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Limey's picture
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Hi all, back from the hospital with a new stint. Had it put in on Wed and since then, days and nights have been veeeeeery long and quite uncomfortable. but.... today things started getting better. I don't feel like a beached whale so much now. the pain i was having from the blockage is definetly gone almost completly and the new pain that was so intense after the insertion seems to be getting much more bearable.

I should know more in a week if all worked well but so far, things are looking up.

hope you all had a good weekend.

nudgie's picture
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I am glad to hear that things are going well with the stint and hoping that it will solve the issue.

betina61's picture
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I'm so glad to see that things are starting to get better for you Mark,You will continue in my prayers.

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Mark: I am glad that you are feeling better. Your strength amazes and inspires me. You are always in my thoughts and prayers. Monica

apache4's picture
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I am so glad that you are feeling better. Each very long day means that you are getting closer to feeling better again.
I do have a question about pain. I am the world's biggest chicken when it come to this subject. Pain is what scares me the most about this whole thing. I am lucky to have very minimal things now. So, don't they give you plenty of drugs for the pain? I know that after my resection I was in pain, but did have drugs which made it OK. Maybe, my memory is faulty.
Anyway, so glad you are doing better.

Limey's picture
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Hi Linda, you are correct on the pain. for me, my Onclolgist is always willing to help me deal with the pain. his goal is to take a pain that is above six and bring it down below a 3 or 4.

As the months have passed, I have found that where it was taking 3 or 4 percoset to do the trick, I am now on the stronger version endoset and have taken up to 12 a day.

currently, i am taking the pain meds to ween off them as my mental side needs them far more than my physcial. I would have to say that i am back down to about 6 per day and plan to be a 1-2 per day by the end of the week. who know maybe it will work.

at some point when pain can not be managed, that is when the suggest hospice and they offer the **** that just knocks you out. I am a big wus also, I am quite strong when it come to will and ability to push myself but when i have an ouwey, I have to tell the world.
focus on the positive, you will not need pain meds as your cancer will not grow so therefore it will not hurt.

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I'm glad to hear you are feeling better. So it was a blockage? Keep us posted.


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I'm glad you are feeling better and I hope you continue to improve quickly. Keep us updated--my prayers are with you!


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Hi Mark,

I have been thinking of you so much and praying for the absolute best outcome. I am so glad that today was a better day, and I know tomorrow will be even more painfree.

Sending you my very best, Mark.



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You're such a strong person, it seems. I haven't had a chance to get to know you well, but I know enough to admire you. I'm praying for the best outcome for you.


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Hi Mark,
I'm glad to hear that you are home from the hospital and starting to feel better.
Take care,

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I am glad you are feeling better, I have been wondering how you were doing.

Keep us posted.


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Mark, you are one of my heroes. I pray for your pain reduction and disappearance. It's good that things are getting a bit better and I think every day will be better than the one before. Keep us updated. Hugs,

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Hi Mark!

I'm so glad things are looking up for you. You have been on Bob's mind and mine too, with lots of good thoughts, well wishes and prayers. We're hoping this is your turning point towards healing and comfort. Keep us posted...
Much love...Bob and Katie

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Mark, I'm glad to read that maybe the pain is getting better for you. You are an inspiration for me to keep fighting this battle that we are in..I am happy that things are looking up for you..Hugs to you, Audrey.

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