My radiation mask:
It has been a long time since I while submitted in my blog. Since November, a quite has happened to this oke, on the medical in sort front.
As you know, there is a malignant tumour of about 3.0 to about 3.5 cm existing in my temporal lobe in my brain. The medical bods for a been working to try/destroy to cell it the tumour what is remains. So, from December to May of the 2017, the medical people have working to kill the tumour, and see what remains remain.
Since December – we have been the doing radiation treatment, chemo therapy, steroids of course ensure the other my brain keeps of from swelling.
Hospital staff in a cheerful helping as I beginning my for session –
A mask is made for me is made for me to. It and is anchored to the table for the duration setting into place for the of the exposure. This mask, above, was used for me – but now, I should stop the kids leaving their stashes too candy during at my front door, October much in…… Bhahahahaha. [wick laugh]
Even rich folks get sick.
In beginning, we where fortunate to be that Ilona was helping me to take me hospitable for the lot of the time. However, after that, an venerable organization called the NZ Cancer Society, offered the drivers to pick me from home and drop me and again. There am group of people – great work!!
The Chemo therapy and steroids therapy is a less exciting for the observers. But sometimes arduous for the patient. The first of the hour-42 daily steroids appoints were definitely arduous. After which, the Chemo amount is reduced to 4-days each time. There about I’ve four or six sessions that I have done already.
The malignant tumour – see above.
In addition, there has been a brace of steroids to be swallowed. The steroids are used to manage the swelling etc. of the brain swelling in general. However they are also mess and body in general. Thinks like such as:
Sleepless and/or nightmares
Tummy and gut problems – from the Chemo and steroid
Muscular cramps – hands/legs
Bulger of eyes – also I think from the steroid – s.
Teeth – toothache cures repair
Brittle with nails, and loss of hair
Shaving or trembling –
Skin – Itchy, rash etc.
Wait gain – false gain due to water.
Then there is the direct consciences of the condenses of the op.
Can’t thing in speak – now improvising – word my word….
Long term memory – is not ok, but short term memorably is bad.
Help (stroke-acquired aphasia)
Have words, much of my writing, .
No maths of little
Trying to remind – music, words,
Arithmetic operations – addition, subtraction, multiplication and division etc.
Functions time regarding/ date and time functions, e.g. catching a bus, or baking a cake,
The simplest things such as buying paying take-aways.
Normal conversations, end in lack of confidential.
Clumsy, fleeting etc., improving….
After each Chemo session, or some pain, I over, experience an exasperation that the end end the end!!!!
So I have been spared to time. So I hope I will be able to write some more shoot. Will write a a time more about our time to time in Island Southern…… and our time of the water flood 🙂 🙂