I'm back from my trips and all is well.
My mom is on the mend after she almost died one day last week.(seriously)
She is back under the care of her lung specialist and is feeling tons better.
When we went to the lung specialist's office for our appointment, my moms oxygen level was reading 53%. Now after the proper medication, her oxygen level is back to where it should be, in the mid 90%
(PHEW, close one)
Also the nice young women doctor at the assisted living facility has agreed to check with her lung specialist before treating my Mom for anything lung related.
Just what I had hoped for, nobody got their egos bent and everybody wins.
My mom was afraid of hurting the women doctor's feelings...
So mission accomplished on that one too!
My doctor appointment in Chicago also went well. I still have leukemia(darn), but I am still in the smoldering stage, and I don't have to go back for six months.
I will keep having my blood tested every three months, so unless something major changes, I won't have to see my oncologist until early December.
Progress...good progress I think!
(BTW, I like that term, smoldering...at my age, being classified as "smoldering" is a compliment!
(I definitely see the glass half full, ya think?)
I got this from the web this morning and I thought it was very appropriate for my post today.
Hope it gives you a chuckle or two!
"This may be the best Living Will I've Seen!
I,____Peggy ______________, being of sound mind and body, do not wish to be kept alive indefinitely by artificial means.
Under no circumstances should my fate be put in the hands of pinhead politicians who couldn't pass ninth grade biology if their lives depended on it, or lawyers/doctors interested in simply running up the bills.
If a reasonable amount of time passes and I fail to ask for at least one of the following:
Glass of wine
Chicken fried steak
Cup of tea
....it should be presumed that I won't ever get better. When such a determination is reached, I hereby instruct my appointed person and attending physicians to pull the plug, reel in the tubes, let the 'fat lady sing,' and call it a day
Have a Drink - IT'S 5 O'CLOCK SOMEWHERE !"
Did you notice how many times chocolate was mentioned...7.
Defiantly written with me in mind!