Hi Barb: So glad to hear from you. I know your gyn doesn't want to treat you yet but did the scan stay the same? No increase in growth? I am going to send a prayer up as soon as I finish typing about your pesky thyroid. It is ALWAYS something we have to worry about. My heart is with you. I will be smiling today because I am going to take care of my grand angel, Chase, and so smiles are GUARANTEED. Hugs…..
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Beaner54 wrote on celiasarajian's wall
How are things Celia?
I saw my gyn/onc .... no treatment as yet. He will continue to follow me closely. My next app't is in 3 months and a CT scan then, also.
Next week I am having a needle biopsy of my thyroid. There was a nodule found on the CT scan done 9/12.
Fingers crossed it is benign.
Best Wishes and hoping today brings you something to smile about.
Celia, the nodule in my chest was surgically removed in June along with a portion of my lower left lobe. The CT scan done in Sept showed no new ones. Hooray.
I did ask him about hormone therapy for the metastasis and he said that might be an option in time.
Hate the thoughts of this upcoming needle biopsy. Grrrrr.
Have fun with your grandbaby. They surely are a joy. I have 4 grandkids but they aren't babies anymore. My son has 2 boys, ages 11 and 14. My daughter has 2 girls, ages 12 and 13.
Looking forward to sunshine today. The skies have been dreary for the past
Beaner54 wrote on geekling's wall
Thanks for your response geekling. Awkward but I have to ask if your leakage is always stool? I have alot of clear mucous. So much so that I am wet most of the time.
Gads but I hate to discuss this stuff in public.
Suffice to say that one is not ever really alone?
If not, please go to the link and write to me directly and privately and we can discuss details.
I guess I have managed to grow some offense muscles. They gave me 80 radiation sessions. The first radiologist lied to me about possible side effects. I put myself into some sort of trance. I took zero meds until halfway thru.
I thought seriously about stopping once it became obvious I had been given fairy tales in place of answers to questions. I took a week off to contemplate my fate.
I can help you a little, maybe, by explaining what helped me and what did not. It took FOUR years before I could use toilet paper again. Difficult place to revisit.
You ought to wear a pad if the leakage makes you uncomfortable (gads, that reads like a doctor speaks .. I just figured if it leaked out the front end, it was p and from the back end, it had to be pooh.
Do you know Kegel exercises? Look them up, ask for a radiation therapist who will help and show you how along with other things. Those bottom end muscles have been tortured. Any cillia you might have had below is likely vaporized away.
If the doctors hadnt done what they did on purpose, I would have been suffering in a burn unit.
Seriously, recheck your diet too. Enzymes helped as did mapping out good bathrooms (Neiman Marcus yes, Big Lots no). There were a couple of times when I had to zip back to my car and be sitting on towels for the drive home. The first time I cried like a baby.
Enzymes are good. Ever heard of adrenal fatigue? Replace dairy, if you can. It makes mucus.
Dont worry. Be proactive as possible. Thanx for sending the note.
treatment for leaky bowel
Boomer, psyllium will make it worse.
I do a lot of Kegel exercises. Im waiting to hear any doctor suggest anything better.
You ought to be eating a little fermented food on a regular basis. Enzymes also seem to make a difference for me.
I use a product called "Cell Guard" on a regular basis. It seems that a lot of folks treated on their bottom end have less control over toilet habits, digest less of what they eat and, in my case, bleed 24/7 from a radiation scar caused by treatment.
Eat foods which are bulky and hope for the best. Treatment can easily blow out the adrenals making digestion more difficult. One needs to not only eat better food choices but to take extra steppes to make sure the food you eat doesnt just drop in and then get flushed out without being fully digested.
It is, pardon the pun, a XXX shoot
Beaner54 wrote on celiasarajian's wall
How are you Celia? I had my CT scan Monday and will see the oncolobist next Wed.
Hi Barb: I am doing ok. My grand angel turns 2 on Saturday so I am happy and busy planning his party with my daughter. I all of these moments are so bittersweet. I had a complete melt down while I was filling up his party bags because I could not get past the fact that I may not be doing this again. I had my cry and started my mantra that there are no guarantees for ANYBODY, but I still find it very hard.
Since you had your CT scan on Monday do you have to wait until Wed to get the results? Mine come over the internet which I am not sure is good or bad. I am a nurse so I have a little knowledge, which again I am not sure is good or bad. I just said a special prayer that your scan results are good. I am sure you are nervous waiting. I HATE waiting for ANYTHING…..I lesson I am still learning at 64!! Please know I appreciate your support and please keep me posted as soon as you have some news. Hugs….Celia