Doctors appointment and other sad news regarding a good friend.
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