Friday, November 11, 2011
Finally the week is over
Way too many appointments this week. Today it's capped by a blood transfusion. I didn't even realize I was low. Physically I am feeling pretty good. Mentally though, I'm worn out and grouchy. Way too much conversation this week about my kidneys. Those fucking kidneys. Saw doc Zoller and she's a downer and got me all worried about the long term condition of the kidneys. Had a consultation on stem cell transplants, but the problem is the kidneys. Yes, the cancer is getting better and we've found a treatment that works. That's good. Yes, the kidneys have shown improvement and I've been able to avoid dialysis. But when I get paranoid and worry about the long term prognosis, it bums me out. Dialysis sounds like a real impact on quality of life.
When first diagnosed way back in 2011, Dr Phan told me I was going to get a port-a-cath, more commonly referred to as a port. I had no i...