Tuesday, January 22, 2008

It appears for now I have lost the last 2 years of my entries as they were posted on Live Digital, which apparently is seeking a ‘new home’. Whatever that means.

I am setting this new site up to continue to inform all those that are interested in how I am battling my colon cancer. When I have time, energy and motivation I will provide some background info that was included in the 2 years of postings that are currently lost.

October 30th I had a procedure called Theraspheres in Montreal. This is where they inserted radioactive beads into my liver via the hepatic artery/fermeral artery. It was a quick out-patient procedure that included a lot of pretesting to ensure eligibility. The procedure does not have many risks or side effects associated with them, but unfortunately I was not lucky enough to escape without harm.

Early in November it was determined that I had experienced radiation burn to the inside of my stomach where it abuts my liver. The pain associated mimicked that of an ulcer, but the ulcer meds were not successful in treating the symptoms I was experiencing. I was unable to eat or drink due to pain and started to lose a lot of weight. I was admitted to the hospital December 4th and was given nutrition/food/pain meds via I.V. I was discharged December 24th, just in time to enjoy Christmas with the family and some quiet time at the cottage with the dogs.

When I was discharged from the hospital it was thought that I was well on my way to being healed and able to eat and drink on my own again. Not the case. Last week I was admitted into the hospital for 4 days, this time under the care of my G.I. specialist to further examine my stomach. A scope revealed that the burn site now has a rather large ulcer that is not expected to heal anytime soon. I will be going back into the hospital (Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Burlington) on Thursday for further scopes and if the biopsies from the laparoscope that I had last week are favourable, I will be undergoing a stomach resection to remove the ulcer on Saturday. I am expected to be in the hospital for at least 1 week, up to 2 weeks recovering.

Please pray and send good vibes that this will be the answer to my problems…

12 Comments:

At January 22, 2008 at 10:58 a.m. , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm praying for you Wendy.

 
At January 22, 2008 at 10:59 a.m. , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm praying for you Wendy.

Leigh xoxo

 
At January 22, 2008 at 11:36 a.m. , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wendy we wish you all the best.... You are in our Thoughts & Prayers

 
At January 22, 2008 at 12:49 p.m. , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wishing you well Wendy and a speedy recovery from your surgery.
Lynn.

 
At January 22, 2008 at 2:17 p.m. , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been a silent friend since the beginning as we are travelling on the same journey. So I am glad to be able to hear you again. We may never meet but always know that you are never far away from my thoughts and I am with you every step of the way with prayers. Wishing you well. CE

 
At January 22, 2008 at 6:54 p.m. , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wendy, my prayers and thoughts are with you.

Toni

 
At January 22, 2008 at 8:20 p.m. , Anonymous Colleen said...

I sooo hope that the surgery will releave some of your consistant pain! All the best of luck for a quick recovery.

Colleen XOXO

 
At January 24, 2008 at 9:22 a.m. , Anonymous Anonymous said...

HI Wendy, I was so glad to hear from you. I am praying for you and hope that all goes well for you. Will keep in touch with you. Take care. BEV

 
At January 24, 2008 at 11:28 a.m. , Anonymous Wendy said...

Prayers and well wishes for you Wendy! I'm happy to see your blog up and running again; I'm another of your silent friends who thinks of you often as I follow your story. I wish you a speedy recovery next week.
Wendy 2

 
At January 27, 2008 at 7:57 a.m. , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Wendy...
Keep up the good fight...you are in my thoughts and prayers for a speedy and succesful recovery...

Karen

 
At February 6, 2008 at 4:14 p.m. , Blogger Mark Wilson said...

Hey Wendy,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you

Love,
Mark, Robyn, Ty amd Blake

Hope to see you soon

 
At February 12, 2008 at 7:52 p.m. , Anonymous LJ said...

Hey Wendy
Just thinking of you. I'll check for recent postings. Lisa

 

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