Archive | November, 2012

November 9, 2012

10 Nov

I hope this finds everyone well.  Just wanted to send out a quick update on the status of my CLL and treatment.

It has been a little rough since my last treatment of chemo 2 weeks ago.  I have had quite a lot of fever, migraines, nausea, and fatigue.  Recently, I have been having trouble breathing and getting winded very easily.  Dr. Sholar first thought that it may be bronchitis and prescribed an antibiotic.   This did not work so she had me sent in for some tests…..EKG, CT scan, and Bronchoscopy.  They believe that it is pneumonia and are treating it with a different antibiotic.  As of now, the breathing problem has been quite debilitating but we are hoping the antibiotics help to relieve it.   If you have ever had the opportunity to sit around and do absolutely NOTHING all day, I would recommend not…..it is not as exciting as it sounds:-)  Thank God for Lara.  She is taking care of everything around here.  Also, thank you to all of you who have offered help.  We have been blessed and overwhelmed with all of the kindness shown.

Anyways, my next treatment is scheduled for next week but I will be evaluated on Tuesday to see if the pneumonia is gone.  If not, the treatment will be postponed.  We will keep you posted.

P.S.  They have put me on oxygen 24 hours a day since my oxygen level is low.  Hopefully, this will allow my body to help fight off the pneumonia.

Keep praying

Blaine

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