Thursday, July 29, 2010

keep on swimming...

I was admitted to he hospital from Sunday July 18 to Wednesday July 21.

It actually started the Friday (Jul 16) before. I was having trouble breathing. More than usual. My hubby wanted to take me to the emergency room already but I didn't want to go to the hospital in Orlando. I was ok as long as I didn't move. I got out of breath really fast. As in 5 minutes of walking would get me panting. When just that Monday I had walked at least an hour before I got out of breath.

We arrived home from Florida Saturday evening. I called my doctor Sunday after church and told her I had this trouble breathing. So she had me go to the ER.

They started me on antibiotics. They suspected pneumonia. After a couple of days and numerous tests, it actually wasn't pneumonia. They said that the cancer had spread all over the right lung only the left lung is functioning. So they took me off the antibiotic. My doctor has me on iron and folic acid supplements. She wants me back on chemo...

They say the reason why I've lost my voice is because something (probably tumors) is pressing on nerves that control the vocal chords. These nerves start at the lungs.

Since then, I've been working from home to minimize physical activity. My 2 moms are here to help take care of both me and Burke. It's all working out.

I've also had to start on pain medication. Percocet 3x a day. I can't avoid it anymore.

I told my cousin all this over the phone and she asked me how I felt about it... It is what it is. I'm still alive so I still have hope. I'm not going to live my life in fear and depression. I have too much to live for. So I live (quite happily, I might add).

9 comments:

Dean said...

Sending prayers, X, please take care of yourself. I hope you can start chemo soon and get back on track.

Dean

Winsome said...

Good for you! You are in my prayers!

Winsome said...

I mean good attitude you are in my prayers!

Winsome said...

I mean good attitude you are in my prayers!

Dean said...

Just saw this piece on epigenetic treatment of lung cancer:
http://tinyurl.com/2ejc45m

It's at Johns Hopkins! Might be something to look into.

Anonymous said...

This post brought tears to my eyes.
Good luck and I hope you come through beautifully with a long life ahead of you

Susan said...

I just read your life story. I can't imagine having to go through all you've been through. I know God is with you and the best thing you've done is committ your live to Him. He loves you so much and weeps at your suffering. I know for I too suffer...in a different way. Your life is a testimony of God's grace in the midst of suffering. God bless you my friend, until then...

LordLuvU said...

I hope you're feeling better! Will pray for you!

Anonymous said...

hi, from south africa. you are in my prayers. I do hope that you don't mind reading your blog. But you are so inspiring and positive.Thinking of you and wishes you well.