Jaynee mentioned hernias being detected by X-rays in another thread and since I didn't want to hijack that very important conversation, I thought I'd start a new one.
So, I've been concerned in recent months that I may be herniating my incision point and ileo scar straining on the toilet. Constipation has been my main complaint post-reversal, though I recently started eating Metamucil wafers and they've helped a lot. But I still get a little stinging pain in the scars on occasion when I push hard. I have my annual CT scan coming up this Thursday. Will they be able to detect any tearing, etc. in my abdominal wall? Should I mention this possibility to the tech before we start?
Dx: 3/09, Stage 4 RC
Recurrences: (ongoing, lung, bronchial cavity, ribs)
Major Ops: 6/ RFA: 3 /bronchoscopies: 8
Pelvic radiation: 5 wks. Bronchial radiation—brachytheray: 3 treatments
Chemo Rounds (career):136
Current Chemo Cocktail: Xeloda & Erbitux & Irinotecan biweekly
Current Cocktail; On the Wagon (mostly)
Bicycle miles post-dx 10,477
Motto: Live your life like it's going to be a long one, because it just might, and then you'll be glad you did.