Quick Medical Update

At Touro with my trusty iPad, waiting for the procedure.

For friends and family, here is a medical update from this week.  I had a CAT scan on Wednesday with the intent of seeing how much my cancer had spread since the February scan.  The results would form the basis for considering next treatment steps.

For the past couple of weeks I felt particularly dizzy and short of breath when first standing up from a seated position.  Yesterday I had a particular bad experience with stomach issues.  While I was reasonably content to wait until my next scheduled oncology appointment on August 23rd, Emma sensed things were not going well and called his office today.

In a brief conversation and follow-up call we learned the CAT scan showed very limited cancer growth over the past six months – good news – but, I had fluid in my lungs that caused the problems noted above – also good news in terms of finding the problem.  A host of possible reasons from my heart attack, current meds, and cancer could be the reason for the fluid.

So by 2:00 pm we headed down to Touro to have the fluid drained – a remarkably simple procedure.  By 4:00 pm, we were back home, thanks to the skilled and efficient team at Touro Infirmary.

This evening my shortness of breath and dizziness is completely resolved, and I have less stomach pressure and bloating.

All in all, a very good report.

Life is good.  I am blessed.

14 thoughts on “Quick Medical Update

  1. Yes, your life is blessed, but you also bless all our lives with your standard-bearer insights, humbleness, acceptance, and gratitude. Wheeeeee, blessings all around for everyone!

  2. Yes, your life indeed is blessed, but all of our lives are also blessed by your standard-bearer acceptance, insights, humbleness, and gratitude. Blessings just leap in the air and click their heels!

    Ditch the hairnet.

  3. Great to hear! I have a sister going through cancer treatments right now and I’m going to send her a link to your blog. You’re positivity during this is so inspiring. Thank you for sharing your journey with us ❤

  4. Good job on Emma’s part! We are headed to North Carolina for two weeks. Let’s take a boat ride when we return.

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