Saturday, May 10, 2014

Different Side Effects

DeBary, FL.

70 deg. clear, E. wind @ 5 mph.
Forecast = Sun and clouds mixed. High 92F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph.

Linda has been having some different side effects from the Chemo treatments this time. First of all, she didn't have near the bone pain this time. She thought that was great because that's when Joe was here and she was able to enjoy the visit. Well, as it turns out, the injection she had a week ago Friday didn't work like it was supposed to, and now her blood counts are quite low.  In fact during the chemo doctor's visit on Thursday, the Dr. suggested that she not go anywhere where there are too many people, and gave her a mask to wear if she did have to go to a busy place. She has also developed a rash that itches a lot.

The chemo doctor believes that all of this is because the radiation treatments and the chemo treatments are interacting and both are affecting her at the same time. So, she gave Linda a couple prescriptions to try to help with the rash and ward off possible infections.

Her dizzy spells have also gotten worse again and at times has been having difficulty just moving around here in the house.

Yesterday, Roland and Louise, (Jim and Linda's very good and longtime RVing friends), stopped by for a couple hours. They're on their way to their place in North Carolina for the summer. While they were here, Big RED took Jim and Roland over to Highbanks to see the new trailer, and then to Arby's to get some sandwiches for lunch.

They had a very good visit and it sure was good to see them once again. And, there's a small chance that we'll be able to see them again this fall. :-)

Then in the afternoon, Laura stopped by for a little while. She looked at the lab report and agreed with what the chemo Dr. has said and done. She and Lindsey are visiting Anna in Jacksonville right now, but they'll be back in a day or so.

I know this has been a kind of "downer" post, but I try to tell it like it is. Basically, Linda is doing OK and except for a few days, her spirits have been pretty high. She's a fighter and I'm sure she'll fight her way over  his bump in the road too.

Did you know that On April 9, 2003, Satyabhama Mahapatra, a 65-year-old retired schoolteacher in India, became the world's oldest mother when she gave birth to a baby boy?


1 comment:

  1. So sorry to hear that Linda is having some difficult side effects this time :( Hopefully it will all be over soon! Praying for her comfort.