Friday, October 13, 2017: Today I finally got to see my #oncologist to tell him about the interesting trip to the emergency room. I explained every detail (even had all the reports & scans so that he could have their radiologist read the scans). Also, he said that I won't have to get another CT scan to know if the chemo is working unless the scans they did at the other hospital aren't good enough. Before he did want to wait to do the CT until after my 4th treatment. So, I'm super happy about that.
One thing that I did see on the CT scan report from the other hospital was that I now have #gallstones. I don't know how these things just keep popping up. First this crazy #heartburn, then the gallstones & now I have this numbness, burning needle pain in my right thigh (which the last appointment with my doctor he said it could be a pinched nerve) but now it seems to be getting worse. So Friday I am going to go talk to him before my chemo this week.
As far as the heartburn goes... I explained what the doctor at the other hospital said & that he just said try Alka-Selter. Then I told him that I got heartburn that night & it took about an hour & a half to work. My doctor suggested to try Mylanta because it is thick & will coat everything as it goes down. He said that should give some temporary relief. He also said if it continues to be a promblem then he will refer me to a #gastroenterologist which I thought was a great idea. Next adventure is chemo tomorrow & Friday. Oh, & hopefully one day this puffy steroid face goes away.
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