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.


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    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.
    2205 days ago
    Hope all goes well for you and that you tolerate the treatments well! Happy Easter! jeannie
    2209 days ago
  • JILL313
    So Happy things are working out in your best interest. Wishing you well. Take good care of Yourself. Happy Easter Blessings.


    2209 days ago
    God is good~!
    When do you have the first radiation treatment? Keep us posted on how its all going. emoticon
    2210 days ago
    emoticon Sometimes we have to go through a lot of junk to find the emoticon emoticon
    2210 days ago
  • BARBIE176
    That sounds like very good news. My prayers are continuing for you my friend. emoticon emoticon
    2210 days ago
  • LINDA!
    Wishing you all the best!!! emoticon
    2210 days ago
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