Monday, November 26, 2007
Maybe there is a place for me in the medical industry!
Okay, so I went to radiation today and told them my story. They said, "Let's get you in with a nurse today!" The nurse said, "You are seeing your oncologist today." And off I go, bothering everyone with my butt issues. I don't know what bothered them most - the fact I was bleeding or the fact that I had replaced two of my meals a day with protein drinks. Oh well......my oncologist was like, "Why are you here?" I told him the concern from downstairs and he said, "Well, we will manage the pain and talk to the radiation oncologist to see if we need to reduce the amount of radiation for a bit. As for your blood, your counts are coming up, so whatever you are eating - keep doing it. It's working." Thanks Rik for introducing me to USANA (where I get my protein drinks). So, I meet with the radiation oncologist and the colon/rectal surgeon tomorrow to see about dosage and pain management. Beside that, this is normal. Welcome to butt radiation! I just kept saying, "As long as I don't poop, I am great! Can you do something about making me not poop?" And they smile and shake their heads. One of the triage guys said that I should get my girlfriend that wrote me poetry (which I shared with the office) about my rectum to write me a poem about poop avoidance. With that, I am leave laughing my butt off and I hear them all laughing too......music to my ears......Happy Monday, Ang
Posted by Angela Clarno at 5:43 PM
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Bum poetry? I really should have thought of that. Here's looking forward to the END of radiation and the return to comfy WC visits. As always, thinking of you . . .
What a wonderful group of people at your treatment center. Patient, understanding, realistic and above all nurturing. I am going to take the liberty of saying that you must be a far different Angela than the one who got the news on May 18th. You have climbed the peaks and rolled into the Valleys of an emotional lifetime. Persevere Angela, "this too shall pass", love to you and yours, pat&mag.
I think we all need to see the butt poem. Who wrote it?
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