Wednesday, May 21, 2008

NOT What We Were Hoping

Turns out I have brain metastases as well, looks like at least six spots, and some down near my brain stem, which is seriously life-threatening if it swells at all. This is probably why I’ve been throwing up. So I’m heading off to the ER right now, to get started on some Decadron, which should reduce swelling. They will possibly admit me to the hospital, so I’m not sure how this blog will go for the next little bit. Dr. Specht doesn’t know if they’ll have me talk to a neurosurgeon or simply radiation oncologists at this point.

On the upside, my heart is perfectly strong and healthy.

3 comments:

Anna K. said...

Calin, you are a gem. You are a star. And the doc is right. You have a good heart. Love.

Carl said...

hey calin. My thoughts and love are with you right now.

linda aitken said...

As I sit here on the other side of the world from you all I can do is pray that all of these treatments you are experiencing do what they are supposed to. You are an incredible young woman to be able to go through all of this and still write in detail all that is happening to you for your friends and relatives to share and to maintain your sense of humor -- your dad would be so proud of you.

Aunt Linda