Life is Hard Thread

Discussion in 'Dancers Anonymous' started by TinyDancer109, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. Ray Sison

    Ray Sison New Member

    Hoping only the best for you and yours, Flash...
     
  2. TinyDancer109

    TinyDancer109 Well-Known Member

    sorry to hear FD! :( i hope the short while your dad has been using te treatment has done some good for him!
     
  3. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member

    In the course of 6 weeks, Spouse went from "I'm fine" to having an internist, a urologist, a gastroeneterologist, and three, count 'em, three cardiologists. He went from being "healthy" to being anemic to having ulcers to maybe, maybe needing one stent, to suddenly, today, being scheduled for a triple bypass.

    And this is only the beginning.

    TDNWMH.
     
  4. Ray Sison

    Ray Sison New Member

    Sorry to hear that, JA!
     
  5. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    JA...hug...and a bunch of other stuff I will keep to myself until an appropriate time...but...hug
     
  6. Lioness

    Lioness Well-Known Member

    *hugs*
     
  7. Indiana_Jay

    Indiana_Jay Active Member

    Adding him to my prayer list. Let us know his first name (either here or PM) if you wish.
     
  8. Ray Sison

    Ray Sison New Member

    Thanks, again, TinyDancer, for creating this thread. Obviously, it provides an excellent support group for so many people... *hugz*
     
  9. TinyDancer109

    TinyDancer109 Well-Known Member

    so very sorry to hear j_a. please do keep us updated. *hugs*
     
  10. TinyDancer109

    TinyDancer109 Well-Known Member

    thanks Ray... i hope so.
     
  11. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member

    Neil. And thank you.
     
  12. Zhena

    Zhena Well-Known Member

    I'm thinking hopeful thoughts for all of you ...
     
  13. TinyDancer109

    TinyDancer109 Well-Known Member

    Thanks Zhena.

    Diamond's (my kitty) blood test came back today... low white blood cell count and more anemic than before. Doc says he may be feeling a small second mass but he is not sure. Ultrasound Monday to see.

    I really hope she stablizes. I adore her.
     
  14. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member

    The three bypasses became four. But there is no damage to the heart.
     
  15. Zhena

    Zhena Well-Known Member

    Hmmm ... no damage? That sounds encouraging. I hope all continues well.
     
  16. Zhena

    Zhena Well-Known Member

    Good luck.
     
  17. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member


    Wow, j_a. Not sure what to say, except that I pray all continues to go as well as possible. Hugs to you and your DH. Hang in.
     
  18. TinyDancer109

    TinyDancer109 Well-Known Member

    *hugs* j_a!! please keep us updated!
     
  19. Ray Sison

    Ray Sison New Member

    JA, that is good news...
     
  20. TinyDancer109

    TinyDancer109 Well-Known Member

    Daddy is the same. his wound is still healing, and provided it heals in time, he will begin his chemo treatment the first week of january. hes optimistic... maybe delusionally so. he's convinced he will beat this thing and go back to living his normal life. he's also convinced he knows better than the docs as far as what's good for him (nutrition, calorie intake, etc.) he is losing weight quickly and i had to practically force ice cream (his favorite food, mind you) down his throat in order to get him some calories to improve the healing, which is what the docs suggested (not the ice cream, the calories). my dad is convinced that the fact that he is thinner is healthier and that he was overweight before but now he is in on the right path. he no longer wants to eat anything with sugar (he thinks it feeds the cancer), any red meat (only wants fish) and he is obsessed with his life extension vitamins and supplements. and he listens to the life extension foundation doctors, but not his own oncologist. *sigh*

    Diamond had an ultrasound yesterday. She has more than one tumor and the cancer is all over her intestines... so surgery is not an option because it would be impossible to remove that much of her intestines. Doc also says her white blood cell count is low... which means the antibiotics are not working anymore. and we can't continue her chemo treatment until the white blood cell count is up.

    I took her to bed with me last night and cried myself to sleep. not much more i can do for her but pray she will pull through the low white blood cell count and her cancer will hold steady. and through it all she is still purring all the time...
     

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