Patti B Posted April 15, 2008 Share Posted April 15, 2008 I AM STABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yipee!!! The doctor feels that my increased shortness of breath IS from the Alimta. He wanted to know if I thought I needed a break from the chemo - I told him absolutely NOT - I would need to be coming in here on my hands and knees before I let the cancer get another foothold. He told me he has absolutely no clue about the pain I have been having in my lung area. This has gotten a lot worse latey. But he said it is NOT progression so it must be either muscular or a weird side effect from Alimta. Of course then he goes on and on about what am I doing physically. I told him I have been doing yard work (which I absolutely LOVE) but that I do listen to my body and take long breaks. He wanted to know if I thought I should stop doing all things I do. I told him if I can't go watch my kid at sporting events, can't putz in my yard, and do all the other things I ENJOY doing, whats the purpose?? Whether its cancer that does me in, or whether I die in my sleep at the age of 90, I want to enjoy myself. Each day is a day that we can never get back. So he just said to pace myself a lot more and if I decide I need a break, to let him know. Thank you all for your prayers and support. I was really scared with this SOB - its frightening when you can't catch your breath and I truly thought it was from progression. So, I will be doing the happy dance tonight!!! You guys are the best!! Want would I do without you all!! Hugs - Patti B. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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