• What do you have going on this week? Treatments, scans, surgery, check-up? Nothing?

    Asked by GregP_WN on Monday, February 24, 2020

    What do you have going on this week? Treatments, scans, surgery, check-up? Nothing?

    I have a surgery follow up with my ENT Oncologist/surgeon to see how my stoma is healing, and I can get rid of this feeding tube that's hanging out of my belly. I've started eating on my own and I'm able to swallow so far with no issues so it's time to get that sucker out. It's aggravating having to watch out for it all the time. I bumped up against something the other day and it's been sore since then.

    What's going on with you this week?

    22 Answers from the Community

    22 answers
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      Greg, you're doing great!!! That's really encouraging!!

      Me ... I have nothing health-related coming up this week except taking my husband to the doctor ... he doesn't have cancer (that we know of) but has lots of other physical ailments (far more than I do).

      about 1 month ago
    • Kp2018's Avatar
      Kp2018

      I'm so glad you're managing food. What a quality of life improvement!!

      about 1 month ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      KP, yes it is an improvement that is a big goal checked off. Now I'm ready to get this tube out! Just this morning I felt something warm on my leg. I didn't think much of it since I have a heater sitting beside me. I looked down and my tube was draining all over my shirt and pants. That's the first time I've had that happen.

      about 1 month ago
    • cllinda's Avatar
      cllinda

      It is a great improvement. Time for it to come out.
      I had a illeostomy for three months. It was awful. I could hardly eat and it took a while to find the right product for me. I was so happy when I woke up from surgery and found out that it had been reversed. I was so afraid that I would be the 5% of people that it could not be reversed. To me, this was worse than dealing with chemo.
      Now getting ready for my second knee replacement surgery in a couple weeks. Just the things we endure to live.

      about 1 month ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar
      BuckeyeShelby

      Getting rid of the feeding tube is exciting!

      about 1 month ago
    • Skyemberr's Avatar
      Skyemberr

      More folfiri chemo and a CT scan, plus an MRI to the brain. I think today is the only quiet day for me this week.

      about 1 month ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      I have to get my blood checked because I am on blood thinners. At some time I have to stop procrastinating about scheduling follow-up tests.

      about 1 month ago
    • JaneA's Avatar
      JaneA

      Scans today - results on Thursday. Scanxiety as usual.

      about 1 month ago
    • schweetieangel's Avatar
      schweetieangel

      Had my CT scan follow up. They found a nodule on my lung now not sure if its cancer but can't rule it out she said .having another CT scan done in 3-4 months. As they have nothing at the new hospital to compare the scan with.

      about 1 month ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      Greg, it’s so good that you’ll be free of the feeding tube.

      Good luck to everyone who is having tests, surgery, or awaiting test results.

      about 1 month ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      The tapes were pulled off off the allergy test patches--it seems that I'm allergic to medicines. With this scientific proof, maybe doctors will quit trying to send me to a shrink, after they read what I and earlier doctors say are allergies.

      The good news is that BUN-Creatinine has gotten itself back in range. That sinus med in the end of May says that people start having bad lab tests. Mine was out of range in August. It is sad--to go through all of this spite all of the time.

      about 1 month ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      Oh, tomorrow, I'll get the official results--they want to give enough time for everything to be an allergy.

      about 1 month ago
    • beachbum5817's Avatar
      beachbum5817

      Greg, that is great news and to think that it was only 4 weeks ago that you had the surgery. You will be their poster child. I hope everyone that is having procedures and tests done will get promising results. Keep us posted on how it goes. I have nothing this week, but next month all I have are doctor's appointments.

      about 1 month ago
    • CASSIEME1's Avatar
      CASSIEME1

      today I have physical therapy, follow up with the oncologist, tomorrow initial visit with the pain doctor I have 7 bulging disc ,and pt on thursday

      about 1 month ago
    • PaulineJ's Avatar
      PaulineJ

      Greg ,like Beachbum says>It's only been 4 weeks.You're sure determined and a fast healer for sure after a major surgery.And somewhat a trouble maker lol!>with that tube .So glad you're going to deal with one less thing when they take that tube out.That's a good thing.Enough is enough and you sure had your share physically in your life

      about 1 month ago
    • Jayne's Avatar
      Jayne

      So glad to hear that Greg! Thoughts and prayer to everyone going through something cancer wise this week.

      about 1 month ago
    • Bengal's Avatar
      Bengal

      Busy week for me (aren't they all?). Yesterday, follow-up with surgoen. Today I get my car serviced, shop for groceries and visit my mother at her skilled nursing facility. Tomorrow is free massage therapy at oncology unit and support group. Thursday I see orthopedist to decide if I need additional faux cartilage in my knees and then go to mental health counselor. Friday I take my mother to have carpal tunnel surgery. Plus warm water swim in M/W/F. Not all my weeks are like this but it does seem like I commute daily for some health related activty.

      Greg, hope you get that tube removed and can get back some degree of normalcy ( "new" or otherwise) in the life. You continue to inspire.

      about 1 month ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      Thanks to all who continue to offer well wishes and support to me. For all of you, I hope your week turns out the way you want. No matter how big or small the issue is that you're dealing with they are all the most important thing you have going on at the time. Our best to everyone for good results!

      about 1 month ago
    • andreacha's Avatar
      andreacha

      Greg - I'm so happy that you are progressing and healing so quickly. You'll feel even better once that feeding tube is gone. Let us pray it is collapsible. I don't think Vandy would use the type I got at another hospital. Spring will be here soon. You and Donna enjoy the milder weather.

      about 1 month ago
    • MLT's Avatar
      MLT

      Wow, Greg ! You are amazing!
      I finish my 1st round of Xeloda today. Side effects are hitting. Decided I am giving up on buttoning my pants for Lent.

      about 1 month ago
    • MLT's Avatar
      MLT

      Fingers hurt so much!

      about 1 month ago
    • MLT's Avatar
      MLT

      Don't know why this isn't taking my full response! 10 radiation treatments to liver next week.

      about 1 month ago

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