Newest Member: Armyman9196

Off Topic :
A new worry

default

DragnHeart ( member #32122) posted at 3:33 AM on Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021

Hugs.

Thank you for the update. You are in my thoughts and prayers every day.

Me: BS 44 nowWH: 35 almost 36 (BrokenHeart911)Four little dragons.Met 2006. Married 2008. Dday of LTPA with co worker October 19th 2010. Knew about EA with ow1 before that.Full disclosure March 8th 2019 four AP's.

posts: 22087   ·   registered: May. 10th, 2011   ·   location: Canada
id 8669026
default

zebra25 ( member #29431) posted at 3:55 AM on Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021

That's good news!! Sending you more healing mojo!!!

"Don't let anyone who hasn't been in your shoes tell you how to tie your laces."

D-day April 2010

posts: 2467   ·   registered: Aug. 25th, 2010
id 8669032
default

tushnurse ( member #21101) posted at 1:31 PM on Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021

Hang in there Jeannie it will get better. Think about how much better you are today from the first few days after surgery.

Make sure you are eating good, and sleeping good. That's what is important to healing.

Congrats on the great news.

Me: FBS
Him: FWS
Kids: 21 &23
Married for 28 years now, was 16 at the time.
D-Day Sept 26 2008
R'd in about 2 years. Old Vet now.

posts: 18985   ·   registered: Oct. 1st, 2008   ·   location: St. Louis
id 8669098
default

cass ( member #24261) posted at 8:28 PM on Sunday, June 27th, 2021

Jeanie I don't post much now but visit often and have been following your story. Well done for your strength and perseverance. Sending you healing hugs for a full recovery.

DDay - April 2008
Me - 58 and doing great, alone.

Don't put the key to your happiness in someone else's pocket!

posts: 5184   ·   registered: Jun. 4th, 2009   ·   location: Scotland
id 8670414
default

 Jeaniegirl (original poster member #6370) posted at 9:10 PM on Sunday, June 27th, 2021

Cass, thank you. The last couple of days, I am almost feeling human again. I'm doing pain management the best I can. Also drinking lots of water and walking around the house. I think that is helping. When the surgeon released me this week, his PA told me to not be embarrassed about the tears as this suregery -- removal of a lung or part of a lung, is one of the most painful to recover from. So many muscles and nerves are cut. But I am determined to get back to where I was before mid-March when I got the news about cancer.

I KNOW I AM FORTUNATE BECAUSE MOST PEOPLE DON'T GET TO HEAR ...'YOU ARE CANCER FREE' .... so the pain is the price to pay.

"Because I deserve better"

posts: 2865   ·   registered: Feb. 1st, 2005
id 8670431
default

humantrampoline ( member #61458) posted at 7:19 PM on Tuesday, June 29th, 2021

I'm glad to hear your healing is going well. I imagine it's a large task for your body to repair.

'YOU ARE CANCER FREE'

This is awesome.

posts: 397   ·   registered: Nov. 17th, 2017
id 8670962
default

thatbpguy ( member #58540) posted at 11:15 PM on Tuesday, June 29th, 2021

I KNOW I AM FORTUNATE BECAUSE MOST PEOPLE DON'T GET TO HEAR ...'YOU ARE CANCER FREE' .... so the pain is the price to pay.

You are blessed.

ME: BH Her: WW DDay 1, R; DDay 2, R; DDay 3, I left; Divorced Remarried to a wonderful woman

"There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind." C.S. Lewis

As a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool repeats his folly...

posts: 4458   ·   registered: May. 2nd, 2017   ·   location: Vancouver, WA
id 8671017
default

sisoon ( Guide #31240) posted at 7:05 PM on Wednesday, June 30th, 2021

The fact that the pain is associated with getting you free of cancer probably doesn't affect the intensity much, if at all.

IOW, be happy with the outcome, and keep treating the pain....

How are you doing?

fBH (me) - on d-day: 66, Married 43, together 45, same sex ap
DDay - 12/22/2010
Recover'd and R'ed
You don't have to like your boundaries. You just have to set and enforce them.

posts: 26161   ·   registered: Feb. 18th, 2011   ·   location: Illinois
id 8671224
default

 Jeaniegirl (original poster member #6370) posted at 7:45 PM on Thursday, July 1st, 2021

Sisoon - and all: I think I have turned the corner. Yesterday and today, I am feeling so much better. This morning I FINALLY got to take a bath. I am not a shower person and I sure have missed my long, leisure baths. The minute I got sumerged in the warm bath, I started to feel so much better. Maybe it's psychological .... but I don't care, it sure HELPED. Then I took my time and fixed my hair and even put on makeup. The pain is much less now and I am walking more through my house. As soon as the weather gets better, I will start daily, short evening walks outside. I have lost way too much weight and the muscles in my legs and arms need work. I'm also taking a look at my diet and see what I need to eat and what I need to stop eating.

Thank you all for your concerns and encouragement.

"Because I deserve better"

posts: 2865   ·   registered: Feb. 1st, 2005
id 8671596
default

humantrampoline ( member #61458) posted at 7:57 PM on Thursday, July 1st, 2021

This is wonderful! Thank you for posting an update. You are in my thoughts often.

posts: 397   ·   registered: Nov. 17th, 2017
id 8671601
default

PricklePatch ( member #34041) posted at 8:04 PM on Thursday, July 1st, 2021

Jeanie, Happy for your good news. I had the food smell and taste issue after a surgery. I was able to ear a mild not spicy Indian food. The different spices made it palatable. If your constipated try making chia seed pudding. I put two tables of chia into banana almond milk and put the pudding in the frig. In two hours it is set like regular pudding.

Hope things start getting better.

BS Fwh

posts: 3061   ·   registered: Nov. 28th, 2011
id 8671603
default

DragnHeart ( member #32122) posted at 8:52 PM on Thursday, July 1st, 2021

Yay for baths. Im happy your pain is less. You're doing great!

Me: BS 44 nowWH: 35 almost 36 (BrokenHeart911)Four little dragons.Met 2006. Married 2008. Dday of LTPA with co worker October 19th 2010. Knew about EA with ow1 before that.Full disclosure March 8th 2019 four AP's.

posts: 22087   ·   registered: May. 10th, 2011   ·   location: Canada
id 8671619
default

zebra25 ( member #29431) posted at 9:24 PM on Thursday, July 1st, 2021

So happy for you!!!

"Don't let anyone who hasn't been in your shoes tell you how to tie your laces."

D-day April 2010

posts: 2467   ·   registered: Aug. 25th, 2010
id 8671632
default

thebighurt ( member #34722) posted at 9:38 PM on Thursday, July 1st, 2021

Glad you have done so well. Hugs

Finding what life could have been....... Why didn't I see it?

posts: 4998   ·   registered: Feb. 3rd, 2012   ·   location: the Other Side
id 8671636
default

BearlyBreathing ( member #55075) posted at 12:09 AM on Friday, July 2nd, 2021

Progress! Yay! (And amen to a long bath—they are the best!)

Me: BS 54 (49 on d-day)Him: WH. 64D-Day 8/15/2016 LTA
Kinda liking my new life :-)

**horrible typist, lots of edits to correct. :-/ **

posts: 4240   ·   registered: Sep. 10th, 2016   ·   location: Northern CA
id 8671683
default

 Jeaniegirl (original poster member #6370) posted at 3:42 PM on Tuesday, July 13th, 2021

Hello SI friends.

I haven't checked in lately as my pain level increased to the point that my surgeon recommended me for pain management. Thank goodness for that. Last week I had the first treatment for the nerve pain and got relief. Since it's almost impossible to get any type of RX for pain (opoids, etc), I am so thankful I now have this help. Nerve blocking injections are helping. The pain management doctor tells me I have a ways to go due to all the nerves and muscles that were cut during surgery. I have really not been able to eat, walk around, do simple exercises that I need to do, because of the pain. I have lost 13 pounds.

But I will get there. My high school class is working on booking a group cruise early next spring so that is something for me to work towards.

Tushnurse, if you have an opinion on nerve blockers, I'd love to hear what you think.

"Because I deserve better"

posts: 2865   ·   registered: Feb. 1st, 2005
id 8675105
default

DragnHeart ( member #32122) posted at 4:06 PM on Tuesday, July 13th, 2021

Oh im so sorry your pain worsened but its good your doctor is being active in treating you.

You need to eat and sleep in order to heal so getting that pain under control is important.

Have you slept better with the nerve block?

Me: BS 44 nowWH: 35 almost 36 (BrokenHeart911)Four little dragons.Met 2006. Married 2008. Dday of LTPA with co worker October 19th 2010. Knew about EA with ow1 before that.Full disclosure March 8th 2019 four AP's.

posts: 22087   ·   registered: May. 10th, 2011   ·   location: Canada
id 8675115
default

 Jeaniegirl (original poster member #6370) posted at 4:46 PM on Tuesday, July 13th, 2021

Yes I have been able to get some sleep. Nothing worse than lying in bed at 3 a.m. hurting. I alternated heating pads and ice packs and that didn't help very much.

As for eating, it's so odd but nothing tastes like it used to taste to me. I don't understand that. Basically I'm living on protein drinks and also little cups of vanilla ice cream. I add fresh fruit to the ice cream.

"Because I deserve better"

posts: 2865   ·   registered: Feb. 1st, 2005
id 8675134
default

DragnHeart ( member #32122) posted at 5:09 PM on Tuesday, July 13th, 2021

Glad you are resting better.

Weird about your taste. Can you handle hard boiled eggs. Tush always recommends those.

Protein shakes are good. Im glad you can get those in you.

Hugs

Me: BS 44 nowWH: 35 almost 36 (BrokenHeart911)Four little dragons.Met 2006. Married 2008. Dday of LTPA with co worker October 19th 2010. Knew about EA with ow1 before that.Full disclosure March 8th 2019 four AP's.

posts: 22087   ·   registered: May. 10th, 2011   ·   location: Canada
id 8675142
default

tushnurse ( member #21101) posted at 5:13 PM on Wednesday, July 14th, 2021

Nerve blocking techniques kick ass.

They do a great job without making you feel bad, like some of the medications do.

I was shocked that you didn't have one in the hospital, and that they didn't give you epidural management. Kinda rude if you ask me. We all know (but I swear surgeons are too tunnel visioned) that pain slows healing and recovery.

I would encourage you to ask the pain mgmt Dr about Neurontin for the next few months, and some low level pain medication that is stronger than an NSAID or Tylenol like Tramadol or low dose Hydrocodone.

I'm glad to hear you got some relief though.

Hang in there good lady. This too shall pass, pass like the worlds largest kidney stone, but it will pass.

Me: FBS
Him: FWS
Kids: 21 &23
Married for 28 years now, was 16 at the time.
D-Day Sept 26 2008
R'd in about 2 years. Old Vet now.

posts: 18985   ·   registered: Oct. 1st, 2008   ·   location: St. Louis
id 8675473
Cookies on SurvivingInfidelity.com®

SurvivingInfidelity.com® uses cookies to enhance your visit to our website. This is a requirement for participants to login, post and use other features. Visitors may opt out, but the website will be less functional for you.

v.1.000.20211022 2002-2021 SurvivingInfidelity.com® All Rights Reserved. • Privacy Policy