Monday, April 25, 2005

Back to St. Mary's

I'm back in the hospital.

The nausea and other chemo side effects were just not resolving at home. I haven't had any appreciable nutrition since Wednesday, and every problem we solve seems to create another one.

I am hopeful that a few days in hospital will put me back on track.

More important, in the long-run, is my conviction that I cannot endure another bout with chemo like this one. I've opened a conversation with Dr. Evers and Judy about the implications of foregoing the last planned round of chemo.

I just can't do this again.


Blogger Suzy Secretary said...

I've been patient long enough, but I think it's time to bring in the big guns. Passover chicken soup and matzo balls are being prescribed for you by Dr. SuzySecretary.

Seriously, I have emotionally and spiritually traveled this journey with you every single day since October 2004. You have been courageous and have endured entirely too much, but please be assured that every ounce of love, hope and prayers available in this universe are directed your way by your friends and family. We love you, Jim Guy.

3:30 PM  
Blogger Tom Wolf said...

Amen to Suzy's comments. You have earned an at least a two-level upgrade in Paradise for the suffering you've endured, and the good spirit in which you have endured it. We are very much with you on this, and pray for immediate respite.

Love, Tom

3:43 PM  
Blogger Pat_N said...

You've had an uphill battle all the way. I know you are not a quitter. The pain and discomfort must be unbearable for you to not want to stick with the plan. I pray that you, Judy, and your caregivers make the right decision so you never have to go through this again.

"let us run with patience the race that is set before us" Hebrews 12:1


7:51 AM  
Blogger GSP87 said...

James, Prayers and well-wishes from MI. We continue to think of you and pray for your quick recovery and for strength and peace for Judy and the kids.

Looking forward to another fine evening at the pub...

Love, Al

8:05 AM  
Blogger vkenny said...

Hi Jimmy, Well we were hoping this point would not come for you, Ed & I have been exactly where you are, we know how ravaging the chemo is and how mentally debilitating it can be. Ed is in a different situation than you are(his is chronic leukemia) and he decided no more chemo he physically can not take it anymore. Make sure you discuss every option with your doctors so you can make the best decision possible. We will continue to pray for you. Keep fighting the good fight!

8:33 AM  

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