Had a little setback two weeks ago. ¬†Jim wasn't feeling well & the PA had his chest x-rayed. ¬†They found the start of pneumonia so his chemo got pushed back a week. ¬†Had chemo last Thursday & had a new, weird & disconcerting side effect. ¬†After Jim woke up from napping during his 2nd drug, he said 1/2 the vision in his right eye was "blank". ¬†The nurse thought it was odd & said to let the staff know if it happened again. ¬†Long story shortened, it continued to happen off & on Thursday and Friday, always a different spot & eye. ¬†Called his oncologist & he said to get Jim to an ophthalmologist or the ER on Friday. ¬†We were able to get an "emergency" appointment with an ophthalmologist and thankfully his eyes are structurally sound. ¬†The Dr.thinks it may be a neurological issue caused by his chemo. ¬†One more thing to discuss with the oncologist when he goes back the first week of December. ¬†That day will be long but important. ¬†Jim will have a PET OR CT scan (whichever the insurance will allow) to check on the progress of his chemo. ¬†Pray the tumors are shrinking!
On a lighter note...Jim the skeptic actually agreed to give acupuncture a try! ¬†His fatigue seemed a little better for a short while until his big badass chemo drug he gets over 46 hours kicked in. ¬†He's agreed to continue with the acupuncture with each chemo treatment. ¬†Hopefully he will see more benefit as time goes on. ¬†The nice thing is MD Anderson offers the acupuncture for free!
We just want to say again how grateful we are for the love & support that have been shown to us.
Love & blessings
Jim & Sheri