Well, today was the day that I’ve had circled on my calendar for almost two months. Today is the day that I was to receive my last radiation and chemotherapy treatments.
OR DID I?
As you know from my last post yesterday, this past weekend, I tried to do everything I possibly could to complicate things…. dehydration……..fever….adverse reaction to pain medication….pneumonia… and the flu. Since I checked into the hospital Sunday night, I’m not sure how many bags of antibiotics they have given me but it’s been a lot.
So….met with the Doctors today. Here is today’s (Tuesday) outcome:
- Fever – gone
- Flu – gone
- Dehydration – going
- Pneumonia – still present but on the run
- Chemotherapy – postponed. Not sure if later in the week or if indefinitely
- Radiation – Final treatment today! Yay!!!!!
- New items? – In my hacking/dredging up mucous and clearing my throat, had one that was pretty bloody. So they are doing a culture on that to see whats what’
So still dealing with Pneumonia. The only way to do that is to blast it with major antibiotics. Those don’t come in pill form, only in IV form. And where do we get IV’s from? That’s right… HOSPITALS! So yes, I’m done with chemotherapy treatment and done with radiation treatment and WOULD be done with everything and headed home today but still have to get those antibiotics so I will be staying here at Shand’s Hospital in Gainesville until Thursday or Friday.
Bummed? Sure. Was sure hoping to be done with all of this today but as rotten as I felt over the weekend, I’m willing to postpone by a couple of days to ensure that all is well.
I’ll wrap all this up at a later date. Just wanted to let ya’ll know what was going on.
More to come, including some unrelated stories.