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Nov 16, 2018 12:13AM
I saw my gastroenterologist today who told us how to test to see if my pyloris sphincter has loosened/opened up a bit to allow food to go from my stomach to intestine. It’s pretty straightforward, just close off my drain tube for 4 hours, the unplug it and see how much fluid drains into the bag, hoping for less than 100 ml. If less, good sign and go longer. The funny thing is, I’m scared to do it. I’m not sure if I don’t want bad news if it’s a bad result, or afraid to get that awful acid feeling in my stomach if too much accumulates. I’ll probably pick a time to try over the weekend.
He wasn’t very optimistic about it working because I haven’t noticed any decrease in my drainage fluid and he’s concerned that I may also have gastroparesis. I think it’s also his personality as I’ve noticed he tends to present more the worst case potential outcomes maybe not wanting to create too high expectations or it’s just the way he is.
Cathy I’m so glad you got drained and hope there is minimal accumulation between now and Tuesday,
Dianarose you so deserve some good days ahead with no new issues. Is there a way to modify your steps so you can manage them safely?
Sheri I hope you get lots of help and can just relax and enjoy Thanksgiving dinner.
We decided to go away to Carmel on the coast Wednesday and Thursday for my husband’s birthday and Thanksgiving. It makes no sense to cook since I can’t eat. It will also get me to my beloved ocean air. I’ll especially appreciate it now as we have had dangerously bad air quality from the fire. Though I feel bad to complain about it when I compare to all the people from Paradise CA who lost everything.
9/2014, ILC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2-
10/23/2014 AC + T (Taxol)
4/2015, ILC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 3/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
4/2/2015 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel
4/20/2015 Arimidex (anastrozole)
7/2017, ILC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver, ER+/PR+, HER2-
8/10/2017 Faslodex (fulvestrant)
8/10/2017 Ibrance (palbociclib)
8/1/2018, ILC, Stage IV, metastasized to other, ER+/PR-, HER2-