As I said earlier – I wondered if the previous operation had anything to do with where I am now. The removal of that valve might prove essestential to the massive blockage I’m now experiencing. I really don’t know.
Saturday the 4th of August
The day after I was released from Chemo 2 – I was readmitted with extreme dehydration and impacted bowels. I have been in a lot of pain and countless tests (again.) I’m still in Hospital (Tuesday morning)
The following is what then transpired: (You may guess the ending – I’m still here!)
The options are:
- Another attempt to restore function with laxative blast.
- Surgery to (I guess) remove the feces (They can’t do anything with the tumour – AND THIS is part of the Irony. As a result of the CT Scan, a Dr today told me that the tumour has shrunk over 30% after just two Chemo treatments. So, I was (AM) on my way to recovery!)
- A tube stuck through my nose, down my throat to try to clear some of the blockage. (Don’t know how far it would go. Certainly, not to the actual blockage – it’s low in the Pelvic region.)
- Maybe there’s more, but I can’t think of them. (Waiting for Dr, that I requested to speak to over an hour ago – Busy! Just told I’m on his list – about three hours to go.)
So, if you’re reading this and there’s no more blog – well, sorry about that.
I’ve probably died because I was full of shit!
Two days later….
I won’t know the complete story until the 16th of August (I’m scheduled for Chemo 3) on the 19th of August. At this point, (with the good news) I will go forward to get rid of this Alien (it’s name is Trump) inside of me.
I will be posting other tidbits from the past, present and future…If you want to keep updated with emails about what’s going on – you need to subscribe (on the lower right hand corner). I’ve added a My Photos (a sampling) and also a Your Photos (in case anyone has a photo of us that you’d like to share – could be fun, can’t wait to see the comments section.)
To summarize: I’m still here – I’m gonna get another four years – but my days of travelling in the Industry are over – as of TODAY!