Hi Guy's I'm writing an update on Wazza. He's travelling OK. He's still weak from chemo, even with the lower dose. His nausea is the biggest problem, were copping with it, we have too, don't we. Yesterday Wazz had an appointment with his oncologist. An hour before we left home, Wazz was having trouble coordinating his left hand (his left handed), we put it down to him having had a hot shower & still weak from chemo. On the way into the hospital he was having funny feeling in his left hand & his left arm kept falling off the arm rest. Wazza's oncologist did some basic tests on him, he told Wazz he was having a mild stroke. Sent him off to have a CT scan on his brain straight away, to confirm his cancer hadn't spread to the brain. Results were all clear. His oncologist then put Wazz on aspirin to thin his blood down. He told me to keep an eye on his condition, if he became worse to take him straight to emergency. Last night having dinner his left hand kept falling in his dinner which made him mad, because he couldn't control his left hand. His still sleeping. I'll see how he goes today. Take care all, Merkel & Wazza
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Hi Merkel, Thanks for the update. Sending my good energies to Wazza. Best, Totocol (aka Raul)
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Hi Merkel, Wazza & Raul, I havent been around for a while so there is a lot of catching up to do. Sorry to hear that Wazza is not doing all that well. It really is a battle & I hope things get easier for him soon. Could the issue with his hand and arm be from the chemo? I still have complete numbness in my hand most of the time & they say its from the chemo. I also have ringing in my ears, which is not pleasant. Merkel I will reply to your message today. I hope things start to look up for you guys really soon. You're in my thoughts. Take care Butterfly
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Hi Merkel and Wazza, Just a little note to let you know, you are both in our thoughts. Love from The Johansen Family xx :)
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Hi Butterfly, It's good to hear from you, hope your keeping well. The numbness in your hand from chemo?. Wazz was told he may have numbness in his finger tips from cisplatin. His index finger on his left hand always feels cold, the tip of his finger has gone the colour of blue/purple. The day he had his mild stroke he was complaining that his left hand was really cold, he kept his left hand in his pocket to keep it warm. The rest of his body was of normal temperature. I don't know if the chemo caused the mild stroke?. It was his left arm & left hand that was affected. Who knows?. I'll ask more questions tomorrow when Wazz has his double chemo. I don't expect any answers, just a smile and a roll of the eyes. Take care, Merkel
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Hi Merkel & Wazza, I havent been around for a couple of months & have been thinking about you both & wondering how things were going. I will send you a private message. Take care
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