Sunday, October 31, 2010

You Fighting Cancer

MD Anderson

Well it's been a rough few days. I've been running a temperature of 100+ the last 3 days, but we have been able to keep the temp below 100 for the most part with Tylenol. The fatigue of fighting and infection or at least this fever has been a lot of work. I've lost all my appetite and all my energy.

I will be contacting my doctors Monday morning to see what we need to be doing next. Just a few weeks ago this got me 5 days in the hospital and no one could tell me why I had the fever. I'm not planning on that trip again...

As for MD Anderson... Well the insurance company finally gave me the "approval" to go to Houston and of course it took just long enough that MDA is no longer take any new appointments for 2010. In fact I can not even schedule an appointment for 2011 yet either.

I will have to just keep calling for any changes or updates to the current status of no new appointments. All my records have been shipped to MDA, so we should be in good shape once we get a date scheduled.

It will be interesting to see how much my CEA (tumor markers) go up this week. I have reduced the amount of Xeloda that I'm taking since I believe it plays a roll in my fever.

From Lisa's Office:

Here are a couple of web sites that have some updated news from around the world;
From Melbourne and a study on a protein that kills cancer cells - good stuff
From Vanguard News - and article about nutrition (though is says fighting cancer) and how important good nutrition is for you all the time. Not just after you have cancer. 

Till next time Please ENJOY THE DAY and You Keep Fighting Cancer!

1 comment:

  1. I'll keep my fingers crossed they can get you in soon!