Thursday, July 16, 2015

We went to Seattle on Tuesday for Harv's check-up and some blood work. We thought we would also be picking up the next round of the oral chemo that he's been taking.

Over the past few months, he's been a good bit more fatigued (sometimes has three or four hour naps in the afternoon) and his appetite hasn't been as good. He's fairly winded when walking up the stairs -- and sometimes just winded from walking at all. He walks pretty slowly.

The nurse practitioner that saw him recommended that he take a steroid and see a physical therapist to help him increase endurance and strength/ muscle tone. All of his blood work didn't come back but his WBC was low and his liver enzymes were up. So, they recommended we hold off a week on the chemo and go back down next Wednesday or Thursday for more blood work and hopefully start the chemo then.

Harv feels pretty good about that 'cause he thinks it'll make him feel better. I was bummed 'cause even though, after 3 1/2 years of treatment and 3 1/2 years of knowing that plans can change, I wanted to continue with the plan. ("Don't mess with my plans!") 

I think it's possible that the steroid has made a difference already... even though he napped for a while yesterday. He took a pretty good walk...and seemed to have a little bit more energy. Hopefully, after a couple more days of the steroid, he'll feel even better.

Today, I'm headed to New York to see my brother and his family and to see my nieces in the play that they'll be performing in at the Edinburg Festival Fringe in August. Emily wrote the play and she and Lisa are both in it... It's very exciting! And, Clif will be there, too. First time I've seen them all since May.

Prayers always appreciated. We love you.


1 comment:

Sarah James said...

Prayers for you guys !