Remembering Dave Posted May 9, 2005 Share Posted May 9, 2005 Ok,Ok.....Good news and bad news here at "C"acres. Yes, last week was very rough on all involved here, emotionally and maybe even causing a little physical turn for the worse on my part culminating with a lovely Friday night date with Karen to our local ER. Donâ€™t worry, there was no target practice taken at anything except that dern tree stuck in the river and the Kitty (JUST KIDDING). We pretty much had a good old-fashioned clearing of the air with everybody involved, long overdue. I think it did clear the air and brought everybody back onto the same page with the same objectives and goals. Yes, some feelings did get hurt among the masses at the table but communication around here has dramatically improved. Now all you guys out there, here are some tips on how to show your lady a good time on a Friday night. Now this takes some planning and some good old bad luck. All joking aside this is what happened. I had been feeling run down all week progressively getting weaker and more tired and started getting all over body pain. I did have an appt. at my Onc.s office on Wed. and met with the N.P. who is also very good. I was supposed to get Chemo but I decided to skip it so I could build up some energy for our trip to Myrtle Beach. We went over all my medications and dosages, and adjusted a few and got a few new ones (oh joy) . Thursday and Friday I started feeling worse and worse. I laid down on Friday at 2:30 and slept to about 7:00 when Karen got home. Now, when I laid down I was sweatting my A$$ of so I turned on the A/C. When Karen got home I so cold I was shivering she said ( the outside temp was only 50 degrees). I had a little bit of phlegm but I could not get a deep enough breath to cough it out. When I would try and get a good deep breath I would get excruciating pain in my left shoulder blade and in my chest. We took my temp. and it came in at 101.8!!!! Now listen close guys, here is my advice on showing your sweetie a good time. Go to the Emergency room. They have great vending machines and it is a nice quite place to hang out and talk and try and guess how sick all the other people there are. Actually we only had to wait about 30 minutes before we got called back. The Nurse was fabulous and we liked the Doc we had. I had a chest x-ray and then they sent me back for a CT scan due to they saw something on the scan they said could be pneumonia or might be a blood clot. Turned out it was pneumonia. Only time in my life I was thankful to have Pneumonia. They gave me two different super kinds of antibiotics through the huge bag of IV of fluids they were giving me. Karen and I had another lovely date at the ER lasting from approx. 7:30 pm until they cut me loose at 4:00 am.I have orders to get in touch with my Onc. on Monday to see about maybe getting a blood transfusio due to my counts. We did not even have to go to the after-hours clubs to keep getting those fluids. I woke Saturday and felt 1,000 % better ( the day we were supposed to leave for Myrtle Beach) . Today we went to Williamsburg and met up with all of Karenâ€™s family for Mommy's Day at one of the best seafood restaurants I have ever been to. I loooooooooove seafood and know a good shrump when I see it! I would say am doing better. I felt better physically than Saturday but was a little less OK mentally. Karen and I snapped at each other a little. Please keep us all in your thoughts and prayers. I know I hardly ever post butt this Topotecan, my current chemo cocktail of choice is kicking my big old flat fanny. I do get on every day and read all of your triumphs and sorrowâ€™s. You are all in my prayers everyday. David C Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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