Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Bald Nurse has been on hiatus due to feeling like she was hit by a Mack truck.  Hope to be back to publishing next week.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

It looks like the diuretics are helping to get rid of all the fluid that I've been holding on to.  In the last 2 1/2 weeks I've lost 23 lbs.  My knees feel so much better than they did before.  I still get SOB on exertion, but not as bad as before.  I had no idea you could hang on to so much fluid.  I still need to lose weight (hard to do when you can't really be active), but at least not all of the weight is fat, and can be corrected with medication.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Well, today was chemo day.  My oncologist got to play "nurse" because his nurse was sick; he did a pretty good job.  He said he wasn't sure if I could get my last two treatments because, in his words, my bone marrow is "fried."  He rechecked my CA125, and I think if it's good he may stop the chemo.  After that, I'll be going to Fox Chase Cancer Center to see the gynecologic oncologist.

I had bloodwork today and got a call later from the cardiology office nurse letting me know that my potassium had tanked.  For some reason, I forgot to take the potassium supplement.  It gets so hard to keep of all of this stuff, and sometimes I'm just too brain dead to think.

I belong to a group of nurses online; we've been together for about 15 years.  These wonderful men and women took up a collection about a week or two ago to help me.  I'm still so touched and thankful for their kindness and generosity.  We come from all over the US and several different countries too.  Many of us have never met, yet we feel like we know each other.

So, we'll see what happens next week.  I don't want to stop it too soon, but OTOH, I'm ready to have my hair grow back.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

I just got the report from my office visit with the cardiologist, and is appears that I do have
R sided heart failure after all.

I think I need to trade my body in for a newer model.

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