Bobby, Gene finds it sore as well when sitting, if we are in the car any bumps are
extremely painful as well. He has had the leg issue which is getting better.Now if we could fix the gas and cramping. I don't want to be hard on him, but I am going to turn up the notch on the walking. Our surgery was Sept. 14th, so we are in the same boat here... Ginger
Hospital Cleveland Clinic r/c Sept.14,2007
Surgeon. Dr Stephen Campbell and Gill
Gene Beane..66 Ford Motor Company
Engineer, retired Vietnam Vet
About your mutt hair, I'm sorry for you...but as we well know it's not an ingrown toenail we are dealing with but cancer. Everything is relative.
My sister never wore a wig after her chemo, nobody cared...I never wear a prosthesis after my mastectomy and I surely don't care, nor my husband. In fact I'm more relaxed about my (chubby old battle scarred) body now than I was when I was at my most glamourous!
Holly, I am so happy to hear your good news, it is a wonderful word (benign) yah.
Bobby, sorry to hear that your hubby is having a hard time of it, 2 weeks out it is still early days, did they not explain that the recovery was long? ???
It was explained to us that it would be about a 3 month recovery & from those that have had it done that I have read on hear, it sounds more like 6 to 12 months before you a feeling close to 100%, prehaps if you start up a new topic about your situation others that have experianced r/c can comment.
wishing you all the best.
hey holly - i'm so happy to hear your good news. you must be so relieved. try to enjoy the good moments. an airplane can fly through your building and we can all be dead tomorrow, so what the heck?!?!
i have a few things to say about the hair issue. my husband just started his 3rd cycle of chemo - cisplatin/gemzar. he hasn't lost any hair, and we are so grateful. it's just one more crappy thing to think about when you look in the mirror, and you can see the pity in everyone's eyes when you're bald from chemo. but the good news about your hair is that at least it's growing back. you can always change the color or style, as long as you HAVE some hair. best of luck to you.
eileen, mike g's wife
Stage T2-T3, muscle invasive
Married to Eileen
2 sons, ages 20 and 23