Annette Thompson

an online web log of her health

Mom’s biopsy is today

Mom’s biopsy is today. This will allow the lab to determine if the new medication will be effective. She’s not up yet, but I imagine she’ll be stirring soon. The appointment is for 7:45am. I’ll keep everyone posted.

bladder cancer

Mom has not been feeling well the past few weeks.  She went for her regular blood checkup last week.  They said they found blood in her urine.  The doc on duty said that it was probably cancer in the bladder.  I’m not sure how accurate a non-cancer specialist could be in this diagnosis.  Mom seems Read more about bladder cancer[…]

from 4 to 3 pills

Mom decided to reduce her cancer pills from 4 per week to 3.  Why?  She’s saying that she has no energy, that she’s tired all the time.  Floyd suggested to try 3 for one week then 4 the next and back to 3, etc.  Just a quick update.  I’ll keep everyone posted.

no biopsy

Mom has decided that a biopsy is not going to happen.  The risks are too great.  There is a small chance that an infection or pneumonia would take hold, and there is no way should would survive that.  The biopsy would only tell whether another medication would be useful to her or not. But her Read more about no biopsy[…]