Friday, March 18, 2011

Friday March 18 - From Cleveland Clinic

Not feeling quite as good today.  Nausea and limited eating.   I have had 16 1000 cc's I.V. bags since Monday morning and have gained 18 lbs. since then.  Mostly all water.  Will take me days to get rid of all that extra water.  Everything is swollen.  Legs, feet, hands, face.  Chemo will finish today about 2:30 pm and then I have radiation at at 3:30 pm.  Should be able to leave here about 5pm.  Have some periods of hiccups but not as bad as before.  No sleep here, staff in every 30-60 minutes doing something.  Roomate last 2 days is not very compatible either.  He has a lot of pain, snores loud, leaves TV on all night. 

At least I am going home tonight!!!  Sleep in my bed!


  1. this kind of activity really makes you appreciate the little things like your own bed. Sounds like you were pretty busy. I hope things continue to go well for you. Thinking of you and praying for you and your family every day.

  2. There's no place like home, especially with your lovely wife!
    Don, glad this week's behind you and glad God has never left your side. Also, thankful for his all-knowing nature...that he goes before you.
    Isaiah 45:2
    "I will go before you and will level the mountains ; I will break down gates of bronze and cut through bars of iron."
    Certainly, if God did all these things, he has the ability to heal.
    We continue to think of you and Heidi often.
    Praying for your symptoms, especially that your esophagus would be healed from the radiation.
    Love you both, Mike

  3. ...rather, Through or By the radiation. I can't seem to get those typos under control.