blood work Monday

The Doctor (Dr. V) we normally have was on vacation today....So the blood work was drawn...and we had the original Doctor (Dr. W) who saw Michael back in September of 08....It is difficult to play "catch up" when he is not the primary Doctor....He wanted to do chemo today....looked at the counts and that was his suggestion....Our Doctor is still at the "wait and see" after we have the bone marrow done next week....The Dr. looked puzzled..."So you don't want to do the chemo today?" was the question asked.....Should I know that answer to that question really?! Finally I just said....lets stay with the course of action we are on....there must be a reason that Dr. V wants to do it that way...."well ok then....but I would of suggested the chemo" Two different Dr.'s with 2 different ways of doing things.....makes you sort of wonder.....HUMMMMMM.....
Anyhow, we did not wait for the protein levels today....just didn't seem to be any reason to do so....I talked with a woman who comes every week with her husband....Her and I talk about books...life...and how we are each doing...neither of us attends a support group....but we are both happy to hear when the other person says..."I understand"...because we both do...and how our houses have gone to hell in a hand basket because of all the running around we are now required to do....and how we both tend to cry in the bath tub so that the noise of the water can muffle the sound of our tears....and how being "strong" is not always the easiest thing to do when your life is changing around you....We are sisters in this confusion....we are kindred spirits....we hold each other up...and sooth each other when we can....for we do....truly understand one another...
And as you can see....yesterday is GONE....and today, I am back at work!! Sure hope I get a pay raise! LOL

1 comment:

Barb said...

Blessings to your "sister in confusion". For some, support groups can be burdensome. For others, one-on-one support is more comforting. My guess is that you are more introverted, so the one-on-one is a blessing for you.

Cheers to you for staying the course your regular doctor has prescribed. From experience I can say that too many conflicting doctors on a case can result in delays and permanent damage. For so many it takes a lot to face down a doctor but you, my brave and gutsy friend, could give lessons!

Hugs!