Thursday, September 23, 2010

Treatment

Sorry I haven't updated my blog this week has been a busy one and I'm a little overwhelmed.  We have decided to do the IL-2 treatment and if all goes as planned, I'll begin on Monday.  I have some pre-tests and then I'll be in the ICU so it just depends on if there is a bed available.  Today I went down to Tucson for a Pulminary Function Test, passed that.  A big THANK YOU to CB for driving with me.  Tomorrow I will be back in Tucson for a Nucleaur Exercise Test and a Port Placement. An early THANK YOU to Claudia for coming with me for this trip and driving me home.  Tomorrow won't be as easy as today.  The port is an outpatient surgery and I'll be a little sore and out of it for the ride home.  Also, I can't eat after midnight tonight until the port is in place which won't be until about 1 or 2 in the afternoon.  Watch out, I'm going to be cranky.

Info about the stress test: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007201.htm

Info about the Port: http://www.uwhealth.org/healthfacts/B_EXTRANET_HEALTH_INFORMATION-FlexMember-Show_Public_HFFY_1116944249855.html

Also, Todd and I spent 3 hours in the ER Wednesday night (everything is fine).  I was having leg pain in my left calf all day Wednesday and I talked to my docs.  They told me that the blood work that I had done on Tuesday resulted that the blood thinner I was on, warfarin, was not doing anything - meaning my blood levels were just like I wasn't taking medicine.  So, they thought I may have a blood clot in my leg and sent me to the ER for an ultrasound.  3 hours later find out no blood clot, but that I have injured muscles and tendons in the calf of my leg.  Thank goodness no blood clot and that the pain in my leg was explained.  I just need to rest it as much as I can and it should heal itself.

I am so tired right now, I'm going to bed.  I'll need to get up at 4am AZ to leave at 4:30am to be in Tucson by 7:15 to begin my day of lab work, stress test and port placement.

I'll update soon.

3 comments:

CB said...

So glad I could join you on the drive to Tucson. We are here to support you any way we can through this journey! :)

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