Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Did My Camptosar

Happily I was able to have my camptosar infusion today, although with the bronchitis and asthma flare up, it's left me a lot more lethargic than usual.  I got my four Xeloda pills down with my dinner.  They are always a joy. :)

I saw my Primary Care yesterday, and he put me on some doxycyline because my sputum was starting to become colorful, and we just can't afford a bacterial pneumonia.  Better to be safe than dead, I say. :D

Of course, tonight will see the Dreaded Decadron Insomnia, but I have books to read, and I reloaded Diablo II, so I can play that for a bit. 

Finally confessed my self-proclaimed "behavioural issue" with Dr. Ramaswamy.  I told him that I have major problems knowing when to complain about symptomatic issues.  It's really, really a difficult issue for me.  Mostly, I told him, I feel like a whiner because that's how I was brought up between my ever-stoic parents and the even more stoic nuns.  He told me to call him if there was any doubt in my mind; any niggle of suspicion that something isn't right.  If we can just deal with it over the phone, then that is what we will do.  He listened to me, and he had an answer for me that makes sense, and so I shall try very hard to stick with this plan.  Dr. Ramaswamy is truly the best.

He says, too, that the swelling of my ankle and foot looks alot better than it did in the hospital, and that the INR rates are very challenging on me because of my chemo drugs, and being on prednisone at the moment.  So we're sticking to Monday and Thursday blood tests.  He did say he was going to have his assistant contact my insurance company and ask about home testing for PT/INR's.  I would do that in a heartbeat.

So, you know, I'm not feeling great, but I'm not back in the hospital, and THAT makes me happy as a clam.  And on that note, I think it's time to hit the hookah.

Love to all, peace on Earth and hugs all 'round!

1 comment:

  1. Hey Girl
    Feels like I have not spoken to you for ages.

    Your doc sounds like a neat guy. I used to have one like that in AZ, they seem to breed good docs down that way.

    Being too stoic is a trait we both share. I do think though that you know yourself if something is wrong, after all you have been in that body for a long time, no-one knows it better than you. It is cool that you can just give him a call and blurt it all out.

    Sorry you feel so crappy. I do so hope that things will turn around for you soon, or at least that you start to feel somewhat better.

    It is getting decidedly cool up this neck of the woods. We had a blizzard on Saturday. Fortunately it did not lie, the ground was too wet, kinda weird though, snow in Oct, apparently it is the first time since the civil war.
    Anyway girlfriend, stay well, rest as much as you can and laugh often, all good medicine.
    Speak to you again soon
    fay in the family room

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