Oncology Appt – Nov. 18, 2013

Cindy brought Erin to Sacramento this morning. They were about a half hour late because they were stuck in traffic on Eastbound Hwy 80.  A Vacaville Corrrectional Facities fire truck was on its way to Sacramento for repairs when it blew a tire on the Yolo Causeway and went through the barbed wire on the right hand shoulder, landing in a drainage ditch. The cabin was crushed, but the driver had minimum injuries. It took several hours for 2 tow trucks to pull the fire truck out of the ditch.

At the Oncology appt this afternoon, the Clinical Assistant, Quinn, who not had seen Erin in 6 months, was stunned by how well Erin spoke. She said that a year ago Erin was having so much difficulty. Erin took all of her medications with her today, and Dr. Adams looked through them, and said that he would love to see Erin get off of the narcotic pain killer. She will have pain during the tapering off process, but it is doable. Dr. Adams was impressed with how well Erin walked with her temporary brace. She took about 8 steps without any aid. He expects her to have a long life.

On the way home we stopped at The Fresh Market which took over the space on Fair Oaks Blvd., formerly occupied by Border’s Book  Store. The Fresh Market is sort of an upscale grocery store. I needed milk and theirs is $1.49 a quart compaired to Save Mart which is $1.69 and Safeway which is $1.99. We of course, found other items to buy and try. Just as we were putting our purchases out for an early dinner, Steve called. He was in Sacramento and said that he could pick up Erin which allowed Cindy to work a little later.

Steve had been in Traverse City, MI, where the 34 degree temperature greeted him. By contrast, it was 54 degrees in Sacramento today.


One thought on “Oncology Appt – Nov. 18, 2013

  1. Scott Holloway November 28, 2013 at 08:15 Reply


    I haven’t stopped by your blog in a while, but I’m so glad to hear Erin is getting along well. Walking without a cane is great, but don’t over do it. A fall, and a broken hip would be very bad. She’s enjoying life and family, and that’s what is important. I hope the reduction in pain killers will improve her quality of life as well. Greetings from your brain tumor friend in Indiana.

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