Annette Thompson

an online web log of her health

from 4 to 3 pills

Mom decided to reduce her cancer pills from 4 per week to 3.  Why?  She’s saying that she has no energy, that she’s tired all the time.  Floyd suggested to try 3 for one week then 4 the next and back to 3, etc.  Just a quick update.  I’ll keep everyone posted.

no biopsy

Mom has decided that a biopsy is not going to happen.  The risks are too great.  There is a small chance that an infection or pneumonia would take hold, and there is no way should would survive that.  The biopsy would only tell whether another medication would be useful to her or not. But her Read more about no biopsy[…]

visit from A&C

Angela / Aizlylnn and Caleb were here visiting Mom for a few days.  Of course, Mom was pretty happy about this.  They visited, played cards, went to Tony Roma’s for ribs.  Angela & Caleb sang for her.  (Caleb says, “No YouTube!”)  During the times Mom was resting, or before she got up, I went with Read more about visit from A&C[…]

sleeping

Mom has been sleeping in the daytime much more these days than before.  “I don’t know why,” she says.  Since her fall in the tub a few months ago, she’s been tired and has taken naps more often. Today I got in at 5:30PM and found out from Floyd that she’d been asleep “for quite Read more about sleeping[…]

update, chest pain

Mom seems to do well these days.  She made gravy from Sunday’s turnkey dinner.  She’s walking back and forth more.  Unfortunately, she had chest pains this morning that lasted 45 minutes.  Level: 10.  <sigh>  Not good.  But this doesn’t happen very often.  Here are Mom & Floyd watching Jeopardy on TV.

home again

Mom is home again.  She came back yesterday afternoon.  She seems to have not been too impressed this time by the lack of, well, whatever she was expecting.  The doctor previously made it seem as though she should bet pumped up there – nutrition, hydration, rest, etc. – but this never happened.  It seems communication Read more about home again[…]