Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Highs and Lows

Apache Junction, AZ  High 73  Low 39

We (or I should say I) had a really wonderful Thanksgiving at Rod’s house. The food was fabulous but Jim couldn’t eat and he slept the whole time we were there. He’s just not hungry and if he doesn’t eat that really messes up his blood sugars. So it’s been interesting trying to get him to eat.

Monday I took him to get his cancer scan done. Tuesday we saw the cancer doctor and came out of his office on a big HIGH. Don’t have to see him again for six months and that is always such a relief.

We also saw the lung doctor on Tuesday and his breathing is okay but she wants him to do some pulmonary rehab as soon as he’s able.

Then today was our visit with the surgeon - LOW. Jim is still in a lot of pain and his incision is draining constantly. After checking him out the surgeon made arrangements for Jim to be admitted to the hospital in the morning for surgery. He explained that a lymph node is leaking and it needs to be repaired surgically. He should only be in overnight and he will come home with a drain like he had last July.

We’re hoping that he will only need the drain for a couple of weeks and then he’ll start feeling better and be able to enjoy Christmas.

25 comments:

  1. Fabulous news about the cancer doctor.

    Prayers for Jim and the surgeons. Praying this will be the last surgery for Jim, for complete healing and for patience for you both. Love to two!

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  2. give Jim our best (and you too!), sorry to hear that he has to go back to the hospital

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  3. Ok... more good thoughts coming your way for Jim's procedure and quick recovery! Hugs to you both!

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  4. I like how you keep a record of Jim's health issues.
    I am so glad about the news from the Cancer doctor.
    I hope and pray that every thing goes well with the surgery and the draining.
    I understand how important it is to eat when we have blood sugar issues. I hope that you are successful in helping him eat right and enough as he has the procedure to deal with and he will need to be as strong as possible.

    Also please take care for yourself. The care giver can get worked up just as much and sometimes just the nature of procedure can take a lot out of the family members as much as the patient himself. Lots of Hugs

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  5. Prayers for you guys! Love you!

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  6. Both of you are definitely in our thoughts and prayers. I'm hoping JIm will feel better once this is taken care of and on the mend fast. You also need to take care of yourself too. Keep us posted!

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  7. Good news from the Cancer Doctor. Praying for Jim as he has the surgery tomorrow. Joe's incision started draining soon after he came home from the hospital. I've been changing his dressings twice a day and he's been seeing the surgeon once a week. He's off the antibiotics now and its looking better. I agree. You take care of you too. ((((((((Hugs)))))) from us.

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  8. Hope Jim can get to feeling better soon and take care of yourself.

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  9. Oh no. Good luck Jim. Sure wish I didn't have to say that again.

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  10. Oh no. Good luck Jim. Sure wish I didn't have to say that again.

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  11. please let Jim know we will be thinking of him. Hope this takes care of his pain. we are thinking of you too Sandie. We love you both.

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  12. Hope Jim gets to feeling better and you keep your spirits up.

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  13. glad he did at least get some good results and with this little surgery he will really start to feel much better.

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  14. Will keep you both in my thoughts and prayers tomorrow.

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  15. Well, foo. I hope Jim's repair goes well and that he's home quickly. It's just the pits dealing with all the medical.

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  16. Bad but good, he'll get fixed up..... Prayers for his surgery...

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  17. At least you know what's wrong and it can be fixed. Hoping for a successful surgery and Jim starts to feel better and gets his appetite back.

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  18. Hang in there Jim and as stated above - take care of yourself Sandie. There's enough going on during the Holidays without being sick!

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  19. Great new from the cancer doctor. Hope sll goes well and you can enjoy the Christmas season without getting sick.

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  20. Sorry to hear you are having to deal with all of this but great news from the cancer MD. Hope that all is uphill from here.

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  21. The high was good but and I hope the low's soon get better.

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  22. Sounds like something that a simple surgery will fix. Hope he is on the mend for Christmas.

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  23. Why is it one bad news seems to offset all the good news? At least they say Jim is repairable but what a hassle. Time for all good news at your house.

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  24. Hope you see more good news after the next surgery. You are both in our prayers.

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  25. Sorry that we are way behind reading blogs and just reading this. Will catch up hoping all is well.

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