Friday, January 20, 2012


*Relief*  No DVT (blood clot) in his leg- but Lymphedema instead.

An evening of E.R./ Urgent care and radiation confusion!

Lymphedema occurs when the lymph system is damaged or blocked. Fluid builds up in soft body tissues and causes swelling. It is a common problem that is caused by cancer and cancer treatment.

The new tumors and growth in Terence's pelvic area has compromised his lymphatic system.

So Terence is finally home from the E.R. and was told to stay off his feet, at least until Monday (it's Friday)- when we speak with his oncology nurse.  I suppose we'll get some tutoring then.

Meanwhile, I've been doing some research on how to manage it.....

We're both resting today, we've spent every day this week at the hospital and we're both tired.  Good timing too- we've been in the middle of a snow storm- it's been snowing here since last Sunday and has increased since Wednesday; the bridge is closed today (due to falling ice from the cables)- so we're peninsula bound tucked away at home next to the fire place- and it's fine with us!

Sherry & Terence

1 comment:

  1. Winter wonderland is pleasant when you're stocked with cozy food and snacks, coffee and cocoa, a good book and your favorite music. It can be a big pain when circumstances force you to abandon the home-hearth for imperative life details.

    Please remember we love you guys and are praying. We hope to be in the Gig area in either May or June. We'll stay in touch.