Friday, January 29, 2010


Thank goodness the treatments are over.

Probably got (2) more weeks before scalp quit itching, swelling in feet goes down, & hopefully get my appetite back.

Went to Podiatrist about trimming toenails & fungus on left big toe.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Blood pressure--01/25/10

BP pressure was 82/62 & Dr. says I am dehydrated.
BP back to normal the next day after drinking all day & night.

Dry,hacking cough will not let me sleep in bed & the (2) hours in the recliner is not good. Got to talk to Dr today.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

(3) more of hell--01/22/210

our 1953 Humboldt High School has mini-reunion last night & it went very well.

Some classmates cannot believe I did everything all but myself. But I did.

Friday, January 22, 2010

(4) more to go--01/21/2010

Just a few more treatments but my itching head will probably last another (2) weeks.

Finally got my family Doctor to give me a sleeping aid as (4) hours is enough.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

01/20/10--(5) to go

Five more treatments to go, wait (2) weeks & get a scan.

Scalp is still itching like crazy & started the coughing phase.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

1/15/10 treatment

Have to use anti-itch medicine on bald scalp.

Friday, January 15, 2010

More treatments--01/14/10

Another day !! My bald head has started to itch.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Halfway thru--01/13/10

Just (10) more treatments then decision time on chemo.

Had head shaved--just can't stand hair all over place.

Have some medicine to stop itching.

When I get off the van at 2:30 p.m. I am completely bushed out. But I still have to keep my apt clean.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

(11) more radiation left--01/12/10

Halfway thru the radiation treatments.

Doctor says I may last (5) or (6) months if I do not use chemo. Right now I don't want this. My body won't take the abuse.

Have check into Hospice at Home.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Too cold to get treatment on 01/08/10.

Went to get treatment on brain & lung. Got medicine for skin.

Hair came out by the bunches Sunday so had head shaved on Monday.

Cancer Care gave me $25 to help for travel (van).

Friday, January 8, 2010

01/07/2010 treatment

I was only tough to hear my Doctor says that you have inoperable cancer.
He was me to finish (16) more radiation treatment, do a CT scan if progress.
If CT progress then he wants me to taking chemo treatments.
I am still hesitate on chemo & sure about the radiation treatment. I body still is so weak so I don't think it will stand chemo.
The cancer cells are in my bloodstream so it could attack another organ.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Jan. 6,2010--Should I quit treatments?

The Doctor told me that my cancer is not curable. I have taken (7) brain treatments & (4) lung treatments, They are both with same machine.

He suggested finish the treatments (17), do a scan & if it shows Okay then I go to chemo treatment. Right now I do not have any appetite, losing (4) lbs each week.

I don't think my body will stand chemo with all vomiting, all along with the other side effects.Plus I live alone.

I am not sure that I want to finish radiation treatments.

Pay $10 a day for a ride & it is a hassle,

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Jan 5th, 2010--new treatment

Had a radiation of the brain tumor & radiation of the lung tumor, both of under same machine.

Now taking treatments every day.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Another treatment

another double, brain & lung.
Long time before I remember the cold temps.
Keep losing weight.
Cannot sleep.
Skin messed up.

Friday, January 1, 2010

1st double whammy

Have my first radiate of the chest & image. They took both in same machine.
My first I am to quit smoking & cannot drive. Walmart is only 200 foot away.
That is rough!!