I’ve been a bit remiss in updating my blogs (yes, I have two).
There has not been much to “update”. My cracked rib seems much better although I think this cold, cold, winter weather we’re having is making it hurt! I’ve had a lot of rib area pain the last few weeks (again). It’s not the same as when it was cracked though.
I am having a colonoscopy tomorrow. It’s been 3 years since my last one and I’m not expecting anything but good news, after-all, today is my birthday! My gift to myself. Nothing to eat after 9am. No birthday cake, no drinks with friends. Oh well… this was just the best week for me to do it since I have to have someone with me and my sister is in town (plus a slow week at work).
My bone scan came back with osteopenia. Thin bones. No surprise there. I recently read where several patients on Sandostatin have been dx’d with either osteopenia or full blown osteoarthritis. Many wonder if it is the Sandostatin that contributes to it. I think it could be but it is more likely just our age! Dr. Woltering suggested 5,000 units of Vitamin D with 1,000 of Vitamin C followed by two tums. I think I am going to try that–if only I can remember! I’m supposed to take two calcium supps a day but I forget more than I remember.
If you want to read my story from the very beginning, my other blog is:mylifewithcarcinoidcancer.blogspot
I hope everyone had a lovely holiday!