Weekend was good. I was busy Saturday with hair, Sunday I went to visit my friend in the hospital. She has cancer pretty well spread (started with breast but is in liver/pancreas/brain. I'm sure they implanted an EverReady battery in her somewhere...she's been through a lot, and of course she is terminal...but hanging on with a bright attitude that's gotten her to this point anyway.
With her finally in the hospital, she's getting pain meds and fluid and food. Methadone. She went in only because of jaundice and pain.
She's having a gamma knife surgery done in her brain...don't know what that will accomplish...unless the doc sees no use to do it.
I encouraged her daughter (also a client) to talk with her father (yep, client) to find out what he wants regarding her being at home or in the hospital and to make definitive plans about
future care...whether palliative should be in the hospital or at home, etc. No one talks about
the plans....seems decisions as well as DNR is on the list.
She's always upbeat (although a control freak)...it's hard to know what to talk about
, but once in the situation, conversation found the topics.
I'm saddened and conflicted, but this is also a new experience with someone whose will is strong. I do know I wouldn't have done all she's done....but that's more of a what if....
I've also been having chest "flutters"....doesn't really feel like anxiety, but maybe reflux can cause that feeling. It's been particularly bad the past few days, which is quite uncomfortable.
My neck is also not so good...and the pressure of the fluttery feeling has me feel like my head's going to explode....must go to the chiropractor.
Hey, maybe I'll ask my doc about h.pylori and if I could get tested...lol!
So, I think I'll be doing the Zantac twice daily for a while and see if it improves. I think I'll pursue this further with my GP if it continues.
Other than that....LOVE the weather (except the rain)
I hope the antibiotics do their thing for you fairly quickly....yep, lots of pills. When will you be having another test to make sure it's been annihilated
Hope AM's nurse does get back to you....
I'm with you on the second guessing doctors...but maybe it's more the process of having to push till you get the answer. Hey, there's a few you got lately.
Regarding the c-cope last year....if all was clear cancer-wise, that's good.
Would you be enquiring to AM about the occult blood?
Hope you have a feeling better week!
*Heather* Status: mild flare enemas tapered to every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!
Post Edited (quincy) : 6/1/2009 2:42:07 AM (GMT-6)