Tag: pain

Adiós Gallbladder

Adiós Gallbladder

Following up on the previous post The Good News & Everything Else. As instructed, I completed two more tests that my GI doc scheduled in trying to identify the cause of my abdominal pain and weight loss. The first was an Abdominal Mesenteric Ultrasound w/Doppler. The second was an Upper GI w/Barium. If I never … Continue reading Adiós Gallbladder

When “It’s Nothing” Becomes “It’s Something”

When “It’s Nothing” Becomes “It’s Something”

If you've been following my blog, you're familiar with my track record of "aches and pains" that turn out to be nothing or have no explanation. It's become kind of a light-hearted joke between me and my Oncologist. She will ask me how I'm feeling and I usually respond with something like: Does it matter? … Continue reading When “It’s Nothing” Becomes “It’s Something”

It’s Always Something 

It’s Always Something 

It's been a bit since my last update and some things happened. They usually do. So it's time to get caught up. I've been back on Morphine for the last few months for new pain in my right side. It's hard to pinpoint exactly where it is so let's just say it's in the area … Continue reading It’s Always Something 

Quick Update

Quick Update

Friday is my regular appointment with my local Oncologist and for shots. Last month I mentioned that I was having some new pain in my ribs/back - right side (cancer side that was previously radiated). At the time I wasn't all that concerned but brought it up because that's what we are told to do … Continue reading Quick Update

As The Stomach Turns

As The Stomach Turns

So, I've been dealing with nausea, weight-loss, lack of appetite and change in bowel habits (diarrhea) since maybe March. No one has been able to figure it out. No one wants to take ownership of it. Not my Oncologist and not my GP. We've just been monitoring it. Nothing stands out in my labs, my … Continue reading As The Stomach Turns

The Mind F*ck

The Mind F*ck

Ask anyone. Living with Cancer is a total mind fuck and if you're living with Metastatic (terminal) Cancer like I am it's a never ending mind fuck roller coaster. Monthly blood work to see if the cancer is waking up and planning a move. Regular scans to see if your insides are glowing. You stay … Continue reading The Mind F*ck

How Loud Do I Need To Get Before Someone Hears Me??

How Loud Do I Need To Get Before Someone Hears Me??

The last month has been very frustrating. It started out with me doing something to my side/rib area while making my bed. I felt a 'snap' and it immediately brought me to my knees. I honestly didn't know if it was a pulled muscle or worse. I had plans to have lunch with my Mom … Continue reading How Loud Do I Need To Get Before Someone Hears Me??

Questions Go Unanswered

Questions Go Unanswered

Well, I did the blood work..I had the PET scan and we met with my Oncologist. I had been preparing to hear not so great news. I was not prepared to hear what I did. The PET Scan didn't show any progression. It did show inflammation where my rib tumor is to indicate trauma or … Continue reading Questions Go Unanswered