I suffered a minor stroke last week. That is resolved for now and I can function normally. The stroke was caused by my heart that is only working a limited capacity and has created a nice clot that is sitting in the heart chamber. I am now on blood thinners to allow the clot to be reabsorbed and reduce the risk of more strokes. I found out last week that my heart is slowly giving out and cannot be repaired. Its only a matter of time till it stops functioning. How long, we don’t know.
I made the decision to go to my sisters home for this chapter of my life where my family can work with hospice to care for me. Mark & Russ are supportive of this and have done wonders for me. Its hard to leave that half of my family but I will get 24/7 nursing care as my sister is a RN as is her best friend/neighbor. So, its a good decision and they will visit me often.
I still want to work, via phone and email as long as I can.
The cancer treatment worked very well but the aging heart trumps the cancer at this point. I am off all other medication so maybe I will be able to eat food and taste it again. Hope so. The doctors will not speculate on how much time I have so we will just have to play it by ear.
I know this is hard. Allow your grief to be released and care for yourself. Im doing that also. I’m just getting adjusted to this.
I love you all. Thanks for your love and support!
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