2/15/07 Day 36
Ann was right today was another long day. Principally because of the unreasonable wait at the Opthamologist's office. I think we waited over 4 hours just to be seen for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or so. I could rant but that particular office seems to be overwhelmed at MDA and until Ann experienced it 1st hand we were ignorant of the possible side effects of chemo on the eyes. God news is that Ann's eyes continue to recover.
The highlight of the day was the meeting with our leukemia clinic Doctor. Up until now I have been hesitant to identify any MDA employee by name to protect their privacy. However today we asked our Doctor if she would mind and she said it would be ok.
So here is a picture of the woman who I have placed all my faith in saving my Wife's life. Her name is Dr. Thomas and she is, from what I understand the primary authority on ALL at MDA. She is a very straight forward and no nonsense professional. Although our conversations do not often run very long or drift to subjects other than cancer, she does display a good sense of humor. Ann likes her a lot.
Dr. Thomas did tell Ann today that she is doing well and could stop taking Neupogen again and another of her favorite meds named Sporanox. We have talked about the Neupogen injections already and the bone pain that results from them, so Ann is happy about that. What we have not talked about is the anti-fungal med Sporanox. Ann says it tastes like concentrated evil and it messes with her liver chemistry. She is estatic that she can take a break from it. At least until she goes in for round 3 of the chemo.
That's all I can think of for tonight that Ann didn't already cover in her update. It looks like we don't have any appointments tomorrow so Ann can rest up before going in for round 3.