Wednesday, April 1, 2015

04-01-2015 End Of HBOT

  Tomorrow, 4-2-2015, ends my HBOT (Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy) finally. I have done 60 treatments or as they are called, "Dives". This time I have finished my rounds and that is due to the excellent staff they have. A big Thank You is in order for Dr Hall, (2 doctors I don't recall the names), Sherri, Starla, John, Caleb, Charlie, and Brian. These people do a fantastic job. They have people who come and get you and take you home this time too, and I thank them as well. Jamie, Cindy, Bill, Billy, and James - those were the ones who drove me to and from. This will be Dive number 60. I thought Friday was 60 but hey, I'm tickled that Thursday is the last one. I was with a great group of people too and I will keep them in my prayers that they too heal well and complete. We had a good group, people came and went, but all were good people. Just in case the ones who were there for radiation damage to their throat like I was, hang in there, you got this. None of this would have been possible if not for Dr Rathfoot, who I thank so ever much. I get to keep my throat, at least for now.

  I had a follow-up with Dr Bushkell, didn't go as good as it could have but more along the lines I thought it would. He is an excellent doctor. The NHL (T Cell Lymphoma) is advancing, which I have been blessed that this is 10 years now that it moved slow. I will see if the sun helps and if not if the Narrow Band Ultra Violet Light Therapy (NBUVB) treatments will back it off along with my ointment, but if not then it is what it is. He offered and I declined some of the treatments that are pretty harsh. I am so tired. This is the hardest time, night when I am still. The itching and pain can break through to keep one from sleep. Usually Advil and making a bed in the floor helps. I've had worse, lol.

  I finished a small greenhouse with Megan's help. I still want to place 2 shelves inside it but it could be used as is if I wanted to. I used the cheap plastic from Lowe's instead of the expensive greenhouse plastic. It didn't turn out as clear as the one I saw a guy on the web build but this was my first time and I wanted to get my feet wet before spending 100 bucks on a good plastic. Good thing I did too, this takes skill, which I do not yet have but I will the next time. On Youtube it is called the Tx Prepper Greenhouse and really simple to make plus fairly cheap too. I did make a few changes in mine though. Megan has learned a simple build now too, so that is great. 

  I wish everyone a Happy Easter and for those who celebrate Passover, a happy one.