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Cancer Journey – Part 4

Published December 1, 2017 by lynn k scott

This is the second week of the second chemo cycle.  I would say it was almost uneventful; well, up until last night.

I realized I had way too much medication left in one of the bottles.  I realized I hadn’t been taking enough.  Part of that is my error; part is on the doctor and pharmacy for how it was written.  It was written to where the dosage could be take 4 pills daily.  The reality is I was supposed to take 4 pills in the morning and 4 in the evening.  Add in, this new idea of putting all the dosages on the same label, only adds to the confusion.

I will get three and a half days of the correct dosage.  In addition to the poor writing of the prescription, it the oncologist is to blame for refusing to cover the actual dosage with me.  It really goes back to the on-going poor communication.

As I was discharged for the Cancer Center’s care, for lack of communication, I was going on my own these two weeks, with no medical supervision.  It’s proven not to be an issue where the medicine is concerned.

Currently, I’m still not having horrible side effects, which would require a medical professional’s intervention.  Thank heaven for small miracles.  Without having a doctor to consult, my only option would have been to go to the local emergency room.

It’s a sad day when such a serious medical issue is handled so carelessly.  Today, I’m officially registered with a new carrier and provider.  I meet my new Primary doctor next week.  I hope she can get the emergency oncology referral taken care of and I hope I can get my medication next week as well.

I put this as a status (on Facebook) yesterday.  I wish more doctors understood this concept.

If more doctors would realize there are patients in tune with their health and we use them as guidance and not God, healthcare could actually be about care and not maintaining someone.

Continued prayers would be appreciated as this battle is so up-in-the-air.

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Sun goes down, you come in

Published May 8, 2015 by lynn k scott

With my daughter finally connecting with the neighborhood girls, she is constantly outside.  It can make getting assignments done timely a bit more challenging, but friends and exercise are part of education too.  As long as everything gets done, I can’t complain about my 9-year old not wanting to sit mindlessly in front of the television or watching kid videos on youtube.

She has the same rule I had as a kid, when the sun goes down, you come in.  She is playing in our “circle”.  It’s nice that several parents are situated around the circle, so someone is always watching the kids.

It reminds me of, “it takes a village to raise a child.”  All the parents have discussed making corrections if the kids squabble, are riding scooters in the street and the like.

I walk outside to call the lil miss home before the last of the light in the evening sky give way to the light of the moon.  She was close to the house.  I have somehow agreed to them having a sleepover here next weekend.  Oh that should be “interesting”. No matter, the lil miss is very happy with being part of the “neighborhood kids”.

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