Busy week. Thoracentesis happened on Tuesday and I wrote about that in the last post. I had hoped for a better breathing outcome than we've experienced. On her previous procedures we've been able to decrease the oxygen levels almost immediately and still maintain good O2 saturation. This time Karen didn't get the O2 boost but her breathing is a bit better. Not sure exactly what's going on; perhaps she'll need to have the right lung treated sooner rather than later. Never-ending string of so so outcomes lately.
Despite being cautioned to rest the day after the procedure we had to get out on Wednesday to get some bloodwork done before her Xgevia shot scheduled for Thursday. That's a once a month bone booster. The bloodwork was ok so Karen got the injection.
Just another week in the life of a cancer patient and her caregiver husband.
We're looking forward to spring and better weather. Karen's friend Teri has Karen thinking about day trips she would like to do that but might need extra caregiver set of hands to do.
We're also looking forward to opening the lake house for the summer. We made a trip down to Lyme to see how the bathroom renovation we contracted out is going. We're trying to make the downstairs bath a bit more handicap friendly.
Photo - William Evertson - Karen and Bill at Rogers Lake
William and Karen - Karen and I have been married for 41 years. Karen's breast cancer has reached stage 4. This is what happens next.