Feb 08, 2013 - 8:00 pm
Well, here I am again. Started out the morning in tears, probably just for the he!! of it. Sometimes, I just feel so darned alone. I certainly can't "dump" on my daughter all the time. And as I may have mentioned before, all those "friends" I worked with were just that, "work friends". There is one very special lady that was my Mom's best friend that I became close to, but she's in her nineties and not in the best of health, so it's not a good idea to upset her...................
Anyway, this week went much as expected. On Thurs. we met with a urologist. Hubby definitely has some type of prostate problem thanks to the idiots in the Emg. room so next Thurs. he'll be having a Cystoscopy. Some of you guys will know what this is. A big giant ouch. If doc is unable to do it without any problems, it will be in the office. If not, they'll move him to the surgicenter next door.
Waiting for the appt. to be set for the lung cyberknife mapping.
Scheduled the second consultaion for the oral surgery for week after next.
Saw the cardio. Not much change there, but will add back in small dosage of second diuretic.
Met again with the MDA chemo doc. As soon as the prostate problem is cleared up, he'll be starting on chemo. Every three weeks, a combo of Taxol and Carboplatin which will be monitored closely and adjusted accordingly because his kidney and liver functions are not up to par. Will also be getting Cetuximab weekly. At the end of four 3 week sessions, they will scan again to determine what response the tumors have had. I guess the response will determine whether treatments will move on to H&N radiation.
That's about as far ahead as I care to think.
As a side note, I'm feeling somewhat better, but now have a STUPID abcessed tooth which is killing me. I was able to get some pain meds and antibiotic from my dentist to hold me over until I can squeeze in an appt. next week.
The best news is my daughter's surgery went as planned. No surprises. I spoke to my son-in-law yesterday evening as she is still pretty groggy and in pain, so will wait for her call when she is up to it.
That's it from Arizona for now. Just keeping my fingers and toes crossed.