Feb 25, 2012 - 3:36 pm
That is what my wife was told in January. Of course I knew I was sick, but I always felt that I was going to recover (though my internist did openly recommend hospice to me)
Bladder blockage, kidney failure, a leg that looked like a sausage about to explode, blood clot behind the knee, fluid in the space between my lungs, completely bedridden, OK, I can see where they were coming from.
February has been much better. Kidneys work with the aid of a stent, swelling has gone down (I suspect that my left thigh was nearing 40" in circumference, compared to my right which is around 19") so my legs look almost the same size.
The muscles and tendons in the left leg have atrophied to the point where I need to relearn to walk. Currently it is a struggle to get from the bedroom to the living room, let alone do normal things like take a shower.
Sorry I have not kept up to date, but even I was getting bored hearing about my health, that and typing on the tablet is a pita.
For the record, all of my issues were CANCER related. What brought about the improvement from near death? Folfox. Because of chemo, I am going to be around for quite a bit longer than 30 days.
Thanks for reaching out, love you all!