Over the weekend, the sutures that were holding the NG tube in my nose broke and the tube began to slide. The pain became unbearable, so today I had the tube removed. I hated to do it, but I couldn’t take it anymore. The physician assistant told me to keep trying to drink water in an attempt to keep the track open for the next surgery. I’m just going to have to hope that works.
I also saw the nurse practitioner at my oncologist’s office today about the nerve damage. She said it could get better over time and possibly even go away, but we’ll have to continue to monitor my condition long term. Nothing I didn’t already know. She told me to take Vitamin B6 for the tingling and gave me a pain medication that’s specific to nerve pain. I’m a little nervous about taking it because I’m already on pain medication and don’t want to feel any more loopy, but I’ll at least give it a try.
Next Wednesday, I’m having a CT scan to make sure the cancer is still gone. After the scan I’ll meet with my oncologist to discuss the results.
My next surgery is at 10:30 a.m. on April 4.
That’s it for now. Thanks for reading my blog. If you’d like to help me with my battle with cancer, please go to https://www.youcaring.com/julie-mears-henry-495041.