Friday Morning @ the Hospital

Well I was hoping to report to you that we would be going home today.  Well that’s not what is happening.  Overnight Kramer tanked and the pain got out of control again.  No fun at all.

We are pretty much back to square one trying to figure out how to get the pain under control so we can go home.  It is so hard to watch him be in pain..nothing I can do but advocate.  All morning appointments with physical therapy and occupational therapy have been cancelled.  The hope is to get the pain under enough control that he can get to radiation today.  We need to get that if at all possible.  They are super great over there and if Kramer’s not well enough for the noon appointment, hopefully they can move the appointment to afternoon.

As for me…
I’m off to do my blood test.  Then the scan to see if my thyroid cancer has flared back enough so it’s detectable.

I have a doctor appointment at 12:30 and I’ll know the results then.  At this point, it’s really hard to even care about myself.  I have no worry or concern about it at all.  Whatever it will be it will be.  I never imagined I could have so much “other” going on in my life that I could get to the point that I don’t even care if I have cancer again or not.   All of my thoughts and worries are with Kramer.

Our daughter Kayla is here with me today.  As we were walking over from the hotel we were talking about how we see life so different now.  Last fall I was bothered thinking the purse I bought should probably be changed out over winter as it was a more spring time floral purse.  Now I laugh.  Life got so crazy for us the purse never did get changed out and guess what?  Life went on.  I had the purse out all winter long and never changed it out.

Sometimes the big things in life happen and put the whole world into prospective.  My unshaven legs (because I didn’t get a razor packed with) really don’t really matter anymore.

I’ll get an update to you tonight to let you know the scan results…

As always, thanks so much for the prayers, cards, thoughts and gifts you’ve sent our way.  You guys are the best.

13 thoughts on “Friday Morning @ the Hospital”

  1. I’m so sorry they are struggling to get pain management accomplished. But yes, our priorities do shift sometimes. To be honest, I keep my cheerful little floral purse with me all winter because it reminds me it is not going to be snowy and grey forever. ;- )

    Hope things start improving for you both.

  2. Bless your heart. Praying there will be good news today (and our definition of “good” news is ever-changing, isn’t it?!).

  3. I can see why you are no longer concerned about your own cancer – you have no pain the way Roger does. And so his is much more important right now. It’s good that you are keeping up with your own appointments, though. Because you DO want to be around a lot longer to see those grandkids grow up.
    (I don’t think anyone cares about what clothing or purses or shoes or hats, etc. are being worn or carried around at a hospital – everyone is too much concerned with their own problems!)

  4. I’m sorry for Roger’s setback – continuing to keep both of you in my prayers – especially for good results from your tests.

  5. Paulette Voit Will

    During times like this we always forget about ourselves completely and think of others. Prayers to you as you continue to try to cope and do what you can for Kramer. Good luck on your cancer scans.

  6. Yes, these times make us reevaluate our priorities. You and your family are doing so well. Listen to the medical team, make the most of every family moment. I loved the photo of baby Gannon sitting between Grandpa’s feet. Wonderful memories and a big push for Roger. God bless you all.

  7. Yes, life throws you problems that make you evaluate the things you thought that were important. But you are doing this: listening to the medical imput, being strong and having the wonderful benefit of a superb family behind you both. I loved the photo of Roger with baby Gannon between his feet. This is FAMILY. God bless.

  8. Nothing like a life-threatening illness of a loved one to put all things in perspective! Been there. Done that. So sorry that you are living that life now, Jo. Sending quilty hugs!!

  9. So sorry for Roger’s suffering…not fair….It is terrible to watch someone you love in pain like that….lots of prayers for you today …I am praying as of now you have a good report….

  10. I am very sorry for all that your family is going through. Cancer has touched our family also through my two sister-in-laws and my own sister-they are all fighting it. I pray for healing and a relief from pain for Mr. Kramer.

  11. LeAnn Hileman

    I understand. I don’t think most human beings get to my age (68) without going through some of what you are going through. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your hubby, may God give you peace and Kramer relief.

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