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Back from University Hospital and very Happy

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

emoticonYep, my surgeon refused to do surgery on me after sending me through hoops and whistles. The team I saw last week said I was a good candidate for surgery but he said "No." for various reasons. I needed a sleep study, perhaps my lungs weren't good enough, I have mesh in my abdomen from that hernia surgery I had a couple years ago, I'm too FAT is the real reason.

emoticonSo, he decided radiation would be the best and I went down to the radiation department of the hospital. I will have radiation 5 days a week for 7 weeks. But, I told them I would not drive 180 miles a day to get this treatment. There is a cancer center about 9 blocks from where I live so I asked them to make a referral to the Cancer Center in Waterloo, IA. This is what I wanted in the first place anyway.

emoticonI'm very glad that I am going to get treated right here in Waterloo. So, things are looking up. The only part I feel that is sad is that it has taken so long to find out that I won't be treated in Iowa City. But, I didn't want to be treated in Iowa City anyway.

emoticonAll's well that ends well.

Love,

Jem
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  • v INFLATED
    I am glad your treatments will be closer for you to go to. I have mesh in my abdomen too from an umbilical hernia behind my navel. I have sleep apnea too but don't use my machine, it makes me feel too claustrophobic to sleep. I used to strangle in my sleep and I am afraid with a mask over my nose and mouth, I would flip out if that happened with it on.
    1511 days ago
  • v IOWAGRAMMA
    Hope all goes well for you and that you tolerate the treatments well! Happy Easter! jeannie
    1515 days ago
  • v JILL313
    So Happy things are working out in your best interest. Wishing you well. Take good care of Yourself. Happy Easter Blessings.

    Hugs,

    Jill
    1515 days ago
  • v NADINEL
    God is good~!
    When do you have the first radiation treatment? Keep us posted on how its all going. emoticon
    1516 days ago
  • v ASHAIXIM
    emoticon Sometimes we have to go through a lot of junk to find the emoticon emoticon
    1516 days ago
  • v BARBIE176
    That sounds like very good news. My prayers are continuing for you my friend. emoticon emoticon
    1516 days ago
  • v LINDA!
    Wishing you all the best!!! emoticon
    1516 days ago
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