Oi! Phoebe Sky! Come back to the forum right now, please...

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   Posted 10/12/2009 7:24 PM (GMT -7)   
nono You may have thought that you could pass through the forum without posting, but I saw you, my dear. nono tongue and now I want to know how you are. How are you feeling? What did the surgeon say?

Seriously, how are you?? We miss you!

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   Posted 10/12/2009 11:22 PM (GMT -7)   

Oh Aunty Ivy this post made me smile sooo much!! I’m at work and it just bucketed down with rain! It’s 4:30 in the afternoon and black outside, such strange weather we have in QLD!


I’m doing really really well!!! I think the fistula is starting to close, it doesn’t hurt like it used to, and it’s getting slowly smaller (it’s a big one!), and my skin tags are ½ the size they used to be. Already! AND (get this) I don’t wake up during the night to go to the toilet! Not once!! And in the mornings, I still wake up, expecting to need to ‘go’ urgently, and……. Nothing! It’s amazing! Normal BM’s! It’s almost too crazy to believe!! I even went out for Friday night drinks after work last week, and normally that would have me sick for a week, but I was fine!


I have my 2nd infusion on the 19th, and I see the surgeon on the 21st. he is going to try and take the seton and the mushroom out in his clinic but if he can’t get it out there I will have to go through the hospital and go under a general anaesthetic. I am feeling doubtful that it will come out in his office, because the skin has grown completely around it, and I’m guessing the mushroom is bigger at the top, so I don’t know how it’s possibly going to come out of its own free will!


I am really enjoying feeling so good. I am so used to going for walks during my lunch hr and then having to run and hide and find a toilet all of a sudden and double over in pain. And now, when that doesn’t happen, it still takes me aback. I know that this is a limited treatment, and as my specialist says, sooner or later the body builds up antibodies, but for now I am just going to enjoy the ride……..


How are you, Ivy?

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   Posted 10/13/2009 9:42 AM (GMT -7)   
That's awesome, Phoebe! When was the first infusion and how long after did you notice positive effects?
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   Posted 10/13/2009 10:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Glad you are doing well Phoebe. Dont be a stranger . We all need good news from time to time.
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   Posted 10/13/2009 3:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh don’t worry guys, I wont be a stranger at all, I’ve just had a really, really hectic week at work, no time to think, take lunch breaks, or go on healingwell! I will always be a regular visitor here, no matter how bad or good my health is!

I had my first infusion on the 5th, only about a week and a half ago, and I felt results the very next day! My skin tags began to shrink, fistula was not so irritated and sore and big, and my tummy, well it improved a thousand times over! No getting up in the night, when usually I would be up 2 – 3 times a night. no burning during the mornings, it was really instantansous. So I am holding thumbs I don’t get negative side effects and it lasts a nice long time for me. I did get a sore arm 3 days after the infusion, my left forearm, felt like it had been stung by stinging nettles, but went away after about 5 hours, so I thought nothing of it.
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