Drugs are bad


Just to quickly sum things up…I spent the night in the hospital being woken every 3 hours from my drug induced haze for vital signs. In the early morning the intern came in and told me they were waiting to do the MRI which was scheduled for 8pm on Monday night! I was laughing and annoyed….I told him there was no way I was hanging around until Tuesday morning. I spoke with my oncologist whose main concern was my pain control. At that point my pain was being controlled without IV medication and the pain was more dull than sharp. The only issue left was to have the oncology surgeon to take a look at the cat scan. It revealed nothing but some build up of fluid in my chest. Which likely had nothing to do with the pain in my collar bone. So we were back to square one. We have no idea what caused the pain. It could be cancer that is not that yet detectable. It could be radiating pain from my t1 t2 vertebrae lesions.

All things considered it was an awful way to spend the weekend. The food is bad…the drugs are worse. Mainly because they give you mass quantity of drugs and then proceed to ask you very serious medical questions while I was nodding out on them. Every so often Kelly would answer a question and I would tell him to stop talking. Then they would ask what cancer treatment have you received thus far…and I would want him to answer but he couldn’t. Finally, at 3pm today they let me go. But my medicated drama pain phenomenon was far from over. I managed to have a huge fight with my oldest child and be completely upset by my oldest friend. It has been a very long weekend.

But helping me is good. We will need meals through December on even days. If anyone feels like they are up to it let me know. Right now we have meals on the 4th,6th,8th and 16th. If you are up to it please let us know. As of right now I am not physically up to cooking everyday since my bones hurt. The other issue is that our beautiful Lab/Shepard bit the baby. A small nip in the face for no reason. But at this point we feel like she must go to another home. She has been amazing with the kids and very well behaved and low maintenance…but I am afraid it could happen again. I think that her life has been very disturbed by a lack of attention and we really need her to go to a loving home. Let me know if you are interested.

7 Responses to “Drugs are bad”

  1. leah says:

    hey, you know i’m up for meals i will let you know my schedule this month. i wish i could help you out with the dog but this 6 month old monster of a puppy i have takes so much work, ugh.
    i hope you feel better, let me know if there is anything else you need. e mail me if it’s too much to talk : ) your in our thoughts and prayers always.

  2. Amie says:

    I’d be delighted to bring you food! I’m at amie_sanders@hotmail.com or (215)370-2764. Tell me what you’d like to eat and where I can bring it.


  3. I’ll take Monday the 10th for dinner! I’m gonna ask Lyndsey about the pooch. I don’t have time to shower, I can’t work dog walking into my schedule!
    Call you later, had a crazy weekend, I wound up babysitting instead of finding a babysitter!
    Love, Amy

  4. Lhianna says:

    You always take the time to write and inform us through your blog. You call us and think of us ask us to visit. How are you able to think so much about others when you are in so much pain? No wonder you have so many wonderful friends, and such a wonderful caring family! thank you, Andrea. I wish I could make your pain go away!…Love, Lhi

  5. WhyMommy says:

    Oh how awful, Andrea. I hate that you have to go through this and hate that you spent time in the hospital this weekend. Fark, fark, fark. I hope they got you out of there early and the bone pain lessens soon….

  6. Tim Bathurst says:


    I just wanted to let you know that I love you and I am praying for you. I am calling Amy to see if she is scheduled for any meals. If not, I’ll have her call you.

    Peace to you,


  7. faith says:


    I’m really sorry I haven’t made food for your family yet. I can make you meals on Mondays, but we’ll be away Dec 22-26. Email me or call me and let me know what Mondays you need meals for.