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lulu1010's picture
Posts: 367
Joined: Feb 2011

I enjoyed a wonderful 6 mos remission but have been battling bowel obstructions the last 3 weeks. Mostly in the hospital with NG tubes! Ugh! So the plan now is to send me home on TPN and have chemo to shrink the cancer and open blockages. I really think things are getting better but am afraid to take a chance without the TPN. Hopefully it will be just short term. TPN is strong IV nutrition that is given at home when you cant eat.

Hopefully I will l be home by Wed and getting my next dose of chemo that day.

I really feel well and this has just been another bump in the road.

Wishing you all well!

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Pamela B
Posts: 108
Joined: Jan 2013

So sorry that you have to go through all of this!  But your attitude is amazing.  Sounds like you are getting things under control and are able to move forward with a good plan.  take care. Sending lots of positive energy and prayers your way for a speedy recovery.

lovesanimals's picture
Posts: 1348
Joined: Sep 2011

for being afraid to take a chance without the TPN.  I am praying that it is short-term only and that the chemo opens up the blockage very quickly.  Your next chemo is just around the corner, so hopefully you'll be back to regular food before you know it.


JulieBelle's picture
Posts: 61
Joined: Jul 2013

Yes totally agree about those NG tubes!!!   Hope you are now heading home and glad to hear you are feeling really well!   Get that chemo happening and shrinking the cancer!!

Wishing you well and sending you a bit more fight from downunder!

Julie x

Cafewoman53's picture
Posts: 742
Joined: Jul 2010

  You have been through a very rough road , hopefully now things are getting better. Go slow and do whatever you can to get stronger. I have discovered that naps can be very refreshing.

Keep us posted when you can.


Alexandra's picture
Posts: 1310
Joined: Jul 2012

I hope you're home by now and feeling better.

Thinking of you and wishing you good karma


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