Checking In: 2024-02-19

Checking in for 2024-02-19:

Last week my intention was to work on my meaningful work for 30 minutes a day. I didn't do so great with this because of my health. This leads into the next part of this. I'm currently in a hospital bed at Beaumont. The jaundice that I was experiencing was because of heightened levels of bilirubin. Lately they've been in the 1.x range. Today it was in the 12.18 range. I literally went in for an appointment at 10:40 to see Dr. Jaiyesimi and was then admitted to the hospital while I was in his office. They did an ultrasound and CAT scan (of which the results are in) and are figuring out next actions based on that. I don't feel awful other than looking like a new breed of Oompa Loompa. We'll see what the results bring.

Dr. Jaiyesimi pulled me off of the Regorafenib (nee: Stivarga, Regonix). I'm not sure if that is temporary or what but it's yet-another drug that has not worked for me. I'm hoping there are more chances for me to fight this disease but right now I am taking it as just another datapoint in the progression of my disease.

Today was a weird day overall. I got breakfast, got cleaned up, called Cancer Care Associates about the jaundice, had an appointment for 10:40, and met with the cardiologist at 9:00 for a phone visit. It was super productive up until I was sent to the hospital. Funny thing is it feels a bit like relief to know that something will be done about this. Like I said, I don't know what in particular but still...

More as I know it. Right now I'm looking to catch up and get some rest. That is my intention this week as I'm not sure what will be coming later on.