Please forgive me for my lack of postings over the past couple of weeks, as I have been experiencing some crazy side effects from my radiation treatments.
As you know, I'm forthright with my procedures, feelings, and everything to do with this post cancer crap. Well, two weeks ago, I had a small burning sensation when urinating......so I took some over the counter products, named AZO, to help relieve the pain. Nope, it didn't work as the pain begin to build and become more frequent.
I actually found myself having to use the restroom every 15 minutes and the burning sensation intensified. In fact, it grew stronger and stronger to the point where my best friend (Chris) starting calling me Colin Kaepernick, as I would have to take a knee after every bathroom visit. The pain was unbelievable, and to make things worse, I was extremely thirsty all the time, which means, I was drinking more water.....uuuuugggh.
Well, I went to urgent care, and they thought I had an Urinary Track Infection, which I thought only women get....boy, I was wrong. So, I received some antibiotics with the hopes of this pain going away in a few days....wrong!!!
The pain got worse, and I went to my urologist who prescribed me with some meds, but the medications did not work. So, I go back to my urologist, on an impromptu visit, and he does a small procedure called Urethral Dilation, yup sounds bad and it was bad. After the procedure, I use the bathroom and there is still a burning sensation and pain. For those who have never experienced this, and if you watch Game of Thrones, it's like Daenerys when she says, "Dracarys." Then her dragons released flames of fire at her enemies. Well, when I use the restroom, it's like I have those fire breathing dragons sitting on my shoulder and start blowing flames out of me....the pain is unbelievable.
I am now at the point where my urologist is going to perform a cystoscope on May 17th @ 9:20 am to see what is going on inside of me, so they can come up with a game plan for my relief. Bottom line is, I am experiencing what they call "Radiation Flare Ups." These flare ups can occur at anytime and could last one day, one week or one month. The only real solution is- well, I don't know the real solution yet. But hoping there is a solution, like immediately. Having to use the restroom every 15 minutes is creating challenges for me throughout the day......I'm still working and getting it done! But, boy this stuff sucks.
Be still and know that I am GOD
136) Have a good, reliable doctor in your life
137) Keep your clean at all times
138) Always have a safe, fun place in your mind
139) Remind yourself that negative feelings are only temporary
140) Watch a good comedy when feeling down
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Was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer on July 18, 2018 which may have crushed someone's soul and spirit. However, it did the opposite, as I already knew GOD had claimed my victory over this disease and was using me as an instrument to others who suffer from this deadly disease.