Saturday, May 28, 2011

No Beef!

A few days after the last post we tried to shave her head. That is a job!!!

She has a lot of trouble with her neck when she wakes up. Yesterday she almost couldn't get in the shower. I was wanting some faster improvements. At the end of the month we get a CT scan and find out if the chemo is helping.

Lord give me patience and give it to me RIGHT NOW!

She wants to go to the cemetery today... I hope that is a good idea.

She seems to prefer chicken and fish over pork and beef. The taste of meat is not a good thing for her. So many things don't taste right to her. 

Friday, May 13, 2011


16 days after the first chemo treatment, Angie's hair began falling out ... a lot.  Two days later we cut it off.

After I shampooed her hair and gave her a shower we found that it was very hard to brush out. That was because of all of the loose hair that was tangled up with what was still attached. It's kind of It is kind of all different lengths now, but all less than an inch. I like it. She wore a turban to the doctor's office.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Paraneoplastic Syndrome

Para... along side
Plastic... pertaining to plasm... material forming cells
Syndrome...association of several clinically recognizable features

 So Paraneoplastic Syndrome is an association of several clinically recognizable features that go along side of new growth tissue (tumor).

My wife has numbness, pain, loss of sensory nerve function including extreme dis-coordination. As it turns out the sensory nerves have SO much to do with normal coordination and it is an automatic response. She can walk much better if she concentrates on it. Add talking and it gets much worse. Either way her balance is so bad right now that she must have help walking. However just 3 days ago she wasn't walking at all.

The first chemo treatment was April 25, 2011. Next chemo is on the 16th. Her chemo is IV and is three days in a row with 3 weeks in between. As the cancer shrinks the coordination will hopefully return.

Friday, May 6, 2011

In the Beginning

Okay fans! I started a blog! Hmmmmm.

I'll start with this: My wife and I just found out that she has small cell lung cancer. I am SO thankful we found it. It isn't great, but she has it and now we know. Now we can start working toward a goal! Now we can name it in our prayers! Now we can tell others what we need prayer for!

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