October 11, 2017
She was cleared to leave around 1:00 and we are now back home in a Sault Ste. Marie. She’s feeling so much better. Going to keep this short but just wanted others to know that she’s doing good. Was frustrating waiting for the paperwork to be done. Told it would be soon around 9:00am but wasn’t until 4 hours later. She was ready when I came up in the morning.
Proud of her for facing this and dealing with the chemo side effects at the same time. Of course she had her monitors beeping things were wrong every 10 minutes. That has to be as frustrating for the floor nurses as it is for the patients. Never was figured out why it kept alerting that loud beep, but it is what it is and at least she is resting comfortably at home, eating regular food and not drinking the meals. The new stent is larger and shouldn’t cause any more problems. That was quite the scare and ordeal. Looks like we’ll have a real treat tonight called sleep! Thank you for the concerns and support from everyone. Even touched base with friends we knew a few years back that we reconnected with (Julie and Christina). So glad that there is no new tumors and the one being dealt with appears to be going down.
October 10, 2017
Just left the hospital here in Petoskey to go back to the motel. Bobbi underwent another procedure of having a new stent placed into her bile duct today. The last one, inserted in August became dislodged about a week and a half ago. It was plastic and small, this one is metal and will work a lot better. It should be removed during her upcoming Whipple surgery hopefully in December.
It was a painful and difficult week and a half as previous shared. We didn’t know if the pain was from the chemo treatments or another issue. It was this issue. Hard to imagine a device traveling through her system for such a long time. Very lucky we got her in and had things looked at.
What we learned from the procedure was also good news. There is no additional tumors and the one there is appears to be effected by the treatments. The Doctor explained that he wasn’t sure if the tumor had shrunk but did feel it had soften and wasn’t as hard as it had been when he placed the plastic one in. They had to use plastic then because of imaging. This was excellent news! My warrior didn’t want to go in, who would, but did and faced the fast pitch fastball that suddenly became an issue. It was difficult, naturally concerning many, but the problem is now fixed. The battle goes forward. Updating family and friends was time consuming but understood. I know people worry and don’t want that, so no problem. It’s not like I’m blogging while all this is taken place. Simply trying to find the time to assure people that she is safe and taking things on as fast as the problems surface.
Tonight, after she went to sleep I returned to this quiet and lonely motel and decided to update this. My own meds had to be taken and had to eat. We really appreciate the love and support from so many. Thank you.
CC, our grandchild, took the time to send an extremely pretty song with her playing the guitar. It was really pretty. The first time we heard it the music brought tears to our eyes. The expression on her face as she played it was beautiful. I played it for her while her eyes grew heavy and sleep came within seconds. The smallest acts of kindness and love go so much further than one can imagine. Thank you CC. It’s a precious gift.
Was one long day. At the end of it the sky gifted us with a wonderful sunset. Hoping this procedure will make her chemo battles more manageable. I kissed her cheek as she slept telling her she’s my hero. Thank you again for the prayers and support. Too many to list but you know who you are. The ones who didn’t get a chance we know your sending love.
This is an amazing woman who could have given up and said to heck with it all. If one listen to the internets outlook and statistics many would not have the courage to battle. Every statistic has a positive side, may be slim but it’s there for a reason. We choose to believe we are on the side of positive. Time to end this and get up in the morning and take my wife home. Again thank you.