Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Busy Wednesday

I thought the pain meds would help Bob deal with the pain but I went out to the Dollar Store last night to get a brownie mix and when I got home he was in the bathroom and later on the floor of the bedroom. I asked him what happened and he said the pain meds made him sick and dizzy. He lay there for an hour and a half and I kept checking in on him. Finally I had him take some Dramamine and after another hour, I was able to get him back to the bed. He is sleeping in the den on the daybed now because he sleeps with a bunch of pillows to rest the arm on and he needs more room to do that. I think he went back to the Aleve after that. The kitchen light was on at 3:00 AM and the Aleve bottle was out and a glass of water.

The cancer appears to be all through his upper body. His back is swollen and sore, his abdomen is also swollen, and the other armpit also hurts now.

I think we're in for a long spring and summer. He sees the oncologist next Wednesday. We may (or may not) know more then.

I will go to Independence this morning for my hair appointment and meet Juanita for breakfast. Bob watches his TV show between 9:00 and 10:00. It's "The Doctors". I will try to get back home before 10:00.

I want to finish dusting, bake my brownies and trim the yard. I got the mowing done yesterday and also cleaned the house and scrubbed the bathrooms. But I only got started on the dusting.

Next Tuesday, if the weather and Bob's condition permit, I will dig out around the Rose of Sharon in the front yard next to the drive. Then I will line it with stone of some sort and mulch it. It is impossible to mow around and the weeds look unsightly.


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Anonymous said...

Hi Marge, I visit your blog often, but this is the first time I have commented. I found it in a search for 'Coffeyville'one day when I was looking for CV weather. I like what you write. My husband and I do not live there now, but did in the past. I am saddened to hear about your husband's health. Let the doctor know of the pain meds reaction, they can probably get another one to try...hopefully a sample until Bob can find one that helps.

I hope you don't mind my dropping in. You have a beautiful yard.

Anonymous said...

Hi Margie, Your yard and flowers are just beautiful. I know you enjoy looking at them. I am so sorry your Bob is having such a hard time. I know it is bad for both of you right now. I am glad your son does not have to go and someone was kind enough to take his place. There are a lot of good people in this world. Just wanted to check on you. Hope Bob can find something else that does not make him sick.

Margie's Musings said...

Thanks you both for your kindness, Suzanne and Judy. I really appreciate your support.

I love to work in the yard. It is therapy for me.

pat m said...

The cancer sounds serious. Remember hospice if Bob decides not to go for treatment.

Hospice is really good when it comes to treating pain...they are the experts.

Margie's Musings said...

I know, Pat. He used to be a Hospice Chaplain. Thanks for the advice though. I appreciate all support.

Balisha said...

Hi Margie...I feel so badly for both you and Bob.I hope that he can find a pain med that won't affect him this way. Be careful to follow directions as to how to take them...(full glass of water, with food etc) My Dad got a bleeding ulcer from Aleve...Hope you can find some answers.

Margie's Musings said...

Thank you for the good advice, Balisha. We appreciate your concern.