In the past 6 weeks I have had constant back/rib, nausea pain, unwanted weight loss. Tests have been run and the results suck. I have a mass on my pancreas. They can not operate because it is wrapped around blood vessels. Right now I am going through some yucky tests to determine the spread, if cancer, what type. There is very little hope with pancreatic cancer.
Kaiser has been great. They are getting all the information needed to help me through this and to keep me comfortable. I am on nausea medication and Mr. Morphine for pain. I also will be taking a marijuana drug to help my appetite. Soon I will go to my local dispensary and get a medical marijuana card. No standing on the street corner in California looking to score. The marijuana will help with nausea, lack of appetite. We can buy oils, cookies, make brownies, what ever I need to be comfortable.
Marty and I need prayers. This is bad for the patient and for the caregiver. Please share this blog with everyone. Prayer works, and all religions welcome.
My close friends are circling the wagons. They have already started driving me for blood work, to book group, etc. Because of the morphine I can no longer drive. Also Mr. Morphine makes me just a little slow reacting. Brain thinks it and mouth goes Whaaaat? I noticed I type and whole words are left out.
I will post as able. I am begging Joe to post about weddings. Not sure if I can keep marrying if in chemo. When in chemo, they sometimes restrict contact with people. We are living day to day.
There are a few upsides. The only foods I am able to eat in a real size servings are lobster and filet mignon. Marty is suspicious, lobster? Also if we do chemo, no longer shaving my legs. We also will save money on hair cuts.
Yes, I will go down cracking awful jokes. In my family you have to laugh to stand life.