05-May-2011 – Jaded?! of Ulcers & Abdomens!

05-May-2011 – Jaded?! of Ulcers & Abdomens!

Hi,
well today has been a bit of a muddle!
Lee couldn’t sleep so she was still in the office when I went to bed but there was one advantage – she managed to get my sound working on the main computer.
I felt really grotty when I got up but then again it was 13:00hrs. Lee was still fast asleep – so I stumbled off to the office to catch up on the blogospher – didn’t much feel like making the phone calls I had planned as I was feeling jaded, nothing worse.
Pain across the lower abdomen (to exagerate a feeling / mild awareness) but I’m still unconvinced it is a side effect, the fact that firstly my diet has changed and there is no doubt I am swallowing more air when I eat due to the mouth ulcers.
I must say I am starting to get the hang of when to use the mouth wash – the Difflam Oral Rinse (Benzydamine hydrochloride) is far from sophisticated! If you take 5ml. 30, 20 & 10 minutes before eating it is so deadens the mouth that the ulcers although largely raw they only give discomfort rather than pain when you swallow even eating!!
Details of Mouth Ulcers and dealing with them can be found if you go to the Right Sidebar hotlinks.
I just want to say sorry for copping out at times and leaving Lee and friends to cope!
Any help and support YOU can give her will be hugely welcome.
I do make a lousy patient!

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Posted by: Greg Lance-Watkins
tel: 01291 – 62 65 62
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28-Apr-2011 – CLOCKS ARE FOR OTHER PEOPLE

28-Apr-2011 – CLOCKS ARE FOR OTHER PEOPLE

Hi,

I appreciate that chemo has strange effects on people but all it seems to have done so far is break my circadian clock and given me horrid mouth ulcers!

Sorry I memtion the mouth ulcers all the time as it is hard to acoid their omni presence and I’m very conscious of how hard Lee tries to produce palatable food – it must be so demoralising for her to go to all the trouble and then watch me with tears rolling down my face with the discomfort as I struggle to eat the food taking well over an hour for the simplest of food.

I am however determined to eat every last morsel put in front of me both out of respect for her efforts and also as I am aware there may come a time when I am too ill to eat and I will need the help of food eaten now to get through that battle and recover the other side.

After chemo yesterday I was feeling bushed but needed to catch up on my ‘e’Mails and a few phone calls and also read up the papers on the computer so I did that whilst Lee made an early dinner. Gammon steak cut into tiny weenie pieces, mashed potatoe, brocolli and eggs – Lovelly Jubbly even with regard to all the razor blades in it!!!

The strange thing was after just over an hour struggling through that I was wide awake!

No that is an understatement – I was completely wired and it was not until 06:50hrs. that I went to bed!

I just want to say sorry for copping out at times and leaving Lee and friends to cope!
Any help and support YOU can give her will be hugely welcome.
I do make a lousy patient!

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If YOU want to follow my fight against Cancer from when it started and I first presented with symptoms see The TAB just below the Header of this Blog. called >DIARY of Cancer< just click and it will give you a long list of the main events in chronological order.
.
Thoughts and comments will be in chronological order in the main blog and can be tracked in the >ARCHIVE< in the Right Sidebar. You may find the TABS >MEDICAL LINKS< and also >CANCER LINKS< of help.
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YOU are welcome to call me if you believe I can help in ANY way.
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Posted by: Greg Lance-Watkins
tel: 01291 – 62 65 62

ITEM 01 – MOUTH ULCERS

ITEM 01 – MOUTH ULCERS

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Mouth Ulcers are common as a side effect of chemotherapy for some people and due to the lowered immune system caused by chemotherapy it is essential that oral hygene is given particular care to avoid further infection. for more details see Wiki as a starting point CLICK HERE

Corsodyl Toothpaste:

Corsodyl mouthwash:

aloclaire:

Chlorhexidine Gluconate:
antiseptic Mouthwash

Nystan:

Difflan Oral Rinse:

I just want to say sorry for copping out at times and leaving Lee and friends to cope!
Any help and support YOU can give her will be hugely welcome.
I do make a lousy patient!

.
If YOU want to follow my fight against Cancer from when it started and I first presented with symptoms see The TAB just below the Header of this Blog. called >DIARY of Cancer< just click and it will give you a long list of the main events in chronological order.
.
Thoughts and comments will be in chronological order in the main blog and can be tracked in the >ARCHIVE< in the Right Sidebar.

You may find the TABS >MEDICAL LINKS< and also >CANCER LINKS< of help.
.
YOU are welcome to call me if you believe I can help in ANY way.
.

Posted by: Greg Lance-Watkins
tel: 01291 – 62 65 62