This lovely space is my new place to convalesce. The sunny peaceful rooms and welcoming kitchen are AWESOME!
I have room for friends to visit, cook dinner, even spend the night. When I am ill visitors can be more frequent and resident, the space accommodates the care taking process gracefully. Not only this, but the house is 2 blocks from Lake Nokomis and 1 block from Minnehaha Creek and Parkway. Spring and Summer will be MAGNIFICENT here, so I plan to stick around and enjoy it!
This incredible end of life miracle is possible due to the generosity of an angel friend who has allowed me to rent this space for "a song".
UPDATE: I have been very sick for over a week, struggling to breathe and spiking daily low grade fevers. Treatment for pneumonia did not resolve the problem so I was temporarily removed from the study drug (lung inflammation is a side effect). My symptoms have not cleared but I am much improved. My energy is the best in 2 months and I'm eating like a horse (no nausea). I have started a second round of antibiotics, hoping this will clear the fever and remaining shortness of breath. I am scheduled to resume the study drug on Monday. My drug dose will be reduced with hope that the side effects will remit. If not, I will request another dose reduction. It is possible that I simply cannot tolerate this drug. Looking forward I have begun to investigate other treatment options (there are a few) or the possibility of using Tarceva or CO-1686 as palliative chemo, slowing the cancer while in hospice. If there are no treatment options, or if treatment side effects remove quality of life, my care gets transferred to hospice. My plan is to stay in this Heavenly Hospice home until my condition gets medically serious, at that point I will transfer to North Memorial Residential Hospice.
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