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It's been a long time

Saturday, March 26, 2011

since I last blogged. I can't believe it has been since December. Things haven't gone as I had planned. My husband had two more chemo treatments ending in February.

I got my steriod shots and they lasted about two weeks so I had some more. Those have done pretty well. I also did four weeks of aqua therapy which really helped. I went and had an adjustment to my band done February 15 but haven't lost but about 2 pounds if that. I need to go get another one but don't know when I will be able to do that.

My husband found out he has a clogged carotid artery and needs a stint put in. The heart doctor said he wouln't do it unless the oncology team could say he has over a year to live.
He had his PET scan Thursday to see if the cancer had gone away and some of it is still there. He had a CT scan two months ago that showed the mass had decreased about 25% but the PET scan showed a mass a lot bigger this time. We got notified yesterday to come back in to the doctor and he told us DH has a collapsed lung, that is what made it look larger. Plus the bottom half of his lung was full of fluid. He also has about four more spots that showed up cancer. He will begin radiation treatments again next Tuesday and Monday he sees the Chemo doctor and will probably begin chemo again. So we are back to the daily treatments. The doctor yesterday arranged for him to have the fluid drained from his lung immediately and they drained 5 1/2 liters of fluid. He could breathe a little better but today he got really short of breath walking to bathroom and back. I hope it isn't filled again.

I was going to begin water aerobics next week but I guess I won't get to do that after all, unless I go at 8:30 in the morning if they have room. It is only two days a week but it helps.
I stopped eating sugar four weeks ago and still haven't lost any weight. I eat about 1000 - 1100 calories a day and have been getting some exercise but to no avail. I am really getting discouraged and about ready to binge on ice cream. I don't think that would help matters though. I think my problem with not losing is not food related. I think it is stress and lack of sleep.

Oh well, that is about enough of my complaints now. It is to the point that I can't change things so I can just go one day at a time.
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ELIZACG9 5/2/2012 10:00AM

    I am so sorry to read this, this was my birthday, I will pray for things to get better.

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TEXASLYNN 3/27/2011 2:19PM

    Sometimes, life's curve ball pitcher seems to be stuck in overdrive. Hang in there!

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GERISE 3/27/2011 9:43AM

    You are in my prayers... emoticon

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CHUBRUB3 3/26/2011 10:15PM

    emoticon Laura,
You are so good at lending a shoulder and helping hand to us. I am extending you mine to lean on as you need. Sending prayers, hugs and love for a full recovery and good health to you both. Yes, it is the stress and sleeplessness that is your inhibitor of weight loss. It will get better. Believe it.
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Angela
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DEBBIEANNE1124 3/26/2011 11:11AM

    Laurie,
I'm sorry to hear about your husband. It brings back memories of mine as well. He ahd a stint put in for the same reason after ahving a heart attack. they sent him home and he passed away that night in his sleep. It saddens me. I'm sending prayers and positive vibes your way. Hugs.
Debbie

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CASE4GRACE 3/26/2011 11:03AM

    Laura,

My heart goes out to you. How very sad to get that kind of report from your hubby's doctors. I know this has to be devastating, but please try not to lose hope. Maybe for now you should just focus on maintaining your weight. (although sometimes that's even harder than losing!) You have come so far and are such a source of support and inspiration for our team. You need to just take care of you and your hubby right now and let others support you through this difficult time. You're right, bingeing on ice cream definitely won't help - just remember that even thought it feels good for a moment, the bad feelings that come afterward last a lot longer.

I am praying and believing for a miracle - sometimes we don't always know or understand how those miracles might show up - and sometimes they just plain aren't what we wanted or expected, but God knows your needs best and will be there for you. Just lean on Him! Sending you a hug and wishes for strength, endurance, patience, and peace to get you through this.

Anita
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L*I*T*A* 3/26/2011 10:36AM

    wow...what stresses you have at the moment.....
wish it wasn't so.....stay strong!!
we are here for you....
sending positive thoughts and prayers your way....
blessings and hugs.............lita


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