Feb 06, 2010 - 12:31 pm
Just thought I should keep you posted. Al had his mri and they couldn't find a vein for contrast and wouldn't use his port. He is supposed to have the pet scan on Monday. He is trying to do the exercises the the physical therapist gave him to do, but after he does them he has alot of pain and it's harder for him to walk so I'm not pushing him to do them. I'm afraid something else will break. They did order a cane for him and showed him how to walk up and down the stairs.
He wants to get out and do things but between the back and leg pain he has neuropathy in his feet from the chemo, but he tries. We go for the big Drs meeting on Thursday the 11th.
I HATE, HATE, HATE THIS DISEASE. IT'S HORRIBLE. SORRY I HAD TO VENT THAT!!!
I have investigated palliative care and I think that is the way we want to go. I am going to ask about it on Thursday. I found out that if you have palliative care they order your meds and they get delivered to the house and the insurance will pay for it(Maybe) thats what I heard, and since the insurance will not cover his meds we might be able to get them paid for that way. It sad and funny the things you learn as a caregiver.
Well thats all for now. Thank you all my CSN family I'm so happy I have you all.