Palliative Care

My palliative care team is my doc (Dr D) and Harry, my social worker. They are amazing, and I’m so grateful for them.

We had a virtual visit this morning. It had been a while, so we had lots of catching up to do. There was laughing and crying. We took the full hour.

She’s adding some new meds into the mix (liquid methadone), and tweaking others. Having a doctor on my team whose entire focus is my quality of life is definitely a blessing. If you have MBC, you should def check into palliative care. It’s a game changer.

Dr. D thinks I should give more thought to whether or not radiation is the right treatment plan for me, given everything. She had valid points. The potential side effects, like extreme dry eye, may be more problematic than the supposed benefits, especially given that the eye doesn’t typically bother me. More to think about. I certainly have enough problems as is.

I guess I’ll talk it over with Dr. B once we get my scan results. I do know that I’m not ready to give up yet. I’m down to start another chemo, if that’s what needs to happen.

I’ve been feeling slightly more like myself this last week. I wish I knew why.

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