You don't look like you have cancer.

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  • darcher
    darcher Member Posts: 304 Member
    Accidents Happen

      I don't have to use a bag but more often than not I need to wear depends.  Today, I didn't and went to pick up my two little ones from school.  I was nervous going to their school and as luck would have it pre-school was let out late.  I didn't think about it until I noticed the time and it was well past 10 minutes after and there was a long line of parents.  Right then I got the urge of having to go pee. Normally I would use a pee cup but it was in the truck and I was stuck. 

     I made it to the point of getting both of them without having a blow out but once we got home me trying to unbuckle the 4 year old prevented me from being able to hold it anymore.  Out it came and soaked my pants and shoes.  At least it wasn't in front of all the parents picking up their kids.  That would have been beyond embarrassing.  The school is aware of my condition but I doubt anyone else is.  I don't get "the looks" from many people outside a few of the teachers.

        

  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,715 Member

    Just keep an eye on it

    I agree that high levels of Vitamin D are beneficial; however, anyone supplementing should be getting their blood levels checked.  I was supplementing approx. 14,000iu/day and hadn't had my levels checked in over a year.  Once my oncologist found out she checked my blood and I was at what some would consider toxic levels.  In fact, after I left her office and was on the train headed home her nurse called and left messages at my office, home and on my wife's cell telling me to "immediately stop taking all vitamin D supplements" - I take it she was a bit concerned.

    mountainhiker

    Levels

    You taking 14,000 a day seems high.  My Vitamin D was low before treatment but doctor only suggested a 1,000 mg a day supplement.  I'll take between 2,000 to 1,000 daily but nothing more.  How were you taking so much?  Just curious.

    Kim

  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,715 Member

    Ostomy placement

    So interesting, K. My ostomy nurse told me jeans were wearable! She was quite positive. I wasn't really thinking straight pre-surgery, but I can wear regular jeans when I want. Tighter pants definitely have an effect on the 'flow,' but they are possible. I wear a size up sometimes. Shorts have been awesome with my broken hip. Oh, and I'm almost at my year anniversary for the surgery. I can honestly say that although there might be one messy day each month, fir the most part, my colostomy is a blessing.

    Great

    So good to hear about you being ok with the ostomy placememt BRH.  Before my placement my ostomy nurse marked my jean mark just to make sure that the doctor placed the ostomy in the correct position.  

    Kim

  • mountainhiker
    mountainhiker Member Posts: 54

    Levels

    You taking 14,000 a day seems high.  My Vitamin D was low before treatment but doctor only suggested a 1,000 mg a day supplement.  I'll take between 2,000 to 1,000 daily but nothing more.  How were you taking so much?  Just curious.

    Kim

    Not difficult at all

    Breakfast

    Multivitamin (w/2,000iu)

    D3 softgell (2 - 2,000iu each)

    Lunch

    D3 softgell (2 - 2,000iu each)

    Dinner

    D3 softgell (2 - 2,000iu each)

    Grand total of 14,000iu/day.  Now that I think about it, seems like a lot.

    mountainhiker