It has been a very rough few weeks for not just me but also for my family as we have waited in limbo for some kind of answer as to what these lumps on my skull are. But first I just wanted to thank all of you for your love and support, especially Mary and Indigo. I know I haven't been around as much lately, but I do read and treasure each email and comment. It has been these small tokens that has kept my spirits up. Thank you!
I am still lingering, trying to find my way through the dark, but we have found out a few answers regarding some of the other issues that have been affecting my body. Chemo saved my life without question and for that I am grateful beyond words, but it has also reeked havoc on the rest of my body, my rheumatoid arthritis being one of them.
As for the problems in my back, I have some really bad nerve damage , especially in the lower back from the chemo. It is not a surprise, I had just hoped to avoid it, lol. the other issues are my lungs, and since I am on an immune suppressant there is some real concern about how compromised they are. So I will see a specialist at the end of the month to evaluate what to do about them. My bones are a bit brittle due to the calcium overload and I am still fighting an Vitamin D and Iron deficiency. I am also seeing a neurologist and he is wonderful. He wants to try and avoid surgery on my back and that means no new meds, but just more of the ones I am on. But if it will keep me away from another surgery, you can count me in!
As for my skull? Well we are still in limbo. They cannot determine what they are. Some say it is nothing, just leave them alone, others say to just keep an eye on them and then finally another has said to do a biopsy. Which I think is the wisest thing to do. So I see my oncologist on Wednesday to get this thing lined up. I will be sure to let everyone know when and where, but I am sure it will be no big deal. In the mean while, just keep me and my family, especially the boys in your prayers? Love to all.