So for all of you long time followers you might know that my boyfriend is undergoing treatment for colon cancer. We had a long hard weekend. He started having a fever on Wednesday night and it turned into being admitted to the hospital all the way until Sunday. Somehow he has pneumonia. Its under control now, but it was a scary few days.
I usually keep my blog a very happy place, skipping over most unpleasantness, but I met a woman this weekend leaving the hospital one night. She was leaving a cancer support group and we got to talking. Everything Dave has been going through other people have gone through or are currently going through, so I think its just good to talk about it.
His journey since December has not been an easy one. Nothing has gone smoothly. Chemo side affects have been exponentially worse that predicted resulting in ER visits. His body doesn't react to things the way the doctors are predicting. For example, we found out this weekend that he is allergic to benedryl. WHO IS ALLERGIC TO BENEDRYL?! That's what doctors give you to help you when you are allergic to something else.
We have learned to be very vocal. We have to tell the doctor what we want. We had to tell them, "Change his anti-nausea medication, it isn't working," because they didn't adapt quick enough. Don't get me wrong, Dave has amazing doctors, but he really has been reacting to everything very differently than expected.
My dad keeps telling us that it is called "practicing medicine" for a reason. There's going to be trial and error, but we need to be very vocal when telling them something doesn't work.
I'm so tired lately and my headaches are coming at me full force.
I did get a ton of crocheting done this weekend due to the long hospital hours. Here's a sneak peek.
Its a little blurry, but it shows some of the new colors.
I'm going to try and go to bed early tonight.