checkup & referral

Mom had her checkup yesterday.  Dr. Brigdon is away, but she saw someone else.  M&F commented that he smiles more.  I guess that’s a good thing.  He referred Mom to a cannabis clinic, as did Dr. Brigdon, to stimulate her appetite.  Her consultation with this clinic is June 30, 2018, at 10:00am.  Mom was pretty resolute in not being interested in cannabis because of the high would give, but her doctor explained that the clinic can set her up with treatments with a useful balance of THC (the high ingredient) and CBD (the counter to THC) so as to help her appetite, a side-effect of cannabis, but without making her high.

biopsy & test scheduled

Mom now has a biopsy scheduled for Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at 7:45am.  It should be a 20-minute procedure with a 3 or 4 hour rest in hospital.  There is a 3~5% chance as stated by Dr. Brigdon, or 15% chance as stated by Dr. Oviatt, of having a collapsed lung, in which case Mom would spend overnight in hospital.  I’ll keep everyone posted.