Feb 12, 2013 - 4:00 pm
Wow! Busy last few days! I'm at MDA and have had a colonoscopy, mammogram, pap, X-rays and, blood work. I've been to see FIVE different docs and I'm all good .. STILL NED!
I learned quite a bit as well. The doctor who did the colonoscopy sat down with me AFTER I was awake and went over all the pictures she took and showed me the radiation damage to my rectum and explained that that was what caused the bleeding and excessive mucus. It made everything obvious that I could not quite "get" before. Thanks Doc! My oncologist called it proctitis.
I have been under the assumption that there was never any additional radiation done with our kindof cancer, but was told today that MDA can, under certain conditions use more radiation. Strength of radiation, specific site(s) taken into consideration, for recurrence. I personally do not want to go there but found the info interesting.
And Martha, you have it right,dialator in the shower 10 minutes a day to keep the vagina open.
Fatigueclinic says: walk ten minutes at a brisk pace 3 times a day: limit sugar in diet severely: SLEEP WELL (how?) : lots of fruits and veggies and if you can manage it, Yoga. Okaaaaaaay..... Gonna try anyway! Thanks for the good wishes.. They worked!