nyka69 Posted September 5, 2007 Share Posted September 5, 2007 THE GOOD: On 8/25 my cousin hosts a surprise birthday get-together for my honey. He thought it was my cousin's birthday. When we walked in and everyone yelled SURPRISE, he was so confused! My cousin shouted "my birthday is in NOVEMBER, sucka!" Very funny! THE BAD: My husband seemed to be having a good time out in the yard with everyone. But I found him in the house sleeping in a dining room chair. When I bent down to kiss him he was burning up. Time to go home. THE GOOD: On 8/28 hubby gets his chemo. Fever is gone and counts are ok. THE BAD: Later that afternoon he is obviously in distress. He has shortness of breath and confesses he has chest pain. We call the onc and he says go to the ER. THE GOOD: Echo reveals no pericardial fluid. That's what concerned the onc. THE BAD: Hubby insists on leaving without further testing because he "doesn't want to die in the hospital." THE GOOD: Hubby is feeling horribly, with a fever I can't control, a horrible cough, SOB, and extreme fatigue. But I get to be home with him. THE BAD: I get to be home with him because my employer announced the company is going out of businees. Good-bye job and medical benefits for us both. THE GOOD: When we see the covering onc on 9/4 the fever is finally gone (although SOB and cough remain). Counts are good. Onc discovers hubby has thrush and suspects the fungus spread to the lungs. He gets his treatment and a script for an antifungal. Our lack of insurance goes undetected. All of these ups and downs have really worn us out. There's been so much bad news lately, but I keep looking for the positives. Sometimes they're hard to find. We're on day two with no fever, so that's what I'm celebrating today. I'll worry about tomorrow when it comes. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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