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melbas2
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Joined: Aug 2010

Hey all, I'm going to see the surgeon again tomorrow am. For a long time I thought the pain was due to radiation, but I've been out of tmnts for almost a year. The surgery site has just not healed. I hope to god he can fix this without operating again, but something;s gotta give me some relief. I've tried every kind of cream they've recommended with no results. The only thing that gives me temporary relief is Regener Care, but it just numbs it for a bit. So please say a prayer for me...will let you know the diaganosis when I get home. Thanks, Melodie

duckyann
Posts: 162
Joined: Jun 2009

Hi Melodie,

Prayers coming your way. I really hope they can do something for you so that you don't have to go through this anymore.

Keep us posted.

Nancy

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mp327
Posts: 2819
Joined: Jan 2010

Hi Melodie--

I'm sending you best wishes and hope you get some answers that will lead to relief! Please let us know what you find out.

Gulamin
Posts: 132
Joined: Dec 2010

Sending good energy and lots of prayers your way... let us know how it goes. I hope you will be all done soon.

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sandysp
Posts: 734
Joined: May 2011

I'm praying for your fully recovery and relief in particular so you have a good quality of life. Thank you for sharing. I haven't begun treatments but am also very uncomfortable. I guess like you before all this treatment process. I guess there is no other choice.

melbas2
Posts: 108
Joined: Aug 2010

Okay...I went to my appointment and after 2 doctors pulling my butt cheeks apart and poking around, they agreed that it's not healing. Dud!! He said it could be damage to the radiation, which has 2 stages. The first of course is the burning of the outside skin in that area, the second being on the inside. It may have damaged my blood veesels causing then to swell so that I don't get enough blood circulation there. He put me back on lidocane, I can't use toilet paper...just the flushable wipes and desitin. I used it before but only when it hurt really bad. He said to use it as I would a baby with diaper rash. And instead of just skimming the surface, pull the cheeks apart and really get the whole area. And Aveena Colloidal Oatmeal. You need a script for it and most insurance companies don't cover it, but I got 2 boxes for $15. and some change. so it's not ufforadle and I've been doing it for 3 days, and it seems to be helping. Hope this helps anyone who was or is going thru the pain I was dealing with. Melodie

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mp327
Posts: 2819
Joined: Jan 2010

Melodie, I'm glad to hear you are feeling better. It sounds like your docs finally know what you have been dealing with and now you can get whatever is necessary to heal. I wish you continued healing and all the best.

duckyann
Posts: 162
Joined: Jun 2009

Melodie,

So happy that they finally know what is wrong and that you are feeling better. I hope that this will take care of the problem and that you will be pain free.

take care
Nancy

patacz
Posts: 64
Joined: Sep 2010

Yay! I am glad they found the source of your problem and how to treat it, and that you are feeling better. Thank you for sharing.

sissy310
Posts: 300
Joined: May 2010

Oh, absolutely great news. Glad they found what was wrong and are on track now to help with the pain. Hopefully now it will heal and you can enjoy your summer. Marilyne

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