"Good Morning," as my brother always says. I should have such a good outlook on life, but lately it's hard to keep a smile on my face....but I do try for Jimmy's sake.
Jimmy is constantly in severe pain these days, and it's not from his cancer. It's his back, left hip and left shoulder. He can no longer walk without aid and this aid's back is hurting too from trying to shoulder the weight of her husband, moving him from his bed to the bathroom or to the recliner in the living room.
Yesterday I spent moving furniture to make room for a combination walker/seat/wheelchair that I just purchased from Amazon. It was almost impossible to move it around from one place to another until I moved a few things out of the way. I still don't know how I will get him out for appointments, but it has come to that place where I will need to call someone over to help me take Jimmy to his appointments and to chemo.
Oh, and for those that want to know.....Jimmy is doing fine as far as the lung cancer is concerned. It is being contained in his left lung and the chemo is keeping it from getting any larger. The chemo is doing its job, but it's the side effects that are causing Jimmy so much pain and recurring hospital admissions for one thing or another. He's a fighter though! Jimmy has been on chemo since July of 2013 without a break.