Jan 09, 2013 - 9:07 am
Wanted to post & let everyone know that I am still alive and kicking. I actually have been getting along very well with hospice care being extremely helpful, and I would recommend it to anyone in a heartbeat. My pain medicine was changed to methadone with oxycodone used for breakthrough pain, I am also on an antibiotic as well as a nerve pain medicine, so all is well on that front. I have had many relatives visiting over past couple weeks so it keeps my spirits up and helps me maintain a positive attitude. I also wanted everyone to know that I haven't given up but my option were extremely limited. I did get second opinion from the U of Minn. with same diagnosis. I could try hyperbaric oxygen treatment to try to repair tissue around exposed bone but would have lots of difficulties with the dives, radiation would do more harm than help, and chemo. would give me at best a couple more months at the expense of being sick, worn out, & miserable around family during final months. I decided that being terminal I would rather leave on a happy note while spending my time with my family enjoying as much as possible.