Oct 14, 2010 - 3:49 pm
So, I've been dealing with a lot of pain lately and it's finally gotten to a point where SOMETHING has to be done! I moved recently to live with my twin brother and his family, as it's getting harder to deal with stuff on my own. It definitely has helped tremendously having them around and not having to worry about where my next meal was going to come from (frozen or fast food? ick!) I've been eating much better, and my brother is making sure attention is paid to things that need to be addressed with my health (yea, my MO of ignoring it and hoping it goes away just wasn't working out so well!) So, I got a prescription for a new pain med, one that's supposed to work on the nerves in the rectal area, and I'm hoping that is going to help with my pain. I take it at night, so tonight will be my first chance to see if I get more relief. I'm scheduled for a scope on the first; hopefully this will reveal what's causing my pain and we can do something to fix it. I would appreciate prayers that we will be able to find what's causing my problems and can find a solution to give me some relief! My gastro mentioned all kinds of things that COULD be causing my pain, mostly scar tissue and tumor growth, most likely a combo of these. Scans still show active growth in the lymph nodes in my peritoneum and retroperitoneum and it could be that they're pressing against the rectum, but it could also be that scar tissue from the cytoreductive procedure I had done in 2009 along with the associated infections has wrapped itself around the intestinal tract and is causing the pain. The scope will tell us whether the problem is on the inside of the intestinal tract or the outside. If it's the outside, I'll have to speak with a surgeon to see what can be done. Any thoughts out there?