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My stomach had the opening of a pin. He is furious with the surgeons because they pretty much blew me off saying it wasn’t possible to have a stricture and lo and behold here I am. The first endoscopy opened it a tiny bit for Water and juice to pass through. So I have been sipping water and juice. So glad I don’t have to go to the hospital anymore for IV fluids every other day. My next endoscopy is Monday and this is going to be for a series of weeks until they can get it big enough so that I can actually swallow something. Not a good scenario. If anybody is reading this and you feel that you cannot swallow something and your doctor says it’s acid reflux, run to your Gastro because your doctor is wrong. Orchids, thanks so much for lending me an ear throughout this ordeal. How are you making out? I know you have stuff of your own going on.

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1 hour ago, Starfish23 said:

My stomach had the opening of a pin. He is furious with the surgeons because they pretty much blew me off saying it wasn’t possible to have a stricture and lo and behold here I am. The first endoscopy opened it a tiny bit for Water and juice to pass through. So I have been sipping Water and juice. So glad I don’t have to go to the hospital anymore for IV fluids every other day. My next endoscopy is Monday and this is going to be for a series of weeks until they can get it big enough so that I can actually swallow something. Not a good scenario. If anybody is reading this and you feel that you cannot swallow something and your doctor says it’s acid reflux, run to your Gastro because your doctor is wrong. Orchids, thanks so much for lending me an ear throughout this ordeal. How are you making out? I know you have stuff of your own going on.

Sorry to hear that this is going to be a long process, but thank heavens you can at least get some fluids in now. This is definitely weight loss the HARD way.

I'm doing ok. Ever since I gave up on soft and solid foods, I am feeling so much better. I'm not nearly so exhausted, I think I'm actually getting more food in overall and I'm sleeping much better, too. I'm getting creative with Soup recipes. Last week i saw a magazine ad with a chicken/broccoli/rice casserole that looked so good. So, I basically made the casserole without rice, added a little extra milk and called it a soup. Yum! Today we went out to a Mexican restaurant to Celebrate a co-worker's birthday. I had the inside of about 1/3 of a beef enchilada and some tortilla soup. Happy camper today :) I mean, really, compared to you, I've got it made. I sure hope they can get your stomach workable before your trip. I guess you're going to be cutting it close. :( At least your gastro sounds like he really listens to you.

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Oh I am so glad things are looking up for you. I mean it’s not where you expect it to be but you’re eating and it sounds like your creativity is paying off. Sounds yummy. I’ll
Check back on you and hopefully you will continue to heal quickly. We all have a different path to follow on this journey. At the end the day as long as were healthy that’s all that matters

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@Starfish23 it's been nearly 2 months , how are you doing now? Are the strictures all taken care of?😙

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And I am hoping all reading this are having a good Day!

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Sending prayers for all

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I’m asking for prayers for my dog - Bernie the Bernese Mountain Dog. We know he has cancer in his knee but today we will find out if it has spread. If it hasn’t, he will have his leg amputated (he’s not using it at all anyway) and chemotherapy. If it HAS spread, we will have to make a decision that I REALLY don’t want to have to make. He’s my best friend and I’m heartbroken!

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Bernese are beautiful loving dogs, as you face this difficult day , sending a big hug. May you make the right choice, for Bernie, for You. Praying for a Good Outcome👼🙏😇

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2 hours ago, CyndieRI said:

I’m asking for prayers for my dog - Bernie the Bernese Mountain Dog. We know he has cancer in his knee but today we will find out if it has spread. If it hasn’t, he will have his leg amputated (he’s not using it at all anyway) and chemotherapy. If it HAS spread, we will have to make a decision that I REALLY don’t want to have to make. He’s my best friend and I’m heartbroken!

I'm so sorry, Cyndie. I know how difficult this is. Praying that the cancer hasn't spread.

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I’m asking for prayers for my dog - Bernie the Bernese Mountain Dog. We know he has cancer in his knee but today we will find out if it has spread. If it hasn’t, he will have his leg amputated (he’s not using it at all anyway) and chemotherapy. If it HAS spread, we will have to make a decision that I REALLY don’t want to have to make. He’s my best friend and I’m heartbroken!
Sending prayers your way

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