So I got released from the hospital the next day. They decided just to up my anti-clot shots to twice a day and also balanced out my electrolytes again. Long, boring stay. But I’m stabilized for my journey I guess. Luckily they didn’t say I can’t travel.
So we are busily getting all the logistics finalized to be able to travel tomorrow.
A complicating factor is that I’ve got swelling in my feet, ankles, and legs. Ugh. Yesterday we did a little drive to Wyoming and my feet swelled so much that I couldn’t get my sandals back on afterwards. The hospital gave me compression socks but they’re so little and tight I can’t even begin to get them on. So we’ll see if we can get bigger ones. I’ll need them for the flight.
Part of my assignment is to take all three weeks worth of meds. That is kind of daunting. Luckily since they provide almost all our clothing while we are there my suitcase will mostly just be full of boxes of stuff. I’m also looking forward to having the medical assistance vehicle at the airport as there is no freaking way I could possibly walk myself through the airport. So I’ll be the little old lady in the vehicle with the flashing light and the “beep-beep.”
I’ve been having quite a lot of problems with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield not wanting to pay for meds. Mostly because they don’t think it is a thing that I can’t take pills, so anything that comes in another form, to work around the fact that I have a stomach drainage bag, they dispute and won’t pay. Ugh. And doctors’ offices don’t apparently like trying to play the pre-authorization game with them either. Ugh. One of the antacid pills my gastroenterologist prescribed is dissolving. I had it in the hospital, and it works. And I need it, because my empty stomach just sits there churning out digestive juices that aren’t needed, and this stops that. But they won’t pay. And it’s $1300 out of pocket! Ugh.
I’ve been struggling with nausea and vomiting off and on. It is just a fact of the intestinal obstruction. If it can’t go down it wants to come up, sorry if that’s TMI. So that’s the balancing act. Sometimes it’s a great relief. Sometimes I just want to inhibit it with drugs. Some of the drugs put me to sleep. Last night I had the best sleep in ages because I didn’t wake up often, and slept hard. Probably thanks to said drugs. Luckily mostly the things that come up, go out my drainage bag. Also sorry if that’s TMI. Ugh. Fact of my life at the moment.
So anyway, we are busily getting ready to go to Mexico. Got to get to it.
Please pray that the treatments will be effective, the cancer will recede, the intestinal obstruction will clear entirely, and I will be able to get back to normal in my pro-health, anti-cancer journey.
I’ve been reading Dr. Joe Dispenza’s You Are the Placebo. There is a lot of GOOD SCIENCE that says I should be able to effect my own healing here through mind-body interactions. Please also pray that I will be able to learn how to do this fast enough to make it happen.
I wish I knew Spanish in addition to French at this point, but all I can say for now is, Gracias!