Well, my long awaited appointment with the Specialist on Infectious Disease is tomorrow, finally! The infection has not completed disappeared, but it's so much better now. Unfortunately, I also still have have a few side effects from the antibiotics. The latest one is having "canker" soars in my mouth!
My dentist feels that "stress" is a major culprit with my infection. Well, in the sense that my immune system is "tired" and it's not letting itself heal.
I've had a few anxiety attacks lately. Scary!
In the midst of all her maladies, she is doing well. Her health is "stable". She is up and about (with some assistance), at times she does a few light chores around the house, is careful with her diet, is eating well, and in no pain. YAY!
Her weekly chemo treatments are going very well. Her oncologist is very pleased, and of course, so are we! Granted that her treatments are only 1/3 of a normal dose, and that the medicine is the least aggressive- the oncologist strongly feels that this is helping her with the symptoms. He has ordered a CAT Scan of her "belly" to see if the mass on the liver has shrunk. He believes it has. And we are praying that it has shrunk too.
Some our family members, and her friends have questioned us about her cancer. They can't believe she has it. Yes, she looks a little frail, but Dialysis wears her down. My response is that at the beginning I too questioned it. Doctors are human, and yes, they at times do make mistakes. Yes, they could've made a mistake with the first CAT Scan, but there were many other tests done on different days by different doctors, and ultimately, there was a biopsy that was positive for Liver Cancer Stage 4. After stating this, they still cannot accept her diagnosis...and neither can I.
I'm so glad I'm not teaching Summer School. Otherwise, I think I would've gone crazy with all that's been going on.
Life is short, and to top it off- stressful!