Topic: I am on a 5 hour hospital parole so I thought I would catch you up
So, things are never easy with me. I am a drama queen extraordinare and so of course my ERCP was not easy and asked more questions than it answered.
Apparently, the area where the stomach and small intestines join is completely blocked. Nothing getting through which is the reason for all the vomitting. So they took some tissue samples which came back negative for cancer. So I have no signs of a reoccurance from tissue samples, MRI and numerous xrays. Bloodwork is ""rather good" as well.
My doctor says there are two possibilities. 1)Cancer is back or 2)Scar tissue is building up. On Monday, I will go under the knife again to have a small hole cut in the bottom of my stomach and have the small intestine attached directly there. While I am open, they will get more tissue samples and investigate.
My doctor said if it is a reoccurance, it will be impossible to get back on the liver transplant list but there is a possibility of some cutting edge surgery to remove the place if he can talk better doctors into it.
So here I am asking for everyone's best thoughts and prayers. I am so scared and my husband and I are clinging to each other. I told my doctor not to worry, its not cancer, just my yearly scare and hospital stay but he didnt look convinced. My dad is flying in on Sunday and my mom will wait to see if it is cancer before she uses her few vacation days.
Anyway, please keep me in your thoughts and prayers. I am so overwhelmed right now it is so hard for me to process things. I just read that Peter has passed away and it isnt really sinking in yet.
36 year old patient with buckets of hope