Mar 27, 2013 - 6:42 pm
Sorry I've been gone so long, it's been a rough stretch of road. I had two very nasty reactions to Oxy when they tried it on me again. The first time, I fell over during treatment and cut my eyebrow. The second, my temp hit 103 and my oxygen level fell to 76%. My onc said if we were to try it just one more time the reaction could be bad enough to kill me. End of oxy.
Diarrhea has been another bad issue, but my last two treatments they gave me a shot to stop it and it's working good. I've had some bowel discomfort, but it's easily knocked down with lomotil.
I've lost a huge amount of weight, down from 175 to 135 in a couple of months. Out of concern, my onc asked me if I was considering stopping treatment and dying in about 3 months. I told him no, I've got too much work left to finish. With treatment at my current weight and energy levels he only gives me about 6 months.
It hasn't all been bad, an old buddy of mine came out to visit from North Carolina this weekend, last time we saw each other was in England in 1979. We had a few adventures that wiped me out but it was a great time. Over the weekend, officers from my VFW Post came to omy house and formally initiated me into the VFW. It was really quite an honor.
Well friends, I've been sitting up to write this and need to lay back down now.