eureka254's MedHelp Blogs http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/419309 Medical communities and forums staffed by doctors from leading medical centers. Over 325 forums and communities providing medical information and medical help. en Joy & Pain This community will always strike a bit of both in me, but there are so many here who help tip the ba eureka254 Thu, 17 Jan 2013 21:50:05 -0600 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/659608/Joy--Pain http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/659608/Joy--Pain Today “There are those among us who are blessed with the power to save what is loved by another. But po eureka254 Wed, 22 Feb 2012 12:44:23 -0600 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/342968/Today- http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/342968/Today- Ativan, Morphine, Death The last hours have come and gone. My husband started showing distress and pain yesterday evening, a eureka254 Fri, 03 Feb 2012 06:14:18 -0600 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/339430/Ativan--Morphine--Death http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/339430/Ativan--Morphine--Death Waiting for Hospice Thursday marked my husband's 62nd birthday, and I used the early hours of the morning to track down b eureka254 Mon, 30 Jan 2012 06:27:32 -0600 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/338691/Waiting-for-Hospice http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/338691/Waiting-for-Hospice Patches There were some travel delays for our son and a few anxious moments for me, but he arrived safely hom eureka254 Wed, 25 Jan 2012 01:32:12 -0600 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/337787/Patches http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/337787/Patches The Call to Come Home The course of events this past week has prompted me to make a most difficult call... my husband's con eureka254 Tue, 17 Jan 2012 11:26:44 -0600 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/336430/The-Call-to-Come-Home http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/336430/The-Call-to-Come-Home Chemo Session #4 The day started out quite well; rather than having to rouse my husband for chemo this morning, he was eureka254 Wed, 11 Jan 2012 20:14:58 -0600 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/335380/Chemo-Session-4 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/335380/Chemo-Session-4 1/3 Oncology Visit Winter weather arrived with a vengeance today. Since the freak snow the day before Halloween, it's b eureka254 Tue, 03 Jan 2012 20:17:29 -0600 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/333694/1-3-Oncology-Visit http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/333694/1-3-Oncology-Visit Body and Mind The pain of end-stage liver cancer and worsening cirrhosis has been the big challenge the past few mo eureka254 Wed, 28 Dec 2011 19:42:02 -0600 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/332692/Body-and-Mind http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/332692/Body-and-Mind Off Balance Finding joy. Seeking laughter. Embracing life. Exercising grace. Practicing that is hard these days. eureka254 Sat, 17 Dec 2011 23:37:29 -0600 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/331164/Off-Balance http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/331164/Off-Balance Short Visit, Long Day Today was my husband's follow-up visit with the oncologist, and the vitals were okay: BP 117/78, wei eureka254 Wed, 07 Dec 2011 01:13:47 -0600 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/329386/Short-Visit--Long-Day http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/329386/Short-Visit--Long-Day Chemo for HCC metastasis The last day of November marked the first day of my husband's new chemo treatments. For everyone else eureka254 Fri, 02 Dec 2011 18:05:49 -0600 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/328663/Chemo-for-HCC-metastasis http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/328663/Chemo-for-HCC-metastasis 11/22 Oncology Visit It was a very long wait for the physician today. The nurse kept coming back to check on us, and her eureka254 Wed, 23 Nov 2011 00:05:36 -0600 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/326949/11-22-Oncology-Visit http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/326949/11-22-Oncology-Visit 11/15 Oncology Visit Yesterday was the monthly oncology visit, but this month it was very different. As soon as we wa eureka254 Wed, 16 Nov 2011 19:50:31 -0600 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/325726/11-15-Oncology-Visit http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/325726/11-15-Oncology-Visit Oct Labs Nexavar 400mg/2x day BP 128/87 (Sep 107/73) AFP 165 H (Sep 98.3 H) Hgb 9.2 L (Sep 8.1 L) Platel eureka254 Tue, 01 Nov 2011 21:24:10 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/322874/Oct-Labs http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/322874/Oct-Labs Winter of My Discontent... It started snowing today shortly after noon hour... big, fat, fluffy flakes... way too early for this eureka254 Sun, 30 Oct 2011 02:28:30 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/322393/Winter-of-My-Discontent http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/322393/Winter-of-My-Discontent Blood Draw Next Monday? It's such an integral part of treatment, the drudgery of blood drawing. Some folks go monthly, and s eureka254 Tue, 25 Oct 2011 21:08:34 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/321738/Blood-Draw-Next-Monday http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/321738/Blood-Draw-Next-Monday No Painkillers for This Chest pain. The kind that just brings you right to the ground. Feels like your heart just shriveled u eureka254 Mon, 10 Oct 2011 19:01:44 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/319070/No-Painkillers-for-This http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/319070/No-Painkillers-for-This A Frightening Change in Attitude It's been a little over two weeks since my husband started on the Nexavar, but things seem to be gett eureka254 Sat, 24 Sep 2011 19:26:53 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/316052/A-Frightening-Change-in-Attitude http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/316052/A-Frightening-Change-in-Attitude An Old Classic Redone Well Love the original, but really feeling this version these days. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xvk-U eureka254 Wed, 14 Sep 2011 23:55:44 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/314189/An-Old-Classic-Redone-Well http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/314189/An-Old-Classic-Redone-Well