Sep 07, 2012 - 3:08 pm
Here is the lastest news.
I am feeling like the pain is under control, still have it, and the occasional break through pain but it is managed well with this new pain dosage. I think I am headed in the right direction with the pain. I even have times when I take a little less pain meds. Hooray..
I am having trouble remembering what all I have told you. So if I am telling you this again, please forgive me.
I had my labs drawn last friday and thought I would have the results by tuesday. They were ordered as a STAT. But I never heard what the results were. Turns out the doc did not receive the results. The cancer center dropped the ball and did not send him anything! So typical of them. So yesterday his office had to track the results down. I still don't have them, but will by the end of today. I am feeling really hopeful that my counts are on the rise and I won't need to get transfused.
I have some new issues that are concerning to me and my doc. I have an appointment today at 3:30, so I'll know a lot more + the lab results.
I have some bad swelling of my feet and ankles and one leg seems more swollen. Also my tummy looks swollen again, not as bad as it was right before surgery, I looked six months pregnant then, but still I can see the swelling. At first I thought it was just swollen from the surgery, but now I know it's more that that. Also gained 7lbs in one week. This is scary since I still am eating like a bird. Doc believes the weight gain is all the edema I have. That makes sense.
I also have had some new scary chest pain. This has happened a few times. I even had considered waking up hubby one night because it would not lessen and I was getting scared. It did get better and I was able to fall asleep. I put in a call to my onc and pcp and still have not heard from the onc, but did get a call from the pcp last night. We talked for a long time and I'll see him today.
I'll try to update you this evening about the doc visit.
I know that so many of you are going through so much right now. I send you hope and hugs that your days will become easier.
Always thinking of you