Friday, February 27, 2015

Februarry 24, 2015

It's been a long, long time since I've updated my blog.  I honestly don't know where the time goes, except I sleep a lot.

My treatment (chemo and radiation both) didn't seem so bad at the time.  It caught up with me later - along with the overmedication they had me on.  There were times I didn't even know where I was.

They stopped the chemo a little early because they felt I wasn't strong enough.  They do know the cancer shrunk (quite a bit), but my appointment next month will tell us more.

I was taking physical therapy and doing great.  Then my right leg kind of "blew up|" on me. I had a cyst behind my knee, which evidently drained down into my calf.  It become very painful and red. I couldn't walk with it.

I've been sent for an ultra sound, a CScan, and an XRay.  They were worried about blood clots.  One report did show partial blockage of some arteries.  I hope we learn more next month.

In the meantime, I am lazy, lounging in bed knitting, and taking plenty of naps. 

Life here in the Heritage Park Care Center is not what I expected.  It's a big place, with lots of patients and a large staff.  The therapy "gym" is large and fully equipped. There is  even a swimming pool. 

I have drawn one antelope since I've been here, but haven't photographed it yet.

More later, I promise!



Anonymous said...

So wonderful to hear from you. Thank you. Sent you a card in the mail. Hope you get it. Love & hugs.

Sally said...

Doing the happy dance 'cause you posted! So glad to read your update! I miss you!

Judi said...

Great to see that you have written a post. Sorry to hear about the leg, though.
Come back to your blog whenever you can! Your fans are still here.

Charmian said...

Good to hear from you, Duene!

MOM/Gina said...

What a nice surprise to see your post. Keep it up lady. I hope your dr app is early next month...and we have good news.

Betty C said...

Great to "hear" from you!! Hope you get to feeling better and better. I sure miss you posts to your blog. :)

Kathy said...

Glad to hear the treatments were effective and you are doing better. I have been thinking about you lately and hoped things were going well. It probably feels good to draw again. Will continue to keep you in prayers. Stay warm. Mesquite cool. Lots of rain last couple days. Pinedale, mild winter, but it's not over yet, right?

Arlinda said...

So great to hear from you, Duene. Knitting sounds like a good idea. Glad you are doing better.
Love to you and your family from Arlinda and Ken

MOM/Gina said...

RIP my you.

Sally said...

As Gina said, rest in peace, my friend