Wednesday, August 28, 2013
But not like.... *running* running. =) Not yet anyway....
Yesterday started the pallative radiation. When signing the release of information to get the PET scan report for the chiropractor, they decided to let us carry a copy out. Means I got to see the report myself for the first time. Yikes. More than I realized.... cancer spot in right lung (this is new) spots in the left lung (where his previous cancer was, although previous tumor is not there anymore)... in his collarbone and 2nd rib.... and lymph nodes in left shoulder have created a cancerous mass that is 6.5 x 4.5 x 4. Yesterday I took a look at a 4x4 that our son cut to about 6 inches for his dad to use for carving. (my son has a construction business).... That's not just a little tumor... it's freaking HUGE. No wonder he's in SO MUCH pain. Well when we got done with radiation and seeing radiation oncologist, I got Mark home and settled for a rest, then I was off to run errands, one was to deliver the report to the chiro and see what he wanted to do. He'll avoid the radiation field but can still do some work on his neck. He talked to me about accupuncture and massage and reflexology and essential oil, etc. (He only does the chiro, but is willing to give referrals if we request them. He'll see Mark at 10:15 this morning, then back to the VA for labs at 10:40, then downtown to the hospital for radiation at 11:00. Then he'll have time for a short rest before seeing oncologist at 3:00. Gonna be a busy busy day with lots of running. And it's hotter than hades here. But we'll do what we need to do. =)
I'm doing ok... been to curves twice this week. Yesterday it was with alot of encouragement from Mark to go. =) Today might not work that way as the timing of everything and their hours are not meshing today. Food has been ok, but lately I have been literally CRAVING sugar. I usually have the low cal sweet freezer treats, but we are out. We have some sweet freedom ice cream, but I am realizing I need portion control measures in place. =)
So will work to get the food more back on track and go from there. It's the best option for the present. =)
Other than that... not getting enough sleep... will likely try to grab a nap when he rests this afternoon.
I'm tired and emotionally spent, but I am pressing forward, taking every good thing I can find and trying to make it even better. =)
Hope everyone is having a great week!
Sparkle On my beautiful friends~~