Hello HW family. Nice to write to you all again. Just thought I would update all of you on my status.
I finished the external radiation finally!! YAY me!! Now I get three weeks to decompress and feel a little stronger and then we go to the internal radiation. Wow this has been a long haul.
I have developed shingles on top of all of this and wow, I never realized it came with a headache and diarrhea and bad flu like body aches. I thought the diarrhea was solely from the radiation but it wasn't. Just like the burning urination wasn't solely from the radiation, as I developed a urinary tract infection. So, I am on an antiviral for the shingles and an antibiotic for the UTI and I doubled up on the lyrica for the pain. Wow, this stuff is painful!! I'm still breaking out as of yesterday so I hope that is the last of it. In case you are curious, I have it on my posterior right thigh and right buttocks. So, it hurts to sit down. Neat Huh? lol. gotta laugh
I lost a whole day this week, as I slept all day and night the other day. I couldn't wake up! But I have since re-cooped and hopefully, I am on the mend. Please continue to pray for me if you will. I'd so much appreciate it.
I have a mammogram tomorrow and am hoping they don't find anything. My girfriend was a Mammo tech and said when someone has had been diagnosed with cancer in the body, they look you over with a fine tooth comb. Last year, they found something suspect and put me through the wringer with further tests and finally concluded it was nothing . That was before my diagnosis of uterine cancer.
I can't wait to get to the end of this process. Then I go to all the doctor's for follow up appointments. I have a surgeon, a primary care dr, a chemo oncologist and a radiation oncologist. Not to mention my gynecologist which found the thing in the first place . geesh!!
Well, my HW family, I thank you for all your prayers first and foremost, and I thank you for your encouragement and for listening to me. You are so wonderful. God bless you in your personal journey with pain.
Love to you all.
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