About

First Name
Marvin

Last Name
Sturing

City
Alton

State/Province
SD

Health Interests
Cancer, Kidney and urinary tract disorders, Men's health issues

Posts (150)

Sun, Nov 10 7:11pm · My first A1C since diagnosis 3 months ago!! in Diabetes/Endocrine System

@retiredteacher Hi Carol. It has taken me some time to answer you. We bought a house that is closer to the grandkids and we have been very busy getting ready for the move which we are hoping will be the first week of December. After we get settled, I can start exercising again. Right now I am getting enough exercise just getting ready for the move. Don't be too hard on yourself. We all have set backs from time to time. It's alright. We just need to refocus and get "On The Road Again!"

Tue, Nov 5 9:52pm · My first A1C since diagnosis 3 months ago!! in Diabetes/Endocrine System

@retiredteacher Any time I ask my doctor about anything to do with diabetes, he tells me to talk to Dee, the nurse practitioner. She is also a diabetic. She tells the doctor what he needs to do to keep Medicare happy. She has me on an insulin pump and just started me on a CGM. She is the one who adjusts my insulin dosages. She is very knowledgeable and knows what she is doing and I trust her to do what's best for me. (And by the way, my exercise program fell apart also. Really need to get back at it!)

Mon, Oct 28 8:54pm · My mom has a elevated amylase and lipase but pancreas appears normal in Digestive Health

I was diagnosed with with pancreatic cancer 5 years ago. My symptoms included orange oily diarrhea and indigestion/severe abdominal discomfort. I was a Type II diabetic and had it under control by medicine, diet and exercise. My blood sugar started going up and there was nothing I could do to get things under control again. My doctor ordered a CT scan. My tumor was so obvious that they didn't even check with a radiologist. Fifteen minutes after my scan, I was back in my doctor's office and he told me I had a large growth on my pancreas. Nobody said "cancer" until after my surgery and it was verified.

Wed, Oct 23 4:12pm · Can someone help...terrified: Need info on pancreatic cancer in Cancer

@cindee60 Pancreatic cancer is scary. I was diagnosed 5.years ago. My symptoms included severe abdominal discomfort and nausea and orange oily diarrhea. I was a Type II diabetic and also had trouble controlling my blood sugars. My doctor did a CT scan and the tumor was easily detected in my case. What kinds of symptoms are you having that make you think of pancreatic cancer?

Mon, Oct 21 8:11pm · Stage 4 ckd in Kidney & Bladder

@anet Hi, I am 65 years old and am also stage 4. In the last 4 years my GFR has ranged from a low of 10 to a high of 17. My CKD is the result of a rare reaction to chemo for pancreatic cancer. Because they removed most of my pancreas, I am treated as a Type I diabetic. My greatest side effect is fatigue. I can do a lot of my normal day to day activities, but often need an afternoon nap. I am currently on the kidney transplant list at Mayo. My nephrologist says I am stable also – not on dialysis yet. I hope things go well for you and your husband.

Fri, Oct 18 8:07pm · New Transplant Blog Posts in Transplants

@retiredteacher Hi, Carol. I currently have 1 year in on the wait list. I will go back to Rochester in June for my annual review. I am in the process of trying to get on the transplant list at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha. I am scheduled for testing there on January 8-9. My sister @lottajoy has her last chemo on Monday. In this round, the first infusion takes about 10 hours and then she has 4 infusions of chemo – one every 12 hours – so she has to stay in the hospital for 3 days. It wipes her out for 3 weeks. If everything goes well, she will have a stem cell transplant in January. That will require a 3-4 week stay in the hospital. I stopped walking also. I really need to get back into it again.

Sun, Sep 29 10:00pm · New Transplant Blog Posts in Transplants

@jeanne5009 @contentandwell Mayo made me get Tdap, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, Zostavax, flu shot and pneumococcal shots. Because some of these involve multiple shots, it took me 6 months to get them all. I am on the kidney transplant list.

Sun, Sep 29 9:48pm · Pancreatic Cancer or Something else? in Cancer

I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer 5 years ago. My symptoms included weight loss, orange, greasy diarrhea and severe abdominal discomfort. I had a history of pancreatitis and was diagnosed as a Type II diabetic 5 years before being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. My PCP finally ordered a CT scan. The CT scan showed a large growth (the size of a small grapefruit) on the head of my pancreas.