Saturday, January 9

Rays of Hope.

 Without going into too many details, I just wanted to post a short update, as so many of you have been so kind, and generous in your thoughts, comments & kind wishes to both me and GOM.

He had several problems, (not to do with his eyesight, but as well as the eyesight).
Problems which he has had for some time, though they suddenly seemed to accelerate in odd ways.

Our Doctor sent him for blood tests, and at the last minute decided to send him for CT Scans also.

The  Scan results shocked everyone including the Doctor, who fitted us into his hectic schedule on Friday for more or less urgent consultation. The scan results were backed up by the blood tests, so there was no error.

The Doctor talked to us, telling us the truth, telling us also, that it is not necessarily as grim as it seems. He has put Gom on some strong medications, and is hopeful he can avoid a hospital term, but told us to be aware it may be unavoidable. A positive outcome is by no means guaranteed, but he cheered us with his positive attitude, and information that treatments are available. He is a very straight talking man, and calls a spade a spade!

Gom also has a very unpleasant hacking cough, which is unrelated to the other problems, but as you may imagine, it is very wearing for both of us to live with.

Gom was considerably cheered after seeing the Doctor. However he does tire very quickly & needs plenty of rest. He still has his sense of humour, and when I refused to let him peg up the washing, asked me "Why?"
I replied "I hate the way you peg it up", so he laughed, & told me it has taken me a damn long time to tell him!

After his breakfast in bed, he told me he is relishing the TLC!

He won't be missing any pills either, because now the Pill Nazi has taken over the doling out of same!!

One good aspect- I get to drive the car!!

This song was a favourite when we were younger and a lot less Grey!

27 comments:

Pauline said...

Thanks for the update Meggie - do hope GOM (and you) feel much better soon. Grim news is never welcome so it's good the Dr. could give you some rays of sunshine.

Stomper Girl said...

Good to hear about the rays of hope Meggie. x

persiflage said...

Dear Meggie, it is good to hear there are positive things in all this, and that you know what is to be faced and dealt with. I hope the pills help, that the nasty cough goes away, and that the washing continues to be well pegged out. I am glad that you are now the chauffeur, and the Pill Nazi. Hugs to you both.

Mary said...

I really can only echo what persiflage has said - and to offer you a virtual hug - and my admiration for you - finding the rays of hope - and your indomitable spirit which always shines through in everything you write about...

xxx

Joyce said...

Best wishes for GOM's health. I hope the pills make the difference. And drive carefully. You don't want to heard "I told you so!"

marigold jam said...

Oh Meggie I am so glad to hear you sounding a little more upbeat. Where there's life there's hope as the saying goes. Hope GOM proves to be a good patient and that you manage to keep your cool as a nurse. Do keep us posted won't you?

Love and hugs

Jane

Linds said...

Another hug coming your way, Meggie - rays of hope are always welcome. And a positive attitude and a doctor who backs that up sounds like a great combination. Make sure you look after yourself too! Lots of love.

Molly said...

Better to know your opponent than not! Best of luck dealing with all this Meggie. Hope things look up for you in the coming year! Hugs from Molly.

Catalyst said...

That sounds very promising, Meggie. Don't wear yourself out but tell GOM to enjoy as much of that TLC as he can get.

daysgoby said...

That's great to hear! Just remember to take time for you, too....

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Just knowing what you are facing makes it easier to cope, I think. After my husband's second heart attack I took over his pills, too. I make him keep an index card with his meds and dosage in his wallet so that he can refer to it when he wonders what he takes! I don't always go with him for check-ups and have been called from time to time to see if his meds have changed. Men are, after all is said and done, just little boys in big boy clothes! Know that I am holding you and GOM in my thoughts and prayers.

Warty Mammal said...

I am so glad you got him to the doctor. It sounds as though the situation is serious, yet there's relief to be found in having a better picture of what one is fighting.

My best to both of you.

fifi said...

good luck you you both, sending you love.

Jennifer said...

Thanks for updating, your last post was cause for concern...at least you both now know how things are. And you are Queen of the Car Keys!

Jo said...

Oh, Meggie...! I don't know what else to say that hasn't already been said by everyone here, except ((((hugs)))). Please keep us posted, and tell GOM to enjoy the TLC. :-)

ancient one said...

Hey Meggie,

I'm so glad I got a chance to check out your blog tonight... I was thinking of you today and wondering how things were going. So glad that you can find the rays of hope in every situation. Praying and hoping for the best for both you and GOM. XXOO

quiltmom said...

Hey Meggie,
It sounds like really good news for you both- my father in law used to say that getting older was not for wusses - he faced his own challenges in his later years but he had a great attitude that kept him young. He would have liked your straight talking GP doctor.

Wishing you all the best in 2010- may it bring you good health and good times with family and friends.

Warmest regards,
Anna

Fi from Four Paws and Whiskers said...

Just read back on your blog as I missed the last post - sorry to hear about GOM and glad there is some positive news at least.
Thinking of you
fi

Thimbleanna said...

Oh dear Meggie! This does sound awfully serious -- although, at least you got the pegging order (ha!) straightened out. I hope the bits of hope turn into jumbo rays of sunshine!

Pat said...

Glad that today's news is better. My thoughts are with you.

Helen said...

Hi Meggie

Sorry to hear GOM is not well. I had to laugh about hanging out the washing :-)

heartinsanfrancisco said...

I'm so sorry for what you are both going through, but it sounds as if Gom is in excellent hands, and there are new medical advances in all fields every day.

I'm a Pill Nazi, too, and I would like to send you some TLC of your own because I know how much you need it. My very warmest wishes for a good and miraculous outcome.

Kitty said...

When you're doling out that TLC to GOM, please make sure you give yourself some as well? OK? Or you might find the blogging nazis on your back ;-)

I'm so very sorry to read that you have trials ahead. Please know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Keep writing Meggie, you're so good at it.

xxx

The Sagittarian said...

Good that you've got your GP onto the case, and that he.she is very reassuring - all things to help the situation as you both learn to work it through. best of wishes, Meggie.

mrwriteon said...

Appreciate the update and while all isn't necessarily well, it's not ominous either. May it all come out OK.

Marja said...

Oh Megg you are both so strong stil having such a great sense of humour I will think about you two and lets hope for the best Lots of hugs dear

Cathi said...

I'm glad there are some rays of hope in all this. Sounds like you've got a great GP.