Monday, November 3, 2008

Monday, Nov. 3, 2008

Judy has been off chemo for almost two months and is feeling somewhat better overall. Though I don't think that the cancer has shrunk during this time. She does not seem to have any interest in going back on the chemo, but we will see when she meets with her oncologist again in a week or so.

Jerry spent the last 24 hours in the University Hospital trying to determine what was causing his heavily blooded stools. They did find an Arterio-Venous Malformation during his colonoscopy. (You can Google AVM for more information.) This malformation is when there are no capillaries between an artery and a vein. The blood just recirculates, without feeding the cells. Usually it is not a problem, but ocassionaly the vein ruptures. This is what caused the bleeding in his stools. They cauterized the rupture and told him that he was good for several more years.

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