On 01.02.02, I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Too late for surgery, I had chemotherapy, which failed. In May the chemotherapy was changed and I was soon in remission which was celebrated and welcome and lasted nine years - until October 2011. There was progression in 2011 so more treatment was indicated and I am now back in partial remission. But I'm not only a cancer patient - I also enjoy my family, walk my dogs and am learning to draw and paint. Life is good!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Just shoot me...

   I broke my left arm - almost shoulder - on Sunday, two days ago, except that it feels like six months in hell.  The pain is horrific some of the time, manageable some of the time.  I use a lot of Roxanol (liquid morphine) and sometimes I get loopy and scare Steve. I can only be left alone for about an hour - if we both have cell phones on board (we always do anyway).  No standing if I'm alone.  No standing if I'm not alone unless someone is right next to me.  I cannot tell you how awful this is. We go back to orthopedics on Thursday to decide the next step.

I have my own opinion.


  1. I'm so, so sorry you are going through this. I know I can't begin to imagine what it's like. Holding you and Steve in my heart and in my prayers.


  2. I hope that the orthopedics people were/are able to point some helpful ways forward. As always, keeping my fingers crossed.

  3. Drat. Back on the morphine! I hope some of the pain is lessening by now but I know with my son's smashed foot the pain didn't go away quite that quickly. You've been to the orthopedic by now. Hope they could offer some help.

  4. Oh dear :( That sounds positively awful, and you have been going through so much already!
    I'm praying for you, and your family.


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