Tuesday, December 10, 2013

12-10-2013 Rathfoot Follow-Up

  We went for a follow-up with Dr Rathfoot today, me, Denise, and Megan. Megan stayed in the waiting area, watching the scope go up my nose and into my throat makes her sick. He had to scope me twice today, got a lot of mucus on the thing and had to retract it and try again. Rathfoot said he saw no evidence of cancer but my swelling was a lot worse, soooo... back to 10mg of Prednisone again. I tried to cut it in half to 5mg but it didn't quite work so well. We discussed the Prednisone causing me to to on the border of become Diabetic, but for now I will have to find another way to avoid that.

  He also looked at the thing on my back. He said it looked like an infected ingrown hair and the best way to fix it was to freeze it off. They don't do that there so Denise is going to check around. I wondered where the hair on my head was going. Apparently on my ears isn't the only relocation spot, lol. Rathfoot also said for the Insomnia he prescribed a medicine that gives energy and keeps me awake throughout the day, yet will not effect my heart. Denise approved the medicine so I trust her that she will not allow nothing to damage my heart again.

  We all shopped after that and eat at Taco Hell, I mean Bell. We have most of the Christmas stuff bought now. For two people that procrastinate we've done ok.

  Mom hasn't been able to take any of her chemo since the 2nd dose of a dose split into thirds, and now I worry. Her Lymphoma will not back off enough for her to treat the other cancer, the aggressive one. Charlie and Tina were taking her to her appointment Monday and she fell and broke her knee cap. She had surgery today on it. I've had a lingering cold for over a week and avoided mom, she hasn't the ability to fight off anything. I'll stay in, rest, and try and beat it so I can take her Friday when they once again try to treat her.