The news of the Echo and EF, and then feeling so sick and tired of hearing new cancer diagnosis was just starting to weigh heavily on me. No, not starting, CONTINUING to weigh heavily on me. No -- I'm not sick and tired of hearing about them really, please keep telling me; just SO SICK AND SAD of knowing that it seems to be so prevalent these days. And do not even begin to tell me there is some reason behind it, that we cancer victims (yes we are victims) are doing something wrong, eating the wrong thing, doing the wrong stuff, living the wrong way..... Even the professionals say it is so random that they cannot figure it out. Because believe me, if I knew what was causing all this, I would do what it takes to make changes this very second in time. There, that is off my chest. :-)
Backtrack slightly... On Monday morning my sister, Donna, left to return home to Montana after a week's stay with my dear sister Nancy, who just lost her sweet husband, Nat, to colon cancer. Nathaniel Davis died on April 9th. His services are tomorrow, Saturday. He fought long and hard, the valiant battle against this horrific disease. After 3.5 years fighting, staying positive, and being an inspiration to us all, the last few weeks were trying and very sad for my sister to watch him slowly fade, suffer, and still be there every moment with loving, gentle care. I cannot believe how difficult it all must have been. Yesterday, another dear friend shared that it was very similar when her husband passed of pancreatic cancer a few years back. I had not learned of what the final days were like until just then.
I'm in contact with my cardiologist to learn more about the Echo. He wants me to research Entresto as a new medication possibility. My first concern is the mention not to take it with liver disease. I'll need to see if breast cancer mets in the liver is a concern. Either way, it just is hard news to swallow at the moment. Give me time and I'll shake it off as I always do.
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