Frenchie wrote:Now that the cancer has spread to my bowels, one of the options is a colonoscopy. I would have to wear a colonoscopy bag again. I had one for over 2 years when I was first diagnosed.
They are not that bad to live with. I got use to mine fairly quickly.
They are not fool proof. One of my most embarrassing moments was at an elegant restaurant miles from home. Right in the middle of dinner, the bag came off and everything slithered down my pant leg !!
Just picture that happening for a moment. Now I have to grab my ankle with both hands immediately, and navigate my way, crouched in two , through a crowded dinning room to the exit. All the while, I'm trying to explain to a confused waitress why I can't let go of my ankle to pay the bill !
I have learned from moments like this to always carry a spare set of clothes and extra bags.
Not that it helped me that night. I had to give my leg a shake beside the car, then sit in this mess all the way home. No place to clean up. I wasn't about to go back in. I never went back to that restaurant ever again.
Funny, funny stuff if it would have happened to someone else, but sometimes you can't help but laugh at yourself. I get a chuckle now when I think about moments like these.
I had a hospital bed installed in the sunroom recently. I spend all my time in there now. I was finding it difficult to breath when I lay flat on my back. Now I can elevate my head at will. It will only get worse as time goes on.
Frenchie wrote:Hello everyone,
Mrs. Frenchie here. I know that Frenchie had not been keeping you updated or posting as often as he should so I thought I would try my hand at this for him.
He has an appointment with his doctor at the end of the month which is a good thing as his pain is increasing. The doctor will need to increase his pain meds.
His attitude is still good, he still goes out to walk with dogs and me but he is tired, so tired.
Either Ron or I will come back at the beginning of June with an update.
peanut_8 wrote:Thanks so much for the update, Mrs. Frenchie.
Please give Frenchie our best, and let him know we're thinking of him.
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