4 Down 1 To Go: Chemo

Still doing great, however had a couple hiccups along the way last night. Because scleroderma has already affected my heart with a condition known as pulmonary hypertension, they are being super careful and watching my heart like it belongs to a newborn child. My blood pressure spiked to 177/78 at 4:30am and the night nurse started shaking just a little. The bonus round for today’s jeopardy game was my heart rate dropped to 44. Bottom line- heart was working hard to beat very slowly.

Met with Dr. Burt this morning and instantly started a plan of action to handle all of these “minor” challenges. A few more tests, a few more meds and they are putting this humpty dumpty back together again.

On to happier news, 24 continuous hours with my lovely daughter Victoria makes the hours fly by and feel like seconds. It’s a tough way to get her undivided attention. Turns out- it works. Victoria’s presence here with me overnight allowed me to give Rocky a much deserved timeout in our beautiful home away from home.

Each day they encourage me to move and I of course have set a goal of 10 laps around the floor. I have made some nice friends here and say hi on my way. 8 laps down today, 2 more to go tonight. Netflix and daily check ins with my girls help the time pass.

If you are reading this, do me a special favor please. Tomorrow, starting at 10am CST, send up an extra prayer for the harder chemo. I am tough but it just might be tougher.

Love you all,

Betsy

 

 

20 thoughts on “4 Down 1 To Go: Chemo

  1. Yth Reply

    Beautiful view. Glad you have your beautiful daughter by your side. Hope the blood pressure can be managed and my prayers are strong especially for tomorrow. I know how strong and positive you are Betsy just know that when you can’t, God can and will. Love to all of you.

  2. Kristy Reply

    You got this Betsy… you are so strong. Love to Vic and Rocky. And all my love and prayers for you.πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

  3. Walt and Lee Reply

    You’ve got this girl. We are all here behind you 100%. Gentle germ free hug over the internet!

    • Betsy Craig Post authorReply

      I totally know you are all here with me, for me, and all surrounding me with love. Thank you my friend

  4. Dee Reply

    Stay strong my dear! Sending you hugs and lots of love. Battle on❀️❀️❀️

  5. Mary Winter Reply

    Of course Betsey I will be sending healing thoughts your way. πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

  6. TL Reply

    Sending you love and the knowing that Spirit flowing through all is lighting the way for your chemo tomorrow resulting in return to perfect health!πŸ™πŸ˜˜

  7. Claudia Jaffa Reply

    Prayers will be going out non-stop and especially tomorrow! Looks like you are staying instyle! So happy Victoria is there with you. Sending Angels your way!

  8. Kathy Reply

    Sending you prayers, hope and strength, Betsy. Kick this illness out!

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