Sunday, January 10, 2016

More Dr. Appointments, Starting More Treatments and A Change In The Weather

DeBary,  FL.

67 deg. overcast, no wind.

Forecast = Mostly cloudy. High around 70F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.  Tonight, Mainly cloudy. Low 41F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.

Friday morning, after Jim's radiation treatment, Lila took Jim and Linda up to DeLand and to Dr. Saferali's office. They had never been to her office up in DeLand, but it was easy to find and is a much nicer facility than the one in Orange City, where Linda was treated.

The meeting with the Dr. went smoothly and it was decided that Jim would start chemo treatments on Monday. (tomorrow).  The treatments will be once a week on Mondays and will last as long as the radiation treatments continue. Then, there will be a 21 day "rest", a treatment, another 21 day "rest" and then a final chemo treatment. Now, by just roughly figuring this out on a calendar, that would mean that if everything goes well, Jim would be finished with treatments somewhere around the 1st to the 15th of April.

It was also decided that even though the facility in Orange City is closer, the treatments would take place at the DeLand office. The reasons for this is that the Deland office is not as busy as Orange City, and the facilities are much nicer. Actually the additional distance isn't that bad. It will take about 1/2 hour to get up to Deland versus the 10 to 15 minutes to Orange City.

Jim's feeling well. He now has a nebulizer and is using it 4 times a day. This helps with clearing the lungs and makes breathing a little easier.

We're in for  a big weather change down here in Florida. The temperatures have been in the upper 70's and low 80's, and today, the high is only supposed to be in the upper 60's with lows tonight down into the lower 40's. I know that's not really cold, but I'm betting that it will feel really cold to us after having all those 80 degree days.

Did you know that on this date in 1911 - Major Jimmie Erickson took the first photograph from an airplane while flying over San Diego, CA?



  1. Hope it all goes well. Thanks for the update!

  2. Wishing an easy path through to April, as well. Interesting fact about the photograph.

  3. We're keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Thanks for the updates.