Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Feeling Better

I figured out why I was experiencing this "new pain" I mentioned in my August 27th entry. I had been soaking in a hot tub every day for about the last week. Two days ago, I stopped the hot baths to see if it would make a difference. Well, it did. It seems the added heat to my body was affecting the area where the tumor was found [I'm no longer going to refer to the said tumor in present tense, since for all I know, it's packed its bags and sailed to China and I'm just dealing with the after effects].

While at the clinic, I learned that hot baths are used to increase the temperature of the blood. This will expand the blood vessels, which in my case, is a bad idea because what ever is happening in my rectum then becomes less protected since expanded blood vessels can rupture when irritated [pass!]. So, no more baths for me unless I can handle a cool bath which almost seems like a good idea...almost. And in the mean time, my pain has nearly vanished.


  1. Hi, Bert! You think you got problems? I've been without Internet for 2 weeks! lolol. That's why you haven't heard from me: I moved from West Hill to East Hill, and Verizon can't figure out how to move my DSL along with me. So today I started with Road Runner.

    You and Daniella and the boys have been soooo much on my mind during this time when I couldn't keep up with your messages. I am so very very sorry to hear about D's fractured toe! She really needed that, didn't she! Bless her heart.

    I'm having a tough time in physical therapy right now, Bert, but as soon as I hit another plateau, I'll be out to help on a regular basis.

    Love to all of you,

  2. Hi Bert! I've been following your blog for a few weeks now (ever since my last visit with your mom. She told me about the blog and the cancer).
    I want you to know that you are in my prayers and always will be.

    Love ya,

    PS. Just in case you don't know who this is ask your mon. She and I have been friends since you were a very little boy.