Archive for September, 2008

1 Year Later

The cancer front is still good. The pain front is still bad. Looks like all my problems are, just what the doctor thought, related to treatment side effects. Whee!

I like my doctor a lot. He takes pain very seriously and does what he can to increase me quality of life. Currently most of the day is usually pretty good.

Pain management seems to be all we can do. Apparently  there is no way to make fractures heal faster. Where is the magic wand when you really need it?  🙂

I do not post as often as I would like.  I am working for Mrs. Woods, and on a couple of writing projects that hope will be ready soon.  Also planning  a little weekend get away with LOML.

This week is my 1 year cancerversery. I have out lived the median life expectancy of my original diagnosis. (It was not til a month later that we knew what I really had, angiosarcoma has much better prospects.) Pain wise, even on my worst day, I feel better than I did before they did my surgery, so I guess I am okay.

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Pain

My pain keeps getting worse, more intense. I do not see endocrinology until later this month, but I am starting to think that something else must be going on. (hopefully not cancer!)

I was just miserable and finally called my doctor Friday. He had me admitted and readjusted all my meds. What a difference! Currently I feel really good most of the time. We also did another MRI and will get together on that later this week.

My doctor is really good about staying on top of things but I forget that my pain is part of the things he want to keep under control. I am sometimes still in that pre-cancer mode, where you just tough it out and feel like a baby if you can’t.

My husband and a close friend are people who have chronic pain with no known cause. It would be so nice for them if someone could help them get the pain under control and find the root of the problem. My cancer diagnosis makes my pain a priority but so many people are suffering!