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By jcoff012 On 2013.01.03 18:05
A mole on his back that has changed since his last appointment! Got the X-ray and blood tests back today and they already have scheduled an appt. with a dermatologist for Tuesday. Second opinion before going to a specialist. My poor, sweet man. He is a bit withdrawn right now ( only been about an hour since they called). Al, I am letting him process this and giving him time to do his own online research, but, again, it is hard to step back and let him be.

Of course, we both know a great deal about cancer and were not surprised with the doctor calling out his mole changing, but it is scary and will be a long weekend til Tuesday. Fingers crossed on that part...

So, I contacted both of our "kids", and, 'yes, come down tomorrow and Saturday to visit the grand kids.' And, 'yes, we will spend the day on Sunday taking down and boxing up the outdoor decorations for you.'

One thing I am learning is to keep busy, spend time with our kids, and to ASK for help, NOT wait...this will give us time to talk things out, in case we have to deal with yet another health issue. An awful lot of talking happens on the long drive to see our granddaughters...

To others on the board, please hug your PWP and remember, when you think you have it rough, there is always someone else who has it worse. Sad, but very true.

I need to think of something to keep his mind off all of this latest news, so I had better go.

I wish you all a loving, happy weekend...find something that makes you smile. Laughter really IS good medicine! Love you all, Jane

By jcoff012 On 2013.01.03 18:20
About the arthritis, it sounds like that is a normal progression with PD...is it manageable or does it mean even more pills? Yuck.

By mylove On 2013.01.03 23:18
I really hope it turns out to be nothing. Your poor guy...

And on the arthritis, for what it's worth, we're still having a tough time sorting out what's arthritis and what's PD aches and pains. Sometimes it's hard to tell.

Best of luck and keep your chin up.

By jcoff012 On 2013.01.03 23:56
Michelle,

I always keep my chin up! LOL...Seriously, I do.

He was talkative at dinner, but says it is definitely arthritis, that's what the regular doctor says. She is going to talk to the neuro to see what he wants to recommend. Carl, my husband, has an appt. with the neuro in mid February.

Much love, and we need to exchange emails so I can see pics! lol Jane

By jcoff012 On 2013.01.08 19:26
UPDATE!

Carl just got back from the doctor...he has leisions and cysts on his back, but no melanoma. He did tell Carl he has to be extra careful in the sun because PWP are twice as likely to get it! Always something! LOL

PHEW! What a relief! Jane ;)

By LOHENGR1N On 2013.01.08 19:31
Great news Jane!

By mylove On 2013.01.09 00:52
Thank heavens! We like to joke around our house that he can't have one more disease - they only issue one per customer and having more than one would be downright greedy. ;)

By parkinit On 2013.01.12 23:23
Yeah! So glad of your results.


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