Monday, September 22, 2008

Liver, brain and fevers

Time to play catch-up. Much has happened since I last posted. There was more discussion between doctors concerning the liver proceedure. It was decided it may be worthwhile to go ahead with this but will probably be postponed until mid-October. My mother has a trip to the Philippines scheduled for Oct 1 - 15. There is a huge fine arts center auditorium that will be named after my parents at Faith Academy, the missionary school they taught at for many years. This is a great honor and we are thrilled that Mom will be able to attend the festivities and dedication. She is happy to be going but it's hard for her not to worry about something happening to me while she is gone.

Last week I got results of the MRI of my brain which showed quite a bit more tumor growth. The doctor wants me to have more radiation which I am reluctant to do since it really messed up my quality of life last time I had it done. On the other hand, I've not been told what will happen if I don't have it done. Brain tumors are what generally will get you in the end so I'm anxious to get more information on this. The plan was for the doctor to speak to a radiologist and get back to me on what was said. I never did hear back, so I'll have to put a call in today and start bugging someone for answers. Tomorrow I'm back on chemo.

As if this wasn't enough going on, I've been running high temps lately. Usually I wake up with a fever but it slowly goes away through the day and by evening I'm feeling pretty good. Unfortunately, this last week I woke up with a very high fever of 103.3 and were advised by our insurance nurse to get some medical help. I ended up in the emergency room at our local hospital where they drained my blood for dozens of tests, did x-rays, cultures, etc. In the end I was sent home and told to take Tylenol. Thankfully I've felt pretty good since then.


kathy said...

Thanks Yvonne, for keeping us posted. It's been good to see you from afar a couple of times on Sunday mornings recently. As always, we love and pray for you and your family. Blessings galore! -- Kathy

Anonymous said...

I have been quiet and not written since we had that great day together when you were in CA for your conference. That was such a special time for me, you have always been such an encourager. I will always treasure our friendship that started so many years ago when we were little girls, I was so proud then to call you my BEST friend, and I am still honored to have you in my life. I wish I could take the discomfort from you, I can't but I know Jesus is with you. He will sustain you by His great and gentle power, may He give you wisdom and peace. You have gently touched my life. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Love, Becky