Why the Redwood Forest slideshow?

Judy had always loved trees, and in 2008 we spent some time among the California Redwoods. Some of the ingredients in Judy's chemo cocktail were derived from trees (not Redwoods but Yews). We always knew that Judy loved the trees, and the trees got their chance to repay her affection.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Another CT scan tomorrow

For Wednesday, Judy has been scheduled for another CT scan to rule out any lingering questions in regard to the colon resection. Hey, what better is there to do when the temperatures are supposed to drop into the 30s by morning?

Judy has been resting, resting, resting. I am totally thrilled by how good of a patient she has been since coming back from the hospital. There are still some nausea problems, and she still has that "stitch" in her right kidney area, albeit less severe. Dr. Howell will also do a urinalysis tomorrow in addition to the CT scan--maybe it is something as "simple" as a urinary tract infection.

We hope that the results of both tests will be available when Judy goes in for her follow-up appointment with Dr. Howell on Thursday morning. At that time we will learn how many more days we have to continue the home-based antibiotics treatment (which, by the way, is a piece of cake).

Cake--well, that's a word Judy is not too crazy about, together with practically all food terms. But once again, she's trying. Tom, thanks for the comment in regard to the instant breakfast--we'll try that tomorrow. You're the second person to have had good experience with IB.

So, that's it for today. Let's hope for a clean fact sheet tomorrow.



Anonymous said...

So glad to hear you are home, in your own bed and things are moving along. I think of you often and pray for steady progress. Don't give up! Sip some warm ginger tea - that help the nausea. Love you.

Stacy & Andy

Anonymous said...

I think about you alot and I am tickled to hear that your scan looks so good. I want to encourage you to eat for the home team. I would be happy to give you a fat transplant to beef you up. I hear your on your own for the weekend so just rest, eat, rest, eat! Cathy Pope