Saturday, December 21, 2019
I went to the chiropractor after I took those inflammation meds for 10 days. He popped my spine back into line. Told me to not carry wood , shovel snow , or dance the twist. Well I won't be doing any of that for awhile. :) Slowly feeling better and the pain has eased enough that one extra strength tylenol takes care of it. Thanks for all your prayers and kind wishes. You have helped us so much.
Wishing all of you a Merry Christmas. A blessed New Year of good health and happiness. XO
Thursday, December 5, 2019
Ted is driving himself to his chemo in Noblesville this week. So thankful it is closer to home. He had help early this week from his brother who took him to Carmel for his heart scan. He will be hearing the results next week when he goes back to his heart doctor. I , myself have had three chiropractor visits and one late night E.R. trip. When in E.R. I got a morphine shot and a pain pill to take home. Which proceeded to make me very sick to my stomach. After three days of no sleep, severe pain and taking tylenols and praying for help, I went to our G.P. He ordered an nsaid for inflammation and I now am feeling a bit better . I still can not walk far, lift anything ,or be more than a lump on the sofa, but I am praying I get better. Ted and I can still laugh, that helps us both. We are not ready for the land of misfits yet. LOL
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Oh my goodness, I tried my best to get Ted to reschedule his appointment. We had icy roads in our county, scary too. But south of us they had less snow and their roads were so much better.
Thank you to all , for the good wishes, thoughts and prayers. This month it has been a year since Ted 's cancer diagnosis. Almost 7 months since his bone marrow transplant. With the good doctors, nurses and everyone's kindnesses ,we have made it this far. Bless you. XO
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Ted and I went to the bone marrow clinic on Tuesday. The nurse took lots of blood for labs. One will be the "Who's who" that is to see what percentage of Ted's bone marrow is donor now. It was 100% in July, then 98 % in August, then 96% in Sept. It needs to be 100%..
Ted's hemoglobin is now 13.5 , that is the best it's been since before last November . When he was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, it was 5.5 then. His white cells are good, his platelets need to be better. But all in all , Dr. Tandra of the bone marrow clinic says Ted is coming along nicely. Getting better with his energy and breathing. He also changed Ted's meds . Lowered the steroid he is taking. It will take about a month to get it lowered and done with, so Ted can get his baby shots.
I want to thank all of you out there for the prayers and well wishes. You are helping us in so many ways. We are truly grateful. Bless you. XO
Friday, October 25, 2019
Ted is doing much better. He did receive a call from the Heart Center , that he will be getting tested to see if his heart has been scarred from the chemo. They are booked till December. But Ted sees the bone marrow drs. next week. I think they will schedule maintenance chemo again and a breathing treatment. I am so thankful to all of you who have sent us good wishes and offered prayers for us. It is working, thank so much, beautiful people.
I would like for you to pray for our neighbor please. Gary is the man that has been mowing for us, since Ted is not allowed to mow this year. Too many molds and fungi. Gary loves to cut wood and stack it for his fireplace. He was cutting wood today and tripped and broke his hip. He was taken to our local hospital, then transferred to Indianapolis , and they will do a surgery on his hip. Please pray for him, he is a good man , has been so kind to all. Thank you. XO
Saturday, October 19, 2019
We also went to see Ted's heart doctor. The one that put a stint in Ted's heart almost 20 years ago. He went over Ted's med sheet and cancer/bone marrow records. Thoroughly examined Ted and set up a Doppler of Ted's heart at the hospital two blocks away. We go get the Doppler and the nurse says it looks very good, and tells us we can leave now.
We go have some lunch then come home. Once we get home the heart dr's office calls and says we need to go back they did not do the other test the doctor wanted done. Ted tell them I'll come back tomorrow , set it up. then the heart doctor's office calls and says that another exam will be set up at a totally different Heart Center near Indianapolis, in Carmel. So we are waiting for that test to be scheduled and then we go from there. The Doppler showed that Ted's heart squeeze is back to where it was before all the chemo and that is good news. The heart doctor wants the extra tests done to see if there has been any scarring of Ted's heart muscles. Wish we could get a break from all the doctors and tests .
Thank you dear blog family and friends for all your kind words and prayers. XO
Friday, October 11, 2019
This is an up date on Ted. We left at 8 on Tuesday and got back home at 3:45 , drove directly to CVS. When we arrived at the hospital,Ted had a pulmonary test in the heart clinic part of Franciscan Hosp. , then we drove to the bone marrow corner of the hospital, Franciscan is a huge medical complex. Then Ted was checked out by the N.P. , the nurses and Dr. Akard. He had vitals taken, lab work, and then had the breathing treatment.
The doctor ordered new meds and we go back to the clinic next week. The newer meds seem to be helping Ted . He seems to have more pep. ...alertness, I guess. He has no energy to do more than walk or drive. But then what can he do till he is finished with a few more months of breathing treatments and chemo maintenance. It's exhausting, all of it. Thank you all once again for your kind prayers and words. We both appreciate you so much. XO
Friday, October 4, 2019
Tuesday Ted and I went to the bone marrow clinic in Indy, at the Franciscan hospital. Dr. Akard, did not say for sure what had happened to Ted to cause the fever. He did say he wanted Ted to got to the heart clinic, in the same building for a breathing test. Then he will be going back to the bone marrow clinic right afterwards. This will take place next Wednesday. They have a hold on the maintenance chemo for this month. In the mean time Dr. ordered an inhaler for Ted and a steroid med.
I do not see much energy in Ted. He seems to be tiring easier. He really isn't doing anything but a little walking. Ted also has an appointment with his heart doctor later this month. I pray that visit will help Ted. I think he needs to be back on some of his original heart meds.
Please keep praying for Ted. I am so grateful to all of you. XO
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Ted got to come home from the hospital Friday afternoon. He was tired. But this morning he is more like himself. A bit of energy and moving around better. Of course his med list is a bit different. So I will have to watch that I give him the newer meds also. I am so glad he is back home and no fevers. They pumped him full of antibiotics and had him on oxygen, while in the hospital. Thankfully all that, the nurses/doctors ,and all your prayers have worked for him. I am so very grateful. Thank you so much. XO
Monday, September 23, 2019
This is a bit of an up date about Ted. He is getting better, but still in the hospital. He is on oxygen for a few more days. He has not had fever for about three days now. Eating well and able to get up to go to the restroom. Still getting antibiotics in his IV. Thank you for all the kind prayers and well wishes. Each one has helped us so much. XO
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Ted 's golf friend takes him down to clinic in Indy...while I dip all the water out of my washing machine , which seems to have conked out. I truly am about to have myself committed. If you knew all the things that have broken and been replaced since Ted's diagnoses you would understand why.
When Ted gets to clinic he has a fever, so now they know !!! They admit him to the 4th floor bone marrow unit of the Franciscan hospital. Too doors down from the room Ted received his transplant in. Today they did a test on his bronchial tubes. The dr calls me and says they are keeping him a couple days more to see if any bacteria comes out of his lungs.
My granddaughter's job took her to Indy today and she went to see papaw Ted. He was doing well. Getting IV's. I have talked with him on the phone. Told him about the new washer I bought today. Ha.
I am asking my blog family once again for your prayers. We need them so much at this time. Please. I will forever be grateful. XO
Monday, September 16, 2019
Saturday was a baby shower for my grandson's baby. Ted's daughter came to be with him while I was gone one and a half hours. I always feel guilty if I leave him.
While all this is happening, I am trying to prep for a double scoping...yikes. I wanted to cancel for the 3rd time...but Ted said, no , he would get his brother to go with him today. So today I have to do my running around and get things ready. I start the process tomorrow....and it sounds yucky.
So asking everyone to pray for my Teddy .I am so thankful for all of your sweet words, wishes and prayers. Thanks so much. XO
Monday, September 2, 2019
Ted had a two day fishing trip with his brother and son. He enjoyed just being with them at the camp ground. He said he did catch a big fish but never got it in the boat. :) It was good for him to have that bit of time , just doing normal things. That is why I was out with my daughter looking at mums. I certainly enjoyed my time out. Went to lunch and laughed so much. We all needed that. Plus I got to sort a tote of crafting things for my sister-in -law. A bag of old clothing for Goodwill too. It's a start.
Today starts Ted's week of maintenance chemo. His brother Mic took him this morning. So that gives me time to do more sorting and laundry. Ted will get blood work and his IV drip chemo , then Tuesday , Wednesday, and Friday, it's just the IV chemo, Thursday will be the chemo and a breathing treatment. The breathing treatment is to prevent the pneumonia that bone marrow patients can get. He could have taken meds for prevention, for 6 months, but the drs. thought the treatment would work out better. .They watch all his vitals while he is taking it.
Hope all of you had a good Labor Day weekend. Praying for everyone in the hurricane's path. Please be safe.
Friday, August 23, 2019
Ted and I went to Indy for his check up. That two weeks off went way too fast. He had great vitals. Good blood work. His blood work from 3 weeks ago , that was called "Who's who" , where they see how much of Ted bone marrow is the donor's and how much is Ted's old self. In July it was 100 percent donor, today they had the results of that blood test from 3 weeks ago...it was 95 percent donor and 5 percent Ted...they want to start watching closer. So Ted gets another check up in two weeks and a maintenance chemo....oh by the way the dr. said he wants it there in Indy, not in Noblesville (which is closer to us). So another week of that crazy traffic.
Ted played a round of golf this past Tuesday. He said he did not keep score but enjoyed it so much. He was with two of his golf pals. He was a bit sore the next morning, but by the following day, he was fine. But he did say he will wait for cooler days as the heat was exhausting. He had to wear long pants, sleeves, hat and gloves....so as not to burn in the sun.
Hope all of you are doing well. Thank you for your sweet prayers and kind wishes. XO love you.