Good News (Present)

Today I have gotten pretty good news. I am very pleased to say the least. I had an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy which looks at the esophagus and stomach, it was done about a week ago. An "endoscopy is a procedure that lets your doctor look inside your body. It uses an instrument called an endoscope, or scope for short. Scopes have a tiny camera attached to a long, thin tube. The doctor moves it through a body passageway or opening to see inside an organ. Sometimes scopes are used for surgery, such as for removing polyps".[Endoscopy] This was done to check out my stomach to make sure that everything looked normal because about a year ago they had found that there was cancer in my stomach and they removed it. This was a rather complicated story. Because I did Peritoneal Dialysis, "where the walls of your abdominal cavity are lined with a membrane called the peritoneum, which allows waste products and extra fluid to pass from your blood into the dialysis solution. The solution contains a sugar called dextrose that will pull wastes and extra fluid into the abdominal cavity. These wastes and fluid then leave your body when the dialysis solution is drained".[Peritoneal Dialysis] This made it complicated because I have no kidneys and so I had to switch to Hemo Dialysis.

This is where they placed a Catheter, "sometimes called a CVC (Central Venous Catheter), consists of a plastic catheter with two lumens (or occasionally two separate catheters) which is inserted into a large vein (usually the vena cava, via the internal jugular vein or the femoral vein". [Hemodialysis]Oh because of my bad veins They stuck this catheter through my liver. Yeah this kind of worried me but it worked out! LOL

In that time period I had to wait three months because I had to wait for my peritoneum to heal from the surgery. Than I could go back to my PD again. When they took the Hemo catheters out, I thought there was going to be surgery or something because it did go straight through my liver, right? I was wrong all they did was pull it out very quickly and that was the end of that!I was very surprised it was that easy!

This made me happy because I could take a shower again because when I had the Hemo catheters I could not get those wet in fear of getting them infected. An infection would of went straight to my heart being in my blood stream and all. This would not be a good thing! So you need to be very careful not to get your hemo catheters wet.

Anyway back to the endoscopy...when they were in my stomach they took some biopsies. The results of these biopsies were negative meaning that they did not find any cancer in my stomach. Hallelujah! Thank you Lord Jesus! For the good test results.

Oh I have not mentioned this I know I am slacking on my life story here, I know and you have to forgive me for that. A lot of times I just don't feel very inspired to write, or just don't feel well, and another thing I struggle with, is laziness. I know poor excuses. But, yes! You can add stomach cancer to my long list of health ailments. :)

Blessings to you and yours!

10 comments:

Khris said...

Thomas, I am truly happy about the good report that you received! You are an inspiration to me brother! Your posts are too. When I see what the Lord has been doing for you, I am blessed. You just write when you feel like it and I will be back to read. God bless you!

ThomasCSlater said...

Thank you Khris! Thank you brother, for stopping in and leaving your nice comments. I am so happy that this blog is an inspiration to you. That means so much to me! It makes me feel good to help others by sharing the life that the Lord has blessed me with!

And no, I am not crazy!...or maybe just a little :)

Peace be with you and yours, Khris

Anonymous said...

Great news T! Great news! Keep it going!

ThomasCSlater said...

Thanks Anonymous, for stopping by and the encouragement! Blessings to you and yours!

Lori said...

Thomas, that is good news! I agree with Khris...

"You just write when you feel like it and I will be back to read."

Blessings to you, Thomas!

ThomasCSlater said...

Hey Lori! I hope you are doing well and may the God of Peace be with you and yours.

akaGaGa said...

I'm glad to hear your stomach is healthy ... and I'm glad to hear from you. Keep fighting the good fight, brother. You are inspiring us all.

ThomasCSlater said...

Hey Jean, thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments!

tikno said...

Thomas,
I'm glad for the good report that you received.
I come here from the discussion that you joined (If One Why We Must Different).

ThomasCSlater said...

Hi tikno thanks for stopping by! Yes, I am quite happy myself...Hallelujah!

Blessings to you and yours!