Time to be a Princess?


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Hello friends.  Just wanted to bring you up to date on things and to let you know I think it’s time for me to be a Princess.

Since my last treatment, I did have my right lung drained.  They removed 600 cc’s of fluid.  The procedure, overall, didn’t really help with my breathing, but they put me on a low dose of dexamethasone (steroid) and that has made things better.  I think we are going to leave the left side alone.  I was not a fan of the procedure, plus it didn’t seem to help.

When I was at the doctor, they gave me some breathing tests and I now have oxygen to use when needed.  Only on Level 2.  I have been fighting using it.  I know I need to behave, I just don’t like the thought of having to wear oxygen.  I think my husband is going to put me in time-out.

The new chemo I am on is causing a lot of intestinal problems for me and I am actually feeling tired and drained this time.  This is new for me.  Normally, even if I was tired I could still do my thing.  Unfortunately, even my arms are heavy. It’s that kind of tired.  So perhaps, for a while, I will have to be a princess and have my husband and my friends chauffeur me around and help me out a bit.  Not a bad thing. It’s just hard because I want to do everything.  It’s time I humble myself and ask for help.

The last couple visits to Roswell Park, my husband has pushed me around in a wheelchair. Although I would prefer to walk, I am so grateful for the ride.  I think next time we find someone else in the hospital in a wheelchair and have a race. What do you think?  LOL

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