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.