Oct 05, 2011 - 4:29 pm
Well, was taken to ER twice in last 2 weeks for shortness of breath, dizziness. Found to have pneumonia, plus magnesium and potassium were real low. Had heart palpatations. So, admitted me for 3 diff antibiotics and mag and potassium, and heart monitor for 3 days. Did cat scan, 2 chest x-rays and brain scan.
Discharged yesterday and told today that the lung mass has progressed since I started the new Topo chemo in August. Brain scan shows 6 mets in brain. There were zero in July scan.
Onco office gave me options today: stop the chemo, start with hospice...outlook of 1 month.
2nd op: Start new brain radition next week, have fluid around heart needled out, do 10 rad sessions and do short chemo after that. outlook of 3-6 months.
I have to let doc know by tomorrow morning. She gave me pill for anti-brain swelling and called a script in for me, as I showed signs of dizziness. She also made me leave my car and taxi home.
I have to tell my boyfriend when he gets home (we live together for last 7 years). I have to tell my older sister and 2 nieces who live out of state.
I've been thru soooooo much since diagnosed in dec 2009. At this point now, I think I will forgo the treatments and make myself realize that the 1 month expectancy is real.