Jul 18, 2014 - 7:04 pm
Well, many of you may know that I had a run in with some bratwurst in California. I was acutely ill the night after trying to eat it. Dumb idea, but I just thought it looked so good. Sigh.
After that run in, my digestive system has been on strike. I flew home Monday and seemed fine. Tuesday night, I had red beans and rice (I know, I know) and woke up at 1 AM with vomiting, followed by what felt like intense heart pain. I would have maybe blown that off, but I had a heart attack in 2007, so I was a little freaked out and ended up calling 911.
Many, many tests later and the short of it is: not cardiac. Great news, but my stomach is still a little off and I am forced to stay on a low fat, bland diet - really hard for someone who lives close to New Orleans...lol.
I have follow up with my gi doc next Friday (the day after chemo - yikes). I am determined to make that appointment (even though the day after chemo is not my best day), because it is easier to see the Pope than get an appointment with this doc.
In the meantime, my CT scan, according to my primary, had some suspicious areas and I need follow up. I am going to get a copy of my CT tomorrow, but I am not particularly concerned since I never have a normal CT. Lol, they always make the radiologists nervous. My wise old onc told me, after the second-to-last CT, that my CT was abnormal because those 231 liver lesions left scarring, once fractured ribs from bone mets, etc. - all have left a lot of residual damage. That onc did not think a PET was even needed, but my other onc was nervous and we got one anyway and it was NEAD. So, I will be cautious and look at the CT and make sure both oncs have a copy, but this truly may not mean anything.
I don't know what to say about my stomach except it was bothering me a lot the year before I got the liver mets diagnosis and has never been 100% since that and chemo. I intend to pick the gastroenterologist's brain and see if he has any helpful tips. Probably will just suggest more tests, right? Lol. Yuck!
Anyway, I would head back to California in a NY minute! I so loved getting to meet some of my Kindreds - it really made my year!!!!