Another big setback with the hemoglobin, transfusion yesterday
Had another set back again with the hemoglobin levels. On Monday, 9/28, it was at 10; when it was checked again this past Tuesday, it was down to 8.2, that is quite a drop within about a week.
I started not feeling so good over the weekend,... Read more
Made it to another birthday!
At the beginning of this year, I wasn't sure I'd make it to my next birthday, but here it is; I am 52 and still here. Not doing anything special today; didn't make any plans because it's hard when I don't know how I will feel from one day to the... Read more
Officially in Hospice Care now
I had what might be the last appointment with my oncologist Friday; I'm still officially a patient, but for now, there is no purpose for him to see me once per month since I am no longer in treatment. (I'll still be under the care of my family d... Read more
Toprol is not for me!
Well, I decided that the Toprol was not for me. It did bring my heart rate down to almost normal, but I didn't feel any less tired; in fact, I felt worse. I felt very "sluggish" all day after I took it before bedtime on Monday night. And it real... Read more
Internist appointment today, and hospice meeting set up for Friday
Today I had an appointment with my internist. We had a good visit. I brought up to him the fact that my tachycardia seems to be getting worse, and I can't do much activity-wise without my heart rate getting into the 130s, even just being on my f... Read more
Best friend is back in town!
Penny got here in town yesterday, and she is staying on through until my birthday, which is the 27th.
This morning, she took me to Walmart to do some shopping. I don't normally shop there, as I don't like their grocery department as well as... Read more
Yet another half day spent in the ER
I had to make another ER visit yesterday; had not been feeling very good again the past few days before that, and was nauseous too. The rapid heart rate seemed to be getting worse, and I wasn't sleeping much at night either. Yesterday morning I ... Read more
Liver ultrasound report
I had the liver ultrasound yesterday; the test itself went fine; it was painless, and took less than 20 minutes. From the time I got to the hospital, changed into a gown, had the ultrasound, and got back into my clothes, I was probably there onl... Read more
Ultrasound of liver scheduled for Thursday
I know it often takes a little time in between when a doctor orders a test, and that test is actually scheduled, but after a week went by and I still had not heard from the hospital after my doctor ordered the ultrasound of my liver, I called th... Read more
I put it together myself!
About a week ago, I ordered rolling storage cart with drawers from Walmart.com.
I bought it to replace the current cart I was using for all the stuff I keep next to my computer. That was just cheap 3 tiered cart with just open shelves, and ... Read more
Doing ok so far this week
Thank you all for your support after the last blog I had posted. I am doing ok, but still trying to wrap my head around everything.
I'll start out with the good news; Timmy is continuing to do great! He is showing no signs of ever having a ... Read more
Oncologist appointment today; hospice discussed, and liver not looking good
First, I will start this blog out with some good news; Timmy is continuing to do well now that he is home. He was even "naughty" this morning and got up onto the kitchen sink to see if I left any dishes in there. I didn't have the heart to scold... Read more
Timmy is back home!
Timmy has been home for a little over 2 hours now; at the moment, he is curled up and taking a nap.
We still don't know what caused his seizure, but he has not had anymore. He is alert and was already jumping on the bed soon after we got ho... Read more
A Trip to the Emergency Vet
Last night I went to bed early, around 7:15pm, woke up briefly at 10:30pm and noticed that my 15 year old cat, Timmy, was curled up beside me, sleeping and purring. Then I woke up around 12:25am to him having a seizure; it was so scary, and quit... Read more
Finally using the new computer, and a busy day with errands
Finally got my new computer running! And the problem I thought I had with the old monitor not being compatible with the new computer? Thankfully, it was a much easier ( and way less expensive!) fix than having to buy a new monitor; the tech that... Read more
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