Monday, October 07, 2019

Life missed...

How cold
not the weather
but the soul
When the heart
doesn't breathe
When the eyes
don't feel.

Sunday, October 06, 2019

Better news...

My sister had an echo cardiogram on the 16th and a 
chemical stress test on the 20th of September.

No other doctor appointment was scheduled until Dec. 10.
That was entirely too long to wait for someone to
evaluate the test results and for her to not be taking
any kind of anti-cancer meds.

Why is it up to the patient/family to demand attention?

We went to her oncologist's office on the 20th to calmly
request that someone do something soon. Her doctor was
out of the country then, so she was given an appointment
for Oct.1, the day after her return. Fine.

Not surprisingly, the oncologist agreed with me about the
unacceptable delay. She reviewed the test results and we
were pleased to hear that my sister's heart function had
improved nicely and the stress test results were very good. 
The doctor determined Carol was strong enough to resume
her treatment of Herceptin and Tykerb. Immediately. 

The doctor's office then called the oncology cardiologist
office and got Carol an appointment for the next day.
He agreed with everything we were told by the oncologist.
He prescribed her carvedilol to support heart strength.

She started taking her Tykerb that day and is scheduled
for a Herceptin treatment this coming Tuesday.

The journey continues.