On the 'medical' side, we start another round of tests and hospital appointments this week. The following week we have an appointment with the Oncologist who will assess the progression of the cancer and its on-going effects and symptoms. She will then decide whether any further medical intervention should be instigated yet.
Suzie then has to have an overnight Oximetry test to monitor her pulse rate and oxygen levels while she sleeps. MSA causes the malfunction of many autonomic bodily functions such as breathing, heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, swallowing etc. Most of us don't even think about these things because they are controlled automatically but, in MSA patients, they aren't, so they need to be monitored, and corrective intervention applied where necessary.