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AT 85 AM WONDERING IF I CAN
TAKE THE PAIN! I HAVE BEEN ON
CHRONIC PAIN MEDICINES FOR
5 TO 10 YEARS> I AM A WIMP AND
WISH I HAVE THE GUTS TO CANCEL BLADDER REMOVAL!
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HI MR. Jensen, I follow your write up, and I think that you do great and help like me a lot of peole ( I still cant spell ) so thank you very much. chuck,
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Glad to hear from you yesterday, Chuck (@cweeks18). It's been a couple of months since last we exchanged notes, so I'm assuming you're doing well. I had a little setback in mid-June — a "small stroke" caused by my atrial fibrillation. Treatment is limited to physical therapy to teach my brain how to properly direct movements on my right side, but you can see from my typing that the disability is almost non-existent at this point. Just before that, I had my annual cystoscope exam of my bladder and was happy to hear that there are no apparent growths, good or bad, right now — cleared for another year, unless some symptoms show up. My stage 3 kidney problem has been stable as a rock — no change, no surprise symptoms. My therapy for kidney function and blood pressure is keeping everything in a steady state. How are your kidney and bladder conditions doing?
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Thanks for clarifying: you have bladder cancer and have recently found out that you also have stage 3 kidney disease. If you would like to talk with other who have kidney disease, please pop over to this discussion
– Stage 3 CKD https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/stage-3-ckd/
Interestingly, @predictable who you've connected with in this discussion about bladder cancer also have stage 3 kidney disease. I hope the 2 of you connect again.
Chuck, what symptoms are you experiencing at the moment?
HI MRS. YOUNG, I am still here. nothing has been done for my bladder or my kidneys. Only now days I pass very little water, and feel sick most of the time. And I thank you. Very Respectfully. Chuck Weeks LCDR. USN Ret.
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Hi Chuck, just checking in and to let you know I got your message. Have you considered consulting a palliative care team to help with symptom management? They can help make you comfortable. Is this a possibility for you?
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HI COLLEEN, THANK YOU, I DO NOT KNOW WHAT PALLIATIVE MEANS. I REALLY DONT WHAT TO SAY, NOT COMPLAING. BUT NOW I FEEL QUITE SICK AND HAVE DIREA , AND HARD TO WALK. I LIKE MY YARD AND SLEEP WELL. SO I AM OK. PLUS IKNOW THE LORDS PRAY AND THE 23 PALM VERY REPECTFULLY. CHUCK .
Sorry it took me a while to respond. Here is some information about palliative care from Mayo Clinic https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/palliative-care/about/pac-20384637
"Palliative care is specialized medical care that focuses on providing patients relief from pain and other symptoms of a serious illness, no matter the diagnosis or stage of disease. Palliative care teams aim to improve the quality of life for both patients and their families."
You might also want to learn more from this Video Q&A:
– Video Q&A about Palliative Care https://connect.mayoclinic.org/webinar/discussion-on-palliative-care/?date=1507680000
How are you doing?
THANK YOU, CHUCK.
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