Apr 14, 2012 - 10:53 am
This disease changes so quickly that its hard to keep up. This past Monday I threw up some dried blood and since I had an oncologist appt the next day, Tuesday, just waited. I talked to her about the epsiode and she didn't say much about it. I had my treatment that afternoon and all went well. Wed, afternoon, I threw up more blood this time there was red tinges in it so I called the clinic. They got back to me and said that when I came in to get my Nueslasta shot thursday, the next day, the doctor wanted to see me. While I was talking to her on thursday, I threw up a large clump of both dried blood and fresh. She sent it off to the lab and made an appointment for an endoscopy for Friday morning.
The tumor is now so large that they could not get the scope past it, put was able to see that the tumor has become brittle and was in fact bleeding. There is a portion of it that is bulging like an anurysim. The doctor who did the procedure said that the tumor could rupture at anytime and that I would bleed out. What a shock to my senses. This is not how I thought things would end. Thank heavens I had planned ahead and had already met with Hospice. When the clinic called them to say I was in immediate danger, they were at my house by the time I got home and moving into action. According to the doctors, I could set off the chain of events turning over in bed, coughing or simply bending over. I have bleed some over night and was in much pain when I first got home. Hospice did their thing and I am now pain free though a little muddled in the head. You all have made me feel so much a part of your family, that I wanted you to know the graveness of my situation all of a sudden. When something happens, a friend is prepared to come on the site and let you know. I don't want to be one of those that just stops posting and you all not know what happened.