so her husband and son took her to the emergency room. When I talked to her on Sunday the 13th, she sounded so off, druggy and not getting her words correctly. I agreed with her and said it sound like a TIA or mild stroke.
Her son called on Monday and left me a message. I wasn't exactly sure what he was going on about and at first I thought maybe Cora had forgotten she talked to me on Sunday. I talked to her yesterday, she still sounded druggy, slow but she was able to tell me that she did not have a stroke but now had developed cancer in some part of her brain. So the surgery for her lung cancer has been put off and she has already started radiation again. Her hair was starting to grow back from the last round of radiation.
I am so sad for her and the family. I asked her if the cancer had spread from her lung cancer and she didn't think so. But I have to wonder really how much she is understanding or what her husband is letting them tell her. I know from first hand knowledge, (my mother suffered with cancer head /neck for 6 years and it spread all over. My husbands parents both died from cancer that spread all over the place) that once cancer starts spreading from one area to another and in the brain, it really isn't good. You could live years, like my mom who was given 6 months, or you could live only a few months. I am hoping I won't be making a trip to Virginia in the near future (I know that is where all her family is buried) but at some time far far away.
Any prayers would be appreciated for Cora. xo
Monday, September 30, 2013
My last blog was about all 4 appointments I had on one morning. I ended up having to go to the lab for a bunch of test that my Rhumy wanted. I asked the lab to notified the Pro-Time clinic that I would have a pro-time done with my blood draws.
For those who want to know (Jaxmommy) what a pro-time clinic is. Pro-times are done on those of us lucky enough (sarcasm here) to be on blood thinners like Warfarin/Coumadine to adjust ones medication. If you are too thin, you could bleed out and if you are too thick, you could have a blood clot. Is life just ducky! They have been trying to get my dosages correct for the last couple of months. Once they get them correct, I hope to only have to go once a month. It has been more like every 10 days.
So I was sure that all was well with the ultrasound on my thyroid because I didn't hear from the doctor until the next week on Wed. I was hoping for a letter in the mail, all is well, a short call from one of the nurses, all is well. Nope I hear the doctors voice, all is not so well. My DH Jeff didn't get that for many years. Mail or Nurse notification things are good. Doctor call not so great. lol Really everything is gonna be OK. I do have 2 small somethings about 7 mm each. She referred me to a specialist Endocrinologist. I figured I would hear from them in a few days, nope the next day. I guessed they wouldn't be able to see me for a couple of months, nope. Endo originally wanted the 11th of Oct. but I had another doctors appointment and didn't want to wait around for 3 hours. So I see the Endo on the 15th of Oct. I am pretty sure all will be find. Even if it is something, this is a pretty easy problem to take care of.
So this may or may not explain my lack of energy and motivation. This may or may not be anything to worry about and could be normal for a woman my age. That is what my new family practice doctor said anyway. I do really like her and hope to be a patient of hers for many years to come.
Ok that is all for now. Will make another blog possibly tomorrow to tell you all about free museum day at the Gene Autry museum up in LA. that I attended on the 28th. Keep your eyes peeled for that one.
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