“Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference."
"I'm not one to roll over quietly when others control my life or death"
Ahh, John, a man after my own heart. Glad to hear it! I'd fight the insurance co. on this. Only accept it if it's clear you can't win.
Go get 'em!
John, what do you mean by purge? Do you vomit, have diarrhea, or what? As far as the ascites, are you limiting your salt and drinking a lot of water? Are you on any diuretics? I'm still having some problems with swelling, though nothing like I had prior to cancer surgery. I'm on Lasix and Aldactone. I haven't been really stringent about the salt intake lately (beef bouillon in French onion soup is very salty, as is cheese), and I'm having a little mild ankle swelling, which my very observant surgeon noticed last Wed. Can you give us a little more info?