Thursday, January 30, 2014

Hubby Got New Tats

The husband had his appointment with Dr. Nguyen and Nurse Kim today. Ugh, I hated that I wasn't there. To help me, the hubby asked if he could record their conversation so I wouldn't miss out on anything. Dr N allowed it. Plus the husband took notes.  Then they gave him additional info to bring home. Dr N even said on the video if I had any questions, for me to call him and he'd answer anything I needed clarification on. Can I say how much I like them?! But unfortunately, Dr N is leaving in two weeks!!! He is getting the husband's treatment plan in order and will turn it over to the new radiation oncologist coming in to take his position. Dr N is headed to Washington DC. Boo. Guess what the new doc's name is? Dr Nguyen! At least we don't have to learn a new name!

The husband also had his planning CT scan today. They took measurements and got him tattooed. Now, he'll be able to go right in and get zapped. They set his tentative start date for Februaury 12th.  He'll go in the afternoons daily (except for the weekends) for at least 25 treatments. He should be able to work while getting radiation. They said side effects and tiredness would most likely start about week three. So he may need to take some days off just to rest during that time.

Dr N reiterated over and over he is not to lift anything. The husband even had Kim ask the doc for a weight. He can't lift over how much? Dr N said NO lifting! Nothing over 0 lbs! Do you know how hard that is going to be for the husband? Gonna have to keep an eagle eye on him. Maybe I can put a shock collar on him. That way when I see him doing something he's not suppose to I won't even have to yell.  Just zap. Bet he'd drop whatever he was lifting!!


Denise at Autumn Sky said...

Sounds like you're going to have to put his boots on for him because I bet they weigh a few pounds. Wishing you all the best as you head down this road.

fernvalley01 said...

tell him listen up and NO lifting. it will be worth it in the long run to be patient

Farmchick said...

I have not been out visiting in blog land for so long...I didn't know about any of this...prayers for your hubby and you!

lisa said...

I have to agree, that is one of the hardest things for any man and that is not lifting! When the hubby had to have pins put into his wrist, when he jumped off the rig to avoid being crushed, he was not supposed to be doing anything. What does he do, takes the dozer out and snow plows! You better have eyes on the back of your head too!