Nov 08, 2004 - 3:14 pm
Thanks to all who have welcomed me to this group. I really think that it will help me to be here--not that I am in pathetic need of help--but it will be nice to talk to people that have some idea what I am going thru. I love the humor and the facts.
I will tell you alittle about me:
55yrs old, have worked 25 yrs in Qaulity Control- Automotive Industry
Went in for hemorrhoid surgery and 1st colonoscomy on April 21 of this year. Needless to say I didn't have the surgery, but a biopsy.
Started chemo and radiation on the 1st of May.
Two 4 day stays at the hospital for 24hr drip chemo--Cisplatin and 5-FU.
28 External radiation treatments (every day)
My two Oncologists, with digital examination, say no more cancer, just scar tissue.
After that will have another biopsy to check.
The treatments were a really hard row to hoe. Sometimes wondered if the cure was worse then the illness.
Am thru the worste now, still have the lead feet and hands and the crickets in my ears.
Am still 12lbs under where I started but the Drs. do not want me to gain anymore weight. That's why the questions about sugar. Also, of course they want me to stop smoking.
What do you folks think about the low carb diet? I know that means no more sugar!!! :<
Please let me know alittle about each of you and your conditions.
Thanks again, Patsy