Tuesday, February 7, 2017
An Update on my SIL.. and thank you
The doctor that WAS treating her is the same one that treated my FIL. Terry and I never agreed with the treatment he recommended, as other family members did or didn't. It was not our decision, it was my FIL's. When Marcella was first diagnosed, she went under the care of that same doctor. He owns a cancer treatment center here in South Bend. Chemo, Radiation and meds are all received through his Center. Somehow that does not seem correct to me....but I'll move on with this story. The Center removed a cancerous spot and lymph node...oh, so she thought! She went on to receive Chemo...no radiation.
When she went to IUMC for the second opinion, she had tests and saw a Doc who told her they would be able to give her medication to keep her comfortable. They found sources to pay for the treatment. That doc took Marcella's case to their board after so they could review the tests etc they had taken. There are several things that are still in review. Let me tell you...the first doctor did not remove the cancerous lymph node and it was broadcasting cancerous cells to other parts of her body. The Chemo doc didn't catch that and he SHOULD have. What a fiasco. She is so joyous I didn't talk to her about if there were something legal they should be doing about THAT. Anyway, she is going to have surgery as soon as it is scheduled. I'm not sure what exactly they will remove. She is on medication that will encircle the spots that won't be removed but will keep them from growing and should reduce their size. We have always heard that IU was one of the best places to go for cancer treatment. Our hospital in Goshen's cancer treatment is affiliated with IU. We wanted her to go there from the beginning, but she had faith in Dad's doc. She went through a lot of pain and suffering both physical and mental only to find out she was not getting proper care.
I have no further comment about what I shared with you above....frankly I don't know what to say or how I should be feeling about it.
Now, for the thank you!! I am using our laptop to type this post. It drives me crazy. Sometimes I don't touch anything and the curser jumps somewhere I don't want it to be. It is so annoying. Not sure if it's to do with windows 10 or the laptop. I have received and read every one of your past comments. I usually like to respond to each one. That is so easy when I receive a notification of your comment in my gmail. But when I have to read them from the comments section of my dashboard, I would have to go back to gmail to type the email to you and this danged laptop does not cooperate too well. So THANK YOU so much for all your comments and well wishes. If you didn't receive a personal response, it was NOT because I didn't care. I appreciate all that read my posts, whether you comment or not.
Thankful....well so many things, but today I am especially grateful for my two doctors...Dr. James Reidy and Dr. James Flynn. I love those guys!!