Another Round of Temodar Completed

Thank heavens this round was not so bad; no picnic but compared to previous rounds, Gorman didn’t feel the side effects for as long, nor were they so severe.  The nausea and “chemo-head” still come and go but he’s doing pretty well.

We have a new primary care doctor and Gorman saw him yesterday.  I was determined that we would never ever go back to the doctor who told him for six months last year that the headaches, nausea and dizziness were caused by his blood pressure.  So we had to get started with a new doctor and Gorman did not want to deal with this, saying that he was sick of doctors, hospital and needles but he needed someone to monitor his cholesterol and blood pressure so I drug him to my new primary care doctor and it was a great visit.  He and Gorman really hit it off, joking and carrying on and he made some changes in his medicines that were good.  Interestingly, this man is the cousin of our oncologist.

Gorman went to Lab Corp this morning for blood work for UAB and was so happy not to be in Birmingham for that.  We do head up there next week but will leave Birmingham and go to the mountains, Highlands, NC.  Some dear friends offered their cabin to us and we, of course, said yes.  I understand the temperatures are in the seventies up there so we can’t wait!  We are cramming in all the fun that we can, in between UAB appointments, doctor appointments and chemo.

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Posted on August 15, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. So glad to hear more GOOD NEWS! God Bless you! Christine & Bobby

    Sent from my iPhone

  2. Hey~ GREAT NEWS!!!! I vote for FUN anytime and anyplace you can grab it!!! NC sounds like a winner to me!!! Cool days and nights along with some beautiful scenery sounds down right fantastic!!! Enjoy and congrats on the successful new doctor!! We love ya’ll and continue to keep you in our daily prayers!! Always, MEL and TOMMY

  3. Hope y’all see the Nortons.
    I am jealous!!! You are so lucky to have each other.
    GRATITUDE!!!

  4. Well, here I am posting a note right behind my favorite fella….and I was writing to invite you to dinner, but I see Adam has already invited you to have dinner with us!! 🙂
    Please call–828-526-5594
    Sandy and Archie

  5. It was good seeing you today. You and Gorman have a great time in N. C. and enjoy the cool weather.

  6. Robert & Betty McLendon

    Great news. Have a fun trip to the mountians and enjoy that coool weather. So thankful you both are doing good and can enjoy those in between times by spending time together. Still praying for you both.

  7. What good news that you are now ‘in good hands with’ the new doctor. Now head for the hills…As always you both are in my prayers.
    Love, Rita Wells

  8. So good to hear from you and really good to hear good news about new doctor! God continues to place you in good hands!! Enjoy your trip
    to the mountains!! Take Care!! Karen & Jimmy

  9. Sept. 2 – GORMAN and Beverly – if you are still in Highlands, you know Bessie and Leland are there too. THEY will host our board of directors next week-end – the 7th or so – for the meeting and week-end.

    HOPE you are enjoying some better weather – with the storm last week, humidity and almost 90 degree weather here today, that is surely a great change. SO many good reports from you guys. SO good TO GET good medical reports – we keep you on TOP of the prayer list always. WE are coming to O. Beach again mid month – after Megan’s wedding on 8th. ONE day we’ll see if you are around, and maybe grab coffee together.

    Jann and George Puckett

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