Family, Friends and Loved Ones,
I want to first and foremost apologize for my silence. On Friday I woke-up with a distended stomach, just as my mucositis was finally healing. The Doctors rounded and at first believed I was retaining this weight due to the over abundance of fluids being given to off-set what I could not eat as a result of the mucositis. I WAS APPARENTLY WRONG.
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I spent most of Saturday so uncomfortable that I simply just slept. However, upon waking up Saturday AM, I was woken up to a temporary catheter being put in. (first time for everything) All part of the draining process.
About an hour later I was down in Ultra Sound, there was an NP and an XRAY tech with sterile gauze ready to pull out the fluid. That took about an hour. After I was feeling much less pressure on my belly, I started having severe liver pains right about above the spot they pulled from.
RETURN TO NORMAL PROGRAMMING
Long story short, I contracted something called VOD, this is a result of my two chemos colliding. My liver counts are already stabilizing, as this particular collision affects your liver and the Doctors are always prepared with medication that i actually began last Friday. And as a side note: the pain I was having after they draining my stomach was in fact a direct correlation of the VOD. My stomach was so inflamed before once it went down, I started to feel everything!
Thank you all you for listening to the weekend Saga of the one and allie………this is just a plot twist to get to to the finish line,
LOVE YOU ALL