First of all, thanks again for all of your notes and postings. I am really blessed to have so many friends and well-wishers out there.
For the last month I have had trouble breathing off and on, that the doctors have said is mostly caused from pain related to the growth of the cancer. The pain would cause my chest area and my lungs to spasm uncontrollably and I would feel like I could not breath, this also would make the pain increase. I went to emergency twice for these symptoms but both times they passed with time and some pain medication.
On Thursday, January 30th, I had an “episode” that resulted with me having to be taken by ambulance to the hospital. It was an extreme episode that went on for many minutes without let up until I was given IV pain medication. I have been kind of quiet about it on the blog. From that Thursday eve to Monday I have more or less been in a fog. I had a lot of visitors but I also have a vision of me being in the middle of a bee hive and all I could see was bees buzzing around me. This was very comforting for me. I have been on a lot of pain drugs and it made it hard for me to stay focused and even write updates.
I’ve been home from the hospital since Wednesday afternoon. We are managing my pain by staying on my Dr’s medical regime. This is being accomplished with help from my friends and family who are providing support 24/7 care. I am feeling better but its too early to attribute anything to the chemo. Since my heart remains vulnerable I am still following the rules in that area, l am laying low and don’t over exert myself! Basically, I have to remain a couch potato watching movies with Elizabeth, Kodi and Louis!!! I can do that.
I will provide another update when there is something of significance to report. Thanks for your love, support and patience.