Thursday, September 29, 2011

Added Another (B)

By the time my treatment was over they had called another prescription in for the Neuropathy. I will continue to take the one I have been taking for several months, just take this one in addition to it. This medication is one that I will ease into, the first 5 days I will take it at night, then the next 5 days of a morning, after that 3 times a day. It just gets really scary when you can't hardly feel your feet or legs. Hopefully this will help, it will probably take close to 30 days before I can tell a difference though.

Again get out and enjoy the beautiful weather this week-end!!!!!!!

Fall Time (A)

I love this time of the year, even though some of the afternoons have been warming up it just feels good. These cool mornings and cool evenings are great, fall is in the air. One more day in September and we will start a new month, before you know it Christmas will be here. Time always flies seems like this time of year, I hope fall stays a while so we can enjoy this weather. In years past we sometimes didn't really get to enjoy the fall because it jumped right into freezing winter weather.

Well I think I am finally feeling better as far as the viral infection goes, hopefully it is out of my system now. After the fever, sore throat, and no voice for a week then it seem to have settled in my neck, shoulders and back, I think a week of that was actually worse than the first week. With antibiotic, heat & alot of do nothing I think I'm better. Now its just back to the usual bone pain & Neuropathy which is getting alot worse. I have had issues with the Neuropathy but with time it is getting more severe, my feet stay tingly all the time now and it seems to be traveling up my legs as well. I take one medication for this but it is not really doing the trick, Little Rock has said that they could prescribe another drug as well but that my oncology clinic could do this as well. So I am here today we will see if that happens if not I will have to call Little Rock back. It is just a terrible feeling when you can't really feel your feet, it's the same feeling when your feet go to sleep and they are waking up, but then they just stay that way all the time. I finally was able to keep my dentist appointment for my crown, came into HOG to get my shot on Monday to boost my counts and back on Tuesday for bloodwork, to see if it did the trick, and it did. So it was on to the dentist for the crown. It's been a long time in the planning for this crown, glad to finally get it done. So with treatment today I have been to HOG three times this week. Next week will be about the same type of week, I have needed to have some things done for Little Rock since April and its just now going to come about. My thyroid doctor in LR ordered Thyrogen injections two days in a row and then blood work a few days later, this medication has been on back order since April and just now has came in. There evidently was a shortage in Arkansas even at UAMS in LR, this is to check to make sure there's no cancer left in the thyroid area. Its been a year since I had my radiation for thyroid cancer.

Everyone enjoy this weather and have a great week-end, whether you take in BBB or stay away.

Friday, September 9, 2011

How Things Can Change

Since just a few days ago things have really changed alot, when I woke up on Tuesday morning (the day of my last post) my throat was a little sore but that can happen overnight so didn't worry. As the day went on it pretty much passed, I felt ok, Clay has had the crud or whatever since last Friday, he ended coming home from work around 10 that day (Tues) because he felt so bad. He slept alot that day, went to work the next day as well as Thursday & today, he just can't knock it. He decided to run to the dr at noon, got a shot, antibiotic & something for his cough. Now mine seems to be a little different than his, Tuesday night mine started in, so I guess that sore throat was telling me something after all. I started feeling bad and chilling, had 101 temp, after laying around awhile & after taking Tylenol my temp went up to 103. On Wednesday I decided I might should call Highland to see what they would have me do, they wanted me to come in to see an APN, my mother in law took me in since I felt so bad, they did a throat culture thinking it could be strep. Well it wasn't strep, it is a viral infection so great that means no antibiotic will help, so it will just have to run its course. It just really wipes you out, light headed, achy, very sore throat, voice gone & just over all beat. So this probably changes the plans for next week as far as getting my crown done. If I'm still not up to par the dentist won't want to work on me and you can understand that, since this viral thing has been contagious, no one else wants it. That means I will have to reschedule my appointment yet again and that means I will have to change my shot on Monday & bloodwork on Tuesday till the week that I do get back into the dentist. It is all a domino effect, one thing depends on the other. It is always so interesting, something is always going on to keep my life exciting. I am hoping at this point this infection runs its course soon and gets out of my system, Clay and I both have just been dragging around and its not fun. Being lazy is one thing but having to be lazy because you don't feel good is a different story, it gets old. At least I can stay home, he has to go to work not feeling good cause it just drags on, one day you think you might be feeling better & the next day you are worse. So this is my life and how it has played out in just a few days time, you never know how things can change.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Cooler Days

I'm sure everyone is enjoying these cooler temperatures the last couple of days, I also hope you all had a nice 3 day weekend and did something fun over Labor Day. Ours wasn't real productive but it was very nice especially since we weren't having those 100+ temps. Jeremy, Kara & I took Jonah to the County Fair last Thursday night to see the animals, he wasn't too impressed with any of it but the rabbits. I think he liked the rabbits because he could get down on their level and actually touch them, he did also like some of the chickens. I think he felt a little safe because they were in their cages. We did not do the carnival scene, but after we ate we went into the livestock auction to see some of the 4-Hers sell their animals. We decided it was time to have as Jonah calls it "a snack" so Kara & I headed out with Jonah to get a snack. We mentioned a few things to him and of course he would just agree to anything that sounded good, or maybe he would take one of each. Well we decided on cotton candy & ice cream. You will have to remember that last week it was still very hot, we were smart enough to have them put it in a cup not a cone. Jeremy probably wasn't very happy with Mimi getting him sugared up before bedtime but I think he did OK that night after all. We had a fun time, he enjoyed riding the tractors & mowers most of all I think, just like every other little boy.

I have been doing pretty good these last couple of weeks, having alot of bone pain, leg pains & back pain but I think that is just part of this Multiple Myeloma business, I don't think it ever goes away. I will go in for treatment on Thursday as usual, then next Monday I will go in for a Neupogen shot to boost my WBC so I can have a crown put on one of my molars. We have rescheduled this appointment I think 4 times now due to my counts, there is a #inside the WBC that has to be at a certain level before you can have a big procedure done and mine is just not where it should be. When I was in Little Rock, August 10th Dr. Barlogie told me that I could have Highland to give me this shot to see if it will boost it up to where it needs to be, I will go back in again Tuesday morning to do blood work to see if it raised it up enough, it so on to my 10 dentist appointment if not reschedule one more time.

Everyone have a good week, tomorrow is already hump day. Take time to enjoy this beautiful weather.