Well…. labs not looking so good so I will not be returning home today. Crossing my fingers that tomorrow will be my discharge date. Sadly, it just shortens that time I will be able to spend at home and burdens/messes up the plans for the person coming to get me.
I sure did have a rougher time this treatment. It seems like it is getting harder with each treatment. I talked with the doctor about this as I wanted to know if the symptoms will be getting worse with each treatment. She basically said that, since I am coming for treatment every other week, it really does not give my body much of a chance to recuperate between treatments. She anticipates that once I go to monthly treatments, I will feel better…. even during treatment. As long as I can eat and drink, when at home, they will not be so concerned (besides I have actually gained weight…)
What is everyone else doing for the holiday weekend?
I had planned to have George take me up into the mountains so I can get some fall leaves – with the variety of changing colors… But it appears that the woods may be closed due to the fire danger. So may need to find other maple trees that the leaves are changing. Cannot imagine going through fall without my vases of maple branches…
As warm as it is outside – it is cold in this hospital!!!!! My electric afghan has been wonderful to have…keeps me warm. I know the staff move around a lot and probably appreciate that it is not so warm inside.
After finding out that I was not going to discharge today, I talked with one of the nurses. We are still restricted to staying in the unit. Can you imagine not being able to go outside? Breathe fresh air? Or not being able to go outside your home – same walls day after day? Although we are all confined – to a point at this time – you do have options – you can step outside a breath fresh air. I do have large windows and can see outside – but they do not open.
Again, I believe that everything happens for a reason and I have really learned to value and appreciate all the “little things” in life……
My next visit/treatment will be on September 14th. I will arrive early for an outpatient CT scan of my lungs and an ultrasound of my head/neck area. Then I will have treatment #6.