Thursday, October 19, 2017

Three months later...

So, we have one radiation treatment left, tommorrow at 3:20 in the afternoon. Hopefully it will go more smoothly than this past afternoon, Notbillybob fell flat on his face in the parking lot at the Anschutz. He's just dizzy as hell. His stupid sphenoid bone has a huge tumor in it. Making him dizzy.
What the hell is a sphenoid bone you ask? Bueller, Bueller? Anyone??


 It's located behind both eyes in the skull, right in the middle, ending up as the temple bone on either side.

 The goal of this radiation is to shrink the tumor in this bone, which is pressing on his inner ear, optic nerve, and corotid artery. 


It is highly destructive and aggressive, and is causing all kinds of havoc. Sunday the 22nd of October is the last Chemotherapy drug for this cycle, so it  will be a good week to rest, eat out, live it up! If the tumor doesn't respond
like the doc wants, the radiation will be repeated. There really are good days and bad days. It's really weird the way that goes. Some days he can't get out of bed, other days he will be deep cleaning and cooking till 4 or 5 in the morning. It's 11:41 pm and he's in there making pot roast, home baked dinner rolls, pan gravy... mmmmm. 

 It doesn't seem like 3 months ago that Notbillybob and his Princepessa were in this produce department when they got a phone call
from the PCP and heard the worst news, the arm is broken, it's a pathologic fracture,  a large lytic lesion, meaning  multiple myeloma  for certain. But 3 months have passed, halloween is here, then Thanksgiving.

                   Left Humerus

Three months later, arm fixed, finally on Chemo to fight this hellacious thing, feeling pretty thankful.


We got a really good doctor to replace the fired one. The new doc listens, is courteous, and we have trust right out of the gate. We met him in the hospital when we were in there in September. He made a bedside
visit,... never had one before. Pretty cool, though.