All three of us in the Subaru again heading out our driveway this morning at 7:45 a.m. Our destination was London's University Hospital where Kelly had a 9 a.m. appointment for an Iron Infusion procedure. Pheebs and I dropped her off at the main door at 8:50 and then headed north out of town. Once again our first pit stop was at the Medway cemetery on Ten Mile Road where buoyed by my better-feeling hip, I had hoped to do a brisk walk around the cemetery grounds. But, it wasn't to be. After two days of very little pain, my hip threw me curve again. Disappointed, Pheebs and I were back in the car and headed west to put in a little time before having to pick Kelly up. We wandered through Ilderton where I spotted a Time Hortons coffee shop so I snagged a coffee to go. With sunshine peeking through the clouds and enjoying the peaceful countryside we began making our way back toward London. I had just pulled into the Arva cemetery to await Kelly's call when my cell phone rang with her on the other end saying she was ready to go. Ten minutes later under brightening skies, we were all headed for home again. A quick stop at Lucan's Tim Hortons for a couple sandwiches to go and we were back on the road again arriving home forty-five minutes later. We were both very tired and especially Kelly because she did not have a good night. Itching, nausea, and stomach pains had kept her awake the entire night. She had two appointments in London scheduled for Friday with the first one being at 9 a.m. It Is an Upper Endoscopy at London's University Hospital followed by her second to last Plasmapheresis and Plasma Exchange treatment at London's Victoria Hospital scheduled for 12:30. This afternoon, dealing with fatigue and disappointment she called Victoria Hospital and canceled Friday's afternoon Plasmapheresis treatment because she felt she just didn't have the strength to do it. All these medical procedures have been wearing her down and she reached a point where tomorrow was just too much in one day. They were very understanding at Victoria Hospital and rescheduled that procedure for Saturday. As strong as Kelly's resolve is, to say she is becoming increasingly discouraged would be putting it mildly. These are very difficult days for her with seemingly no end in sight. It appears her Plasmapheresis treatments to stop the constant itching are not working. She had been counting on those treatments to relieve her from the terrible itching..................
| FLOWERS IN MEDWAY CEMETERY|
| YOU CAN TELL KELLY FELT THE COLD THIS MORNING AS SHE HEADS INTO THE HOSPITAL WITH HER WINTER COAT ON|
| I AM ALWAYS IMPRESSED WITH THE ARTWORK ON MANY TOMBSTONES|
|WITH MAPLE SYRUP SEASON OVER THIS COUNTRY SYRUP STORE AWAITS NEXT SPRING'S HARVEST|
| A SUGAR SHACK IN THE WOODS|
Al's Music Box:)) Time Of The Season by The Zombies from the album 'Odessey and Oracle. 1968
| PHEEBS IS FOCUSED ON TIM HORTONS DOOR WAITING FOR MOM TO COME OUT WITH THE SNACKS|
GROANER'S CORNER:(( Just reading that there's a small Island off the coast of Italy with 5 million Sicilian people. That's the biggest number I've ever heard.
A man received two sweaters for Hanukkah from his mother. The next time he visited her, he made sure to wear one of the two sweaters. As he entered her home, instead of the expected smile, she said, "What's the matter? You didn't like the other one?"
A little child was in church for the first time and watched as the ushers passed the offering plates. When they neared the pew where he sat, the youngster said in a little voice loud enough for everyone to hear: "Don't pay for me, Daddy. I'm under five."
Sending best wishes for Kelly.ReplyDelete
This is just so heartbreaking, Al. Sending the best to Kelly, one of the strongest women I know. Praying for a solution. I can only imagine how crazy making that itching must be for here.ReplyDelete
Hopefully Kelly feels strong enough to do the treatment on Saturday. Perhaps it will take more than one treatment to help the itching.ReplyDelete
I am so sorry to read of Kelly's issues especially the itching. I can't imagine the agony of that constant itching. Sure hope the treatments help her.ReplyDelete
Yes to all the above. She has been quite a soldier through this (as have you). Hope some relief comes soon.ReplyDelete
I feel so sad for what Kelly is going thru, it must be so demoralizing getting no relief no matter what they try. Sending a hug and good thoughts!ReplyDelete
Will continue my prayers for Kelly and pray that the itching will stop and give her relief. Take care.ReplyDelete