Friday, November 12, 2010

Medical Leave... up in the air!

Talked to some folks at Ironwood, and they did get the new paperwork today, and said they'll do it again and fax it back ASAP.  It all makes me tired.

But,... insert drum roll here.... tonight for dinner I had a veggie burrito, enchilada style, and I ATE THE WHOLE THING!  And it didn't HURT A BIT!  Wow, it still gives me chills to think about it.  Eating has been so hard for so long and I was still worried about the feeding tube possibility, but if this continues, I will be so happy.

Now, I wonder, does this mean that the evil tumor is shrinking and thus food travels more freely and thus the pain doesn't happen?  I don't want to get my hopes up or have unreasonable expectations, but how else can it be explained?  I mean a week ago I could barely eat three spoonsful of soup before the pain became unbearable.  Well this is certainly something to discuss with the Oncs next week. :)

Have a great weekend, dear readers, and I will try to do the same.  I'll probably not post again until Monday.  Hugs and kisses to all!

6 comments:

  1. Have a wonderful break. Polly came over this morning and we had a great time making Christmas cards. I do have my hopes up. I have visualized it shrinking. Have a great weekend! Hugs and kisses, Julie

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  2. Hi Tequila, Faybees here from the COPD board. I am so happy to have found your blog and I shall be logging in to see how you are doing.
    Fay

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  3. Hi, Fay! I'll be doing a lot better once we get this Medical Leave stuff fixed! lol

    Glad to see you here!

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  4. Hi Tequila
    I just read all of your blog, it is fantastic girlfriend, you are a very talented writer, it made me laugh and cry. I lost my 51 year old sister 4 years ago to Non Hodgkins and I miss her terribly.
    I can relate to all the the symptoms of your treatments. I saw her go thru pretty much the same thing. I went over to Scotland for a month when she was first diagnosed to help her for a bit. She was actually the caretaker for my dad who also had cancer (he passed away last year at 80 something). Now it was time to help her. Her attitude was amazing. I was with her holding her hand when she passed. It was so surreal knowing she was leaving me and I could not do anything to help her. Sorry for that little pity party.
    Anyway, I shall be a regular reader and shall be cheering you on every step of the way. I am coming up on your sidebar as being a visitor from Upper Darby, geeze I am nowhere near there.
    Those pics of the chemo room brought back a lot of memories, some of them very funny. My sis was a very funny girl, everyone loved her.
    I shall speak to you soon, and look forward to seeing how you are doing. Chins up girl.
    Fay

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  5. Oh, Fay there is nothing worse than that feeling of helplessness in the face of an illness in someone you love. I've only seen one person actually die, and that was my mom. Jane and I were there, holding her hand, and thanks to Hospice, she had no pain, no fear. She took a final breath that never released.

    I wish I could have met you in person before you moved to the frozen North East. Surely, you'll pass this way again, and when you do, give me a yell!

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  6. I surely will girlfriend.

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