Friday, April 23, 2010

Home From Iowa City

I Just got home from Iowa City, I saw a specialist there for my liver cirossis, I was seeing a Dr.Burkle here in Waterloo who told me that cirossis is a form of cancer, which is not true anyways in the last 2 months I have been hospitalized and had a Paracentesis.Paracentesis is a procedure to take out fluid that has collected in the belly (peritoneal fluid). This fluid buildup is called ascites. Ascites may be caused by infection, inflammation, an injury, or other conditions, such as cirrhosis or cancer. The fluid is taken out using a long, thin needle put through the belly. The fluid is sent to a lab and studied to find the cause of the fluid buildup. Paracentesis also may be done to take the fluid out to relieve belly pressure or pain in people with cancer or cirrhosis. My new Doctor (Dr.Lederman sent me to Iowa City to see about getting a shunt put in since my belly fills up with fluid 2 to 3 says after I have a Paracentesis done,you can read about it here
I have severe cirossis and the doctor I saw today Dr. Antonio Sanchez said the risk of a shunt being put in was to risky, he recommended a liver transplant, I have to go back in 2 months to find out what they are going to do, you can read about the treatment of cirossis here I did drink when I was younger but haven't touched it for about 14 years, I've never had any kind of hepatitis either, so if anyone was offended about my post back on August 9th 2009 I apologize, it was what I was told by the Doctor I was seeing at that time. Dr Sanchez seem's to think that mine might be caused by some kind of autoimmune disease, they are not sure, all my problems started at the end of 2007 when they removed my gallbladder, all I know is that cirossis has been very painful for me and anyone that tells you that cirossis isn't serious need's to find out the facts first before going off on you! I'm currently on 17 different medications no job and no insurance! I am NOT looking for PITY at all and never intended for anyone thinking that is what I was doing by me posting about my health back in August...... I just felt bad that I wasn't posting, creating kits and freebies for you all. I wish I never said anything to anyone because I love the person who brought this to my attention dearly and always will, her husband had cancer and I can only imagine what she went through physically and emotionally and I wish with all my heart I could have been there for her. So with that said I again apologize, Thanks for listening.......
Sandra AKA (MissFoxy)

1 comment:

Perkypine said...

First of all, thank you so much for "Spring Fling" It has some really cute things that I am anxious to use.

Also, I'm sorry to hear about your health struggles. My father had liver cancer and I can certainly remember about the fluid buildup and how painful he said it was so I can certainly sympathize with you.

Lastly, although I live in Spokane, Washington, my parents both grew up in Lucas county; my dad in Chariton and my mom in Russell I always think it's fun to see that someone is from Iowa! It brings back such good memories of spending the summers in Chariton with my grandparents.

With thanks and best wishes,
Perkypine