Aug 15, 2012 - 11:15 pm
I am home from my onc appointment with both positive news and not so positive news.
First, the onc does not believe that I have an abscess. Hooray! I did not think so either, but given all the pain, who knew.
Second, as far as receiving blood transfusions, she is not big on the idea. She said that it is my choice. If I choose, I can get admitted now and receive blood. There are always risks when being transfused. I have had many many transfusions with no adverse issues, but there is always a first time. She said that she would hate to give me more problems than I already have. Okay, but I still feel so awful.
So the plan right now is to see how I feel and how well I can manage the effects of not enough blood. My regular doc is out of town till Monday, although he does call me every night to see how I am and to help with adjusting pain med doses. He's a great guy!
So I will take it day by day and see how bad the symptoms become. Hopefully they will not get worse. Right now they are pretty bad. I am dizzy and get off balance a lot. I am not able to do much of anything right now, except rest. The onc said that even if my counts were normal, I still would not be able to do much, since the surgery was such a big deal.
As far as the pain control, I am working daily with my reg doc to find the best combination or dose that will give me the best pain relief. Both the onc and the reg doc feel that I must control the pain before I am able to really heal.
So for now, I will be at home and just rest. Same thing I have been doing everyday.. I will try to drink more and eat more too. That part will be hard. But I will try..
Thank you all for your continued words of support. I really feel the love and care you are sending me daily.
Huge hugs to all