Barbara asked me to post this update -- she was just too tired for it yesterday. Sorry I didn't get it up sooner.
We switched my heat treatments around. I was suppose to start those with my radiation yesterday and have no heat on Wednesday. However, we bought Nikita a car out of state and had to pick it up yesterday after radiation. Long day yesterday too.
So today started at 8:30 got home at 7:30 tonight. Had to clean the fish tank and help w/laundry. Had the heat treatment first and it hurt like a mother u know what. The heat my thumb up to 44 degrees celcius (not sure what that is in Fahrenheit) but it burns. They want it hot enough that I'm uncomfortable and it hurts but not where I'm screaming. A lot of patients sleep thru them, but with my central apnea I can't do that. They instructed me to bring an iPod or book or DVD to watch to try to get thru the session. The treatments last 1 hour. They do only one thumb daily, then I get radiation after that.
My tendon is hurting like hell, I'm limping and my rib is terrible. Pain is at a solid 8 out 10. Tomorrow have to be at med Ctr for heat at 9:30 then radiation, therapy w/shrink at 2. We will drop Nikita's car off at shop at 8:00 am will take Bill to work go do my pick up Bill at 4 get car come home.
Hope to post tomorrow, if treatments don't kill me tomorrow.
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