Monday, January 4, 2010

moving right along

Wendy met with her local general practitioner today. Nothing was accomplished but the conversation was promising and Wendy has a lot of "next steps" to take. Her doctor is going to prescribe a lower dose Fentanyl patch. The high dose might be what is making her nauseous. Her doctor also felt it was time to start weaning her off such a strong dose of pain medicine. She has been on the Fentanyl patch for pain management for over two months. She is extremely scared about the prospect of being in a lot of pain if the dose is too low. Please pray the dose is strong enough to ward off pain and at the same time lessened enough to eliminate nausea.

She is going to make an appointment with her gastroenterologist. She has a list of questions to ask him and she might need to have an endoscopy done. She is anxious about ANY procedure. Just talking about the test put her on the verge of tears during today's appointment.

They are waiting for biopsy results to know more about the severity of Wendy's C. difficile. It might actually not be the cause of her nausea. She doesn't have any other major C. difficile symptoms so her doctor thinks it might be on the verge of being gone on its own. The biopsy results will be more specific than the blood test results she received last week.

She is making an appointment with her local oncologist to have some much needed dialogue, post surgery. She will also need to start getting scans done every three months to make sure the cancer is completely gone and is staying away.

Her wound is not infected. It has opened a bit so pray that it closes on its own and doesn't get infected. Scar tissue underneath the wound is causing it to tighten and open. Pray for that wound. Oh that awful gone!

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you; not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let your heart not be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27


  1. Hello Mrs.Manzo I hope your wound doesn't get infectedI'll be praying for that tonight. My kids Edgar and Jessica are excited about going back to school on monday,there are lots af people at RB that miss you,teachers,students,parents,we can't wait until see you back again at the school. GET BETTER!Abigail rodriguez.

  2. thinking of you and praying for all of you. Remember...God is in control. He is all knowing. Everlasting to Everlasting. Keep up the good fight :) Deserie