Re: Options for clogged stents
Dear Marions, Thank you for your post. Yes, an abdominal x-ray was done to make sure the stents had not shifted. If I continue to have pain, I will definitely have to go back to the doctors. I have someone who will go with me to chemo. I have great friend who has been by my side all the way. I am fortunate to have him in my life. He has been an angel on earth. I have been a business owner (transportation and warehousing of products) but am retired. While being in business, I rescued several animals (including a goat!) from the streets of Detroit. I once had a large kennel, 2000 square feet. I have downsized now and have a home with a 1000 foot kennel; indoor runs, a/c, all the comforts of a home. I had hoped to outlive the 8 dogs and 6 cats I have. I once cared for 27 dogs. Now I have eight elderly dogs who still have quality of life. All my animals have been neutered/spayed and have lived to be seniors, just like me. They are a big concern for me. I would not want them euthanized, so I've hired a caretaker to care for them at my home. It would be great to see if the chemo would shrink the tumor and buy me some more time. Dying isn't just about me but about the things I love, the animals being a very important part of my life. I hope for less pain tomorrow. I really am truly amazed at this website and all the exceptionally brave people facing cancer. I pray for that type of bravery.