Thursday, November 29, 2018

Looks like I missed November...

Here, not in real life.

Carol spent several days in the hospital with cellulitis.
No idea where it came from, just another issue to keep
an eye out for due to a compromised immune system.
Add it to the list.

She may have to have surgery on her lower eye lids.
They've curled down some and that lets her eyes get
too dry which, over time, can cause damage to the corneas.
She's using special drops but a surgeon will make a
recommendation after a consultation after xmas. 
Supposedly, this is not a side-effect of the chemo.

We're trying to get co-pay assistance from the
manufacturer of her chemo drug. She received a grant last
year that covered it but it ran out this month. The paperwork
and red tape seem to take forever. The co-pay is over
$1000 per month. We should hear if her application has
been accepted by the end of the week. Fingers crossed. 
She will always need chemo to keep the cancer from spreading. 

I try to read a lot to keep my brain busy. 
It works most of the time.

Thanksgiving was nice.


Doom said...

Good to hear the updates. There are always going to be difficulties, just keep at it. I wonder how you all are doing from time to time. Good to hear, even if struggling. I'll have to look up... cellucitus or such. So much I don't know, if too much I do. Be well.

Jean said...

Sometimes the difficulties start to wear me down but quitting is not an option.
Cellulitis is a type of infection. She got two strong antibiotics by IV, followed at home with two more oral for another week.

Hope you're feeling better, Doom, and getting sleep and meds back on track.

Jean said...

However, I need to remind myself that she is the one with cancer, not me. I have no right to complain.

LL said...

Still following & thinking of you

Jean said...

Hope you are well, LL!

goatman said...

Visiting from old blog comments (2009), happy to find you here in the present.
As a cancer victim myself, I know the drill.
Just watch for happy surprises and treat yourself sometimes.

Happy Season, is my wish for you and your friend.

Doom said...

Sure you have a right to complain! You are in that together.

As to cellulitis, after looking it up, I realized I do know that, get it sometimes, when diabetes is off or just because. Nasty business. Dangerous stuff.

I'm almost back to it.

Joe said...

Hang tough. You guys are in my prayers