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Update and Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

Forums General Melanoma Community Update and Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

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    Rebecca and Bob
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    My husband went through so many tests the past two days. Endoscopy, colonoscopy and additional CTSCAN. This was for his abdominal cramping, stomach pains and gas. Everything came back clear. The only test left that they can do is the camera in a capsule to further look at his small intestine. They could not do that one unless they did the other test first. Something about insurance no covering it and that this is the normal process for investigating stomach issues.

    My husband went through so many tests the past two days. Endoscopy, colonoscopy and additional CTSCAN. This was for his abdominal cramping, stomach pains and gas. Everything came back clear. The only test left that they can do is the camera in a capsule to further look at his small intestine. They could not do that one unless they did the other test first. Something about insurance no covering it and that this is the normal process for investigating stomach issues.   Although after all these test the doctor did say it appeared he had Irritable bowel syndrome and reflux, probably from stress. He did put him on Prilosec and he seems to feel better, so that's good news at least he feels better and relieved. We may still pursue the capsule test, but another thing the doctor said was if my husband had another intussception or any blockage that he would have never been able to drink all the fluid for the colonoscopy that he would have thrown up.

    i think we both feel better after all these tests, it's scary when you have stomach problems and you have had mets to your small intestine before. We will probably still do the capsule camera test because at this point what's one more test going to hurt.

    Anyway, I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving and enjoys the day.

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      King
      Participant

      Rebecca,

       

      Thanks for the update.  I was thinking about you and Bob.  I like the results of all the testing!!!

      Happy Thanksgiving!

       

      Stay Strong
      King

      Stage IV 7/05 Liver mets

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      King
      Participant

      Rebecca,

       

      Thanks for the update.  I was thinking about you and Bob.  I like the results of all the testing!!!

      Happy Thanksgiving!

       

      Stay Strong
      King

      Stage IV 7/05 Liver mets

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      lhaley
      Participant

      I am so happy for your family that everything looks ok!!  It seems that when we have a symptom the stress hits and the symptoms get so much worse. It's good that you were on top of this!  If Bob is still worried I'd go ahead with the last test just to assure him that all is ok.

      I had posted last week that I was having a brain mri because of symptoms – all was clear. While I still have the same things going on I am dealing better with them because I know they are not melanoma related!! Without the worrying about them I don't seem to be in a cycle where they get worse.

      Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, thank you for taking the time to let us all know your good news!

      Linda

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      lhaley
      Participant

      I am so happy for your family that everything looks ok!!  It seems that when we have a symptom the stress hits and the symptoms get so much worse. It's good that you were on top of this!  If Bob is still worried I'd go ahead with the last test just to assure him that all is ok.

      I had posted last week that I was having a brain mri because of symptoms – all was clear. While I still have the same things going on I am dealing better with them because I know they are not melanoma related!! Without the worrying about them I don't seem to be in a cycle where they get worse.

      Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, thank you for taking the time to let us all know your good news!

      Linda

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