Thursday, April 8, 2010

Moving along through April here...

STILL dealing with the diarrhea. We're fixing to go to the pharmacy with a list of all Joe's meds to see if the mix of some of them are reacting adversely. The doctors may all prescribe, but they don't always know how things mix. We KNOW that the one chemo med causes diarrhea... but we've been working to stay on top of that. Seems what has been working isn't any longer. ugh! Aside from that just being miserable for Joe, it's making it that he can't even go to work. There are 8 "heads" for over 800 people? and the area he works out of is nowhere near to a toilet. When you're getting no warning... it just hits you... you don't have time to try to go to the 4 corners to find an empty stall. This is about to kill us $-wise. We were already sinking... this is just adding to. Joe's fixing to call the oncologist's office today. We KNOW what they're going to say... "come in... get some labs..." and from there, it's going to be across the street to the hospital. We want to do what's necessary for Joe's health, but this hospital thing every month is getting OLD!

A good thing to report... Joe had surgery on his eye Tuesday. His left eye was completely cataracted... Vision is already near 100% better... a little blurry, but getting clearer daily. He'll need a little lasering to get some cataract that was on the back of the pocket, and they have plans to replace the lens in his right eye at some point soon as well (cataracts likely chemo related), then he'll be good to go vision wise. At least SOMETHING going right!

Well, can't totally complain about the chemo... #'s have been going down again... That's a wonderful thing... It's just that quality of living with chronic diarrhea isn't a good thing...

Well, that's it on the home front for now... just doing what we can and know to do to keep getting on.