Tuesday, July 17, 2012

First blip...

The second series of chemo-cocktails is going well.
It's been suspended, however, because of the staph
infection in the tissue around the port.

They administered chemo treatment #2 in chemo series #2
this past Friday and then sent her to radiology to have the
port removed from her arm. Rx antibiotics for ten days.

We went back to the cancer center yesterday so she
could get the follow-up shot that's given after every treatment
(helps keep white blood cell count where it should be).
I told the nurse the port incision was still draining bloody
pus and the area around it is flaming red and hard.

That's when we found out the lab report from the culture 
named the infection as staph. Apparently no one read the report.
So, the oncologist ordered a massive dose of antibiotics to be
administered by IV and was to be monitored for an hour.
Initial Rx (keflex) to be continued 4x day at home.

Stitches are to be removed this Friday and she has a 
follow-up visit with the oncologist next Monday. If the infection
is gone they will schedule when to put in a new port, 
wait for that to heal, and get back to more chemo.

It's been a reminder that everyone involved is human/not perfect.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Friday, July 06, 2012

I have ugly underwear...

In Florida
I didn't care.
It was easy to go bare.
In Ohio
there's something there
So now I have
ugly underwear.

(not grannies but still, ew.)


It's a challenge to live with anyone.
Shared genetics notwithstanding,
cohabiting is an even bigger challenge
when the differences are freakishly huge.
Most sayeth patience is a virtue but virtues
can be worn dangerously thin.
We know that balance requires give and take.
Something seems illogical when the give is
bigger than the take.

Step back. Breathe deep. Re-evaluate perception.


I have some photos I was planning to insert just
to break up the monotony here, but... the USB cord
is cracked. Dammit. Not available in stores. Online only.
I haven't been online for much lately so, when I get some
of that groove back, I'll order the cord and probably
discover that I don't like any of the photos. heh.

Hope everyone is well and happy.
Work hard on the happy.
And life goes on.