A Month's Worth...
of medical appointments in one week!
As my mother's care provider, I am responsible for taking her to the doctor -- and she goes to the doctor for EVERY - LITTLE - THING! She's been complaining that her ears are plugged and she "can't hear a thing". Although, I know for a fact that she's hearing normally because I've "caught" her. She decided she needed to go the ENT specialist to have her ears cleaned. To make this long story shorter, the ENT did a hearing test (it was normal); he ordered a CT scan and a balance test both scheduled for this week.
Last week, during our first snow storm of the season, I had to take mom to have a bone marrow biopsy. The cancer center is in a city that normally takes an hour and half to drive to. There were no snowplows out that day, it was very windy and the snow was blowing and drifting. The drive was sooo loooong and took twice as long to get there. Coming home was even worse!
Had the follow up appointment with the oncologist yesterday. My mom has a type of lymphoma that is progressing and now requires treatment. Now we have the preliminary appointments for labs and x-rays this week as well. Why couldn't they schedule these appointments for the same day?
She starts the treatment next week and since there are side effects with the drugs, I will have to drive her and pick her up. The oncologist said this isn't chemo, but when you hear the serious side effects, it's as potent as chemo.
A New Start
On a brighter note, I started on my second ornament! I've completed my piece for the Winter exchange I'm in, but I can't show you that yet.
For now, I'll leave you in suspense as to which ornament I've started. I'm hoping to show more progress next week.
Winter weather has arrived here in North Central Illinois and I'm wishing we'd get the spring-like weather back!
Until next time...