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    Top User mojo's Avatar
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    That sounds awful Baz! Glad it is a bit better. Perhaps a premedicate you with some antibiotics with the sepsis coming in so often. Hoping you get some answers Tuesday.

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    mojo,
    For sure if it had been sepsis it would have provided key indicators within 72 hours.
    As there are non, I’m fairly confident it is not a infection, certainly not of magnitude of sepsis.
    Factor 1
    I am reasonably convinced subject to confirmation my stomach and bowels have not recovered from the drugs pumped in in November to combat sepsis and kidney failure.
    The symptoms are in line with a stomach ulcer and severe IBS type.

    Factor 2
    Pain has been consistent in the same region for 19 months or so but increasing in severity, the only addition being it has extended below and into the the left ribs and down the inguinal crease.

    Hence the virtual colonoscopy CT which should show the whole of the small and large bowel and everything else in the abdominal region.

    These results we shall have to wait for.
    Barry
    Diagnosed stage 3 March 011
    Radical resection April 011
    Restaged 2b April 011.
    12/09 Colonoscopy clear but picked up hospital infection.
    Aorta & femoral arteries occluded.
    Clot buster drugs put me in ICU with internal bleeding. 9 blood units later they got it under control.
    Aortobifemoral surgery 5th May. yughh.
    PET scan indicates clear
    DEXA bone scan clear
    13/5 CT showed "unknown" but no concern from docs.
    Inguinal lymph nodes and severe groin pain.
    Ultrasound and MRI show no nasties. Pheww
    Groin pain and enlarged lymph nodes still there.
    October -still the same pains but under semi control.
    Additional chest CT scan ordered for 11th November prior to surgery.
    Sinus surgery done and dusted.
    July 2014 PSA at 5.10. 2months of antibiotics in case of UTI, jan 2015 PSA at 7.20, 23/08 now 8.2, current 8.1
    Prostate Cancer confirmed Gleason 3+Marginal 4.
    Active surveillance continues.
    PET CT Aug 2017 indicated lung nodule changes
    CT Guided biopsy 7/09
    November 1 Vats Wedge section pathology Glomulated previous infection
    no Cancer.

    Not all's rosy in the garden, but see following.
    Stop grumbling Baz, your still alive and kicking so far.
    Age and illness doesn't define who we are, but more what we are able to do.
    Motto
    Do what I love doing, when I can until I can't.
    and dodging bullets in the meanwhile, too many bullets at moment.

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    Well I am hoping the virtual colonoscopy figures this out. We seem to have a lot of clostridium difficile infection after antibiotic use lately Especially in those treated with high-dose antibiotics. Hoping and wishing the best for you, mojo

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    mojo,
    We shall get to know in due time I have no doubt.

    As a follow up to the right femoral occlusion I am seeing vascular at the local hospital this afternoon.
    Maybe we shall find out IF they intend doing anything about it,
    as it was caused by the hospital they will probably in the usual NHS tradition of ignoring it completely suggest the do nothing approach is the best course of non action.
    What is certain is there is no doubt it has ended my sports, particularly my skiing passion as the least pressure I put on the leg(s) results in a lock up.
    This includes even cutting the grass which I used to do in about 1 hour, now alas it takes at least 3 hours with frequent stops to let the legs recover.

    Over all I’m fairly disheartened As one can imagine.
    Yet better than what I was told last year
    ”Use it or lose it”.
    So despite the pain I have used it.

    Maybe I should again take up Nicks passion for horse riding, something I did from childhood given all my mothers side relatives are farmers.
    Nah I’d fall off and do myself some serious damage.
    Barry
    Ever hopeful.
    Diagnosed stage 3 March 011
    Radical resection April 011
    Restaged 2b April 011.
    12/09 Colonoscopy clear but picked up hospital infection.
    Aorta & femoral arteries occluded.
    Clot buster drugs put me in ICU with internal bleeding. 9 blood units later they got it under control.
    Aortobifemoral surgery 5th May. yughh.
    PET scan indicates clear
    DEXA bone scan clear
    13/5 CT showed "unknown" but no concern from docs.
    Inguinal lymph nodes and severe groin pain.
    Ultrasound and MRI show no nasties. Pheww
    Groin pain and enlarged lymph nodes still there.
    October -still the same pains but under semi control.
    Additional chest CT scan ordered for 11th November prior to surgery.
    Sinus surgery done and dusted.
    July 2014 PSA at 5.10. 2months of antibiotics in case of UTI, jan 2015 PSA at 7.20, 23/08 now 8.2, current 8.1
    Prostate Cancer confirmed Gleason 3+Marginal 4.
    Active surveillance continues.
    PET CT Aug 2017 indicated lung nodule changes
    CT Guided biopsy 7/09
    November 1 Vats Wedge section pathology Glomulated previous infection
    no Cancer.

    Not all's rosy in the garden, but see following.
    Stop grumbling Baz, your still alive and kicking so far.
    Age and illness doesn't define who we are, but more what we are able to do.
    Motto
    Do what I love doing, when I can until I can't.
    and dodging bullets in the meanwhile, too many bullets at moment.

 

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