bunny Posted November 28, 2005 Share Posted November 28, 2005 so suki goes back to the surgeon on Monday, where she'll have an x-ray, first. I am very curious why no PET/CT but she's happy to not have to do it, so I'm not pushing. I guess the x-ray is primarily to monitor her remaining lung. she still has not really regained her speaking voice since she was on a vent. for the pericardial window surgery. having checked everything else out, her doctors now attribute it to a shocked and confused diaphragm and weakened chest muscles. she's doing physical therapy, pulmonary therapy and will actually start voice lessons - like, singing - soon. let's all say a prayer for a sound-proof room. she told me she did 3/4 of a mile on the treadmill this morning, and she's weaning off the O2 when she's resting (obviously, uses it to exercise, etc.) she told me this morning she is starting to feel like she is "in the world" again, having some success at her business, and so on. here's her website, just for fun: http://www.sukidesigns.com/ oh, and she's been on Tarceva for 2 months now and has almost no side effects. just some dry skin. the nurses at her oncs office assured us that there is no correlation between side effects and effectiveness, so I am glad she's not suffering and I trust it's doing what it's supposed to. so that's it, that's the latest on Suki, the One-Lung Wonder. xoxo bunny Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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