And this is the man I fear....my Surgeon Dr Kozar! I am to see him again next week....
Well, I got my response from Laurie at my Surgeons office. She got me in touch with the scheduler for the Office. It appears that Dr Kozar wants me to have an Upper GI with the Small Bowel Follow Through....
I remember this test. I barely got that nasty crap down the last time....I can take that Barium crap any day, but that crap you have to drink for the Bowel follow through is.....what can I say, just NASTY!! But he wants to make sure that there isn't a problem with the Band before we go any further. So after the test, I have an appointment for the same day to see Dr Kozar. Which means that I have to hand carry the results to him. I am looking forward to seeing Dr Kozar, even less than drinking that crap! He is going to chew me out....!! But once he gets through with his lecture, he will remove the fluid from my Band. Then time will tell if and when I decide to have the fluid replaced. I will keep you posted.... :(
I found out today that my Dad's Lung Cancer is Stage 3, and the Doctor told him that if he doesn't get any treatment, he would probably only live another 60 days. My Dad went in to see the Oncologist today and he had a Patient Advocate with him. He really liked her. She totally was there to help my Dad, by taking notes of what the Specialists were saying. She also told my Dad that she is there for him, and will help him in any way she can. He needs someone like her! She was there to explain in plain English what the Specialists were saying. He has another 2 tests to do next Wednesday. I am not sure what the tests are for as yet though. But, unlike the Doctor, she believes that my Dad will live beyond 60 days. Luckily, it seems like my Dad has decided that he does want to fight this, so he is up for what they decide he needs to do. I hope we will know by next week if he is a candidate for Chemotherapy, Radiation or Surgery. I'll keep you posted.
So this past week or so I have basically been in lala land, and under a lot of stress. But I did speak with my Brother today, and he sounded real upbeat and looking forward to recovering from his Amputation, and getting on with his life. He is recovering even faster than the Doctor's had hoped, and he is supposed to be able to start using his 1st Prosthetic in a couple of weeks rather than a month or so down the line. I was really hoping that he would take this as a new beginning.
I found out that he has been in constant pain with his Foot for a long time now. In fact, I found out that his pain is like the pain that I have when I stand for too long, or walk to far. But his is constant! At least, with mine, I can sit or lay down and the pain will go away. So I was so glad to hear that he is virtually pain free now!!
Well, I guess I should go for now. I still have lots to do, if I can only make myself start....till next time.
Aloha My Friends :)