How to use this Journal
As you can see below, I have the most current entry first so that you will not have to scroll down every time you come to the site. If this is your first time, you might want to start at the bottom of the page and work your way back up to see what has happened since February 2002.
Today I had more ascites fluid removed from my belly. Some of it was confined to cysts and some was free-flowing in the abdominal area. Feeling much better!
Five days in the hospital dealing with the same problem I had in September 2015... ascites fluid had collected this time around my right lung. Same surgery was performed (see 9/02-10/15 below).
Due to ongoing issues, my cancer, as well as scar tissue and adhesions from surgeries, I occasionally get a blockage somewhere in my small intestines - due to constant vomiting, I usually end up in the ER to stop the vomiting and get much needed fluids.
Presently doing hyperbaric oxygen chamber one to two times a week with occassional IV Vitamin C. Feeling GREAT!
Nine days in the hospital! I had an unusual cough that just would not go away. Ended up being ascites fluid (weeping fluid from peritoneal scar tissue) and had collected around my left lung. Two-thirds of my lung had collapsed. This is called a pleural effusion and you can learn more about it at the following link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleural_effusion.
Next, surgery was performed called Pleurodesis to insure that no more fluid would surround my lung: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleurodesis
Since I've grown tired of chemo, radiation, and surgery -- just returned from MD Anderson in Houston, TX. Genomic testing has been done and then we'll be looking into trial testing once results come back.
It's been almost three years and I am finally eating anything I want again with no fear of vomiting. Still do not know what precipitated the bowel problems after the surgery in 03/17/11.
Just returned from Israel!! Oh to walk where Jesus walked!
Two weeks of pain then NOTHING! It’s just gone! Began the 49 Day Cancer Cure program which you can find at www.the49daycancercure.com/the49daycancercure.pdf
Was scheduled for surgery yesterday! Cancelled because I had NO green lights – only red – mainly because my OBGYN wanted another surgeon present “in case” intestines needed to be dissected!! Although I had a lot of pain, I didn’t want to wake up from surgery worse!