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    Other Care (Adrenal gland tumor ): Scheduling tests to see if it's "active" or not.

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    Celebration (Breakthrough): No cancer cells found in "abdominal washings"!
    Could it be all the broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and brussle sprouts that I eat everyday (and being a totally devoted "Nutritarian")?

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      BoiseB

      I am so happy for your good scans. Yes is probably is your attention to nutrition. I only have half of my stomach so I can't handle many members of the cabbage family. I am confined to the milder members of that family. But I do love Kale. Chard. and Collard I always put them in bean soup absolutely delicious. To humor my stomach I always accompany it with a cup of Ginger tea.
      I hope you celebrate with something you really love. A pint of ice cream perhaps

      about 3 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery (Surgery): Had 7 hernias fixed (I hope). Didn't/don't know what to expect, gotta assume I'll be OK. Very difficult/painful recovery with very limited mobility for past 3 months. Moving about slow now, gut starting to feel better, more mobile daily; very, very hopeful!!!

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    I made it, thank God! I had 7 abdominal hernias fixed mid-May, and I'm finally (very, very, thankfully) getting up & about (even getting out-of-the house) for a few hours each day now (albeit still bent over while moving slow & painfully)! Better yet, got great report from surgical "washings"; no cancer cells found!

    Looking Forward: Unfortunately I won't be able to take my Big Trip this year (Grand Canyon, Yosemite, etc). Instead I'm going to try to spend some time in Hot Springs AR, soaking in the warm mineral pools!
    TIP: The lovely Quawpaw Spa (downtown on Bathhouse Row) offers 3-month memberships to their hot pools for only $120!!! I went last year post-surgery, and it was the best thing I'd EVER done for myself; wonderfully therapeutic!!! If you have questions about it, just ask!

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      BoiseB

      Those D, A, M.N. hernias our Dr.s didn't tell us about them. I had one in February still not 100% but I am proceeding on with other surgeries. I had robotic repair. I looked hernias up on the internet. All the articles said out patient surgery back to normal in a week. Well the surgeon said Nope three days in the hospital if you get off with good behavior, When I went for a follow-up, the next week I complained of fatigue, His answer was this was quite normal and just rest. Well my abdomen is all wonky and it pooches out on my left side. I am going to the YMCA for aquatic exercises,
      My advice to you is to take it easy and rest up. The Spa sounds divine

      about 3 years ago
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      LiveWithCancer

      This is all great news, watergirl!!! WhooHoo on no cancer cells!!!!! And, an extended trip to Hot Springs sounds divine!!

      about 3 years ago
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      Sharlie

      I do love good news, thanks for sharing! And that trip to the hot springs sounds lovely. Glad you are doing nice things for yourself.

      about 3 years ago
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