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    Nightmares

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      BeckyTice

      If it were medication... I would gladly stop it.... I have considered food as a cause... but that didn't work..... I'm hoping it isn't a brain thing... what with the mets.... I'm almost afraid to go to sleep....

      2 months ago
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      BuckeyeShelby

      It might be your subconscious trying to make sense of pain you are having while you sleep. It's the pain causing the dream, not the dream causing the pain would be my best guess. Hope you feel better and stop having "owie" dreams.

      2 months ago
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      I don't have an answer, but I'm sorry. That is a disturbing dream. I used to have nightmares that someone was chasing me but I couldn't scream or call out for help. Those happened after my cancer treatment. But they are gone now.

      2 months ago
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      alivenwell

      Did you have any lymph nodes removed?

      2 months ago
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      Thank you carm..... They didn't have me take chemo afterward.... they thought I was Lynch.... I took chemo before they did the surgery to clean it up.....

      Yes they removed lymph notes and they were all negative..... they told me they got it all..... and then it was back.... at the incision site.

      It was supposed to be easy peasy..... get it out.... heal for weeks [not months] no need for chemo and then back to work. IIIB or IIIC.....

      Nope.... and my CEA has gone from 5.8 to 8.6 since the last surgery to correct the infection from the mesh [nope not a mesh claim... too quick to be caused by the mesh] that was put in to remove the tumor that grew in periumbilical [sp?]. I went from IIIB or IIIC to IV...... When I left Maryland.... my CEA was 5.8 and they said it was residual.... and would fall because now I was "cancer free". That was two years ago....the last test was 8.6 about 6 months ago.....

      Something went wrong.... I am sorry to worry everyone else.... I tried not to bring this up.... but I don't have the money anymore to pay my portion to get better.... and the doctors refuse to believe that a surgeon left a 5cm abdominal hernia on purpose. The doctors refuse to believe that the drain was removed when it was still collecting 100cc a day.

      I've written about all this.... and I tried very hard not to worry others who were going to have chemo or surgery.... but in my case... something went wrong....

      I know cancer surgery is not cut and dry. I know every case must be unique. But sometimes poop happens and I wish it hadn't happened to me... now I wish the doctor who did it knew about it and made me whole. Cancer didn't do this.... they did. It was an accident..... but they did it.

      thanks

      2 months ago
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      I'm sorry you had that experience. There are many organizations that will help with the financial issues. For what it's worth... I believe you because I've seen mistakes happen like this before. If it were me, I would seek another opinion and if you are uncomfortable with that option, then I would ask your doctor to present my case to the tumor board so that you can get some form of resolution. Best of luck to you.

      2 months ago