Oct 16, 2010 - 8:33 pm
So! Wednesday is my LAST treatment (PRAISE JESUS!) On Thursday my mom went with me to my rad aptmnt b/c I was suffering so bad and had already lost 15 pounds. She told the Doc that she is certain they wouldn't even let an animal suffer the way I was suffering and that there had to be some sort of relief they could offer me. I had hardly even eaten in 2 weeks b/c it felt like I was swallowing nails even to take a sip of water. They had prescribed me hydrocodone, but since I was always on an empty stomach I would just throw it right back up and it would burn so bad. So, with my mother's bluntness in his face he reccomended these "pain patches" called Fentanyl Transdermal System. They said it could take up to 3 days for it to kick in, but thank the Lord it only took about 24 hours. I put it on yesterday morning and this afternoon I had my first meal in almost 2 weeks! Some Ramen noodles and a strawberry shake lol. I couldn't taste it, but at least I got full! I'm sure all you experienced survivors probably have already heard of these, but I thought maybe if some of you were just going into this whole new world of not being able to swallow it could be something you could ask your Dr. about. It blocks your pain receptors in your brain so you don't feel the pain you have. There are some pretty dangerous side effects so do read up and research it, but so far so good for me! I hope everyone is doing well! Take care!