Tuesday, December 18, 2012

December 18, 2012

Near the end of a long year.  Roger is doing very well, and is much better than this time last yearCa (which is about the time the bladder bleeding started)  It has been 3 years since the PSA starting doubling every 6 months, keeping in mind those were the days when the PSA levels were in the single digits.  PSA now in the 30-40 range, and we (Roger, I, and the medical professionals) consider that a good sign since the PSA is rather stable, for now.
Roger has Cardio Rehab 3 times a week, and has become a flirt with the nurses, trying to "bust a move" with           them all during class.  (They are all female).  Some days I get a chance to walk around the hospital grounds while he is in class, have a route of about a mile and a half, and sometimes time for a cup of java and/or errands.
I would love to go on and on about the daily struggles that are ongoing with medicare, health insurance, prescription insurance, billing, and such but it would turn into a PHD dissertation.  Needless to say, most weeks at least 4 hours are dedicated to talking to someone, somewhere about one of the above.  Maybe on another day.  I keep notes about these things since I can not possibly remember every conversation at this point as to what happened when, where and how.
Enjoying this time of relative good health, and wish good health for everyone reading.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Just a thought for the day

The Storm
"And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about."
— Haruki Murakami