Warning, this may include too much information (TMI)

@GardenGerty (102534)
United States
May 15, 2018 5:51pm CST
Setting the story line: One of my students will be gone most of this week, the workload is light. My boss got to go do something fun for a change, and we had a sub. That was okay. DO NOT READ IF YOU ARE SQUEAMISH ABOUT MEDICAL STUFF. JUST PASS ON BY. Sunday, after hubby got in bed, he told me he had had two experiences of bleeding when he went pee. Told you Too Much Info. He got into see his regular doc. yesterday. Had a PSA test (prostate screening) and urine test. Those tests were fine, the bleeding was not. Hubby got a referral to a urologist today. He called me at work. I arranged to take off and go. We spent at least forty-five minutes filling out paperwork. Hubby gave them a specimin--I had not realized how bad the problem was. Purple-brown urine. Doc came and asked questions about the previous prostate cancer treatment, as it was done elsewhere and by a different doctor, and the stroke and the meds. Sent hubby back for an uncomfortable procedure. Threatened possibly a CT scan depending on this scope procedure. Afterwards, the results were more reassuring. Sunday morning hubby stopped to help a stranded motorist who had a flat tire. Evidently the lug nuts were incredibly hard to turn. In fact he had to get up and jump on the tire iron. Doc believes he has "popped a vein" in his bladder, I guess or somewhere in the urinary tract.. Blood thinners have been temporarily discontinued and other measures have been taken to apply pressure to make the bleeding stop. We will find out for sure Friday afternoon. Much better outcome that we were fearing. So that is how my Tuesday went. As I said, probably too much information.
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@paigea (22484)
• Canada
16 May
Oh my how unfortunate to have to go through all that! But hopefully, it is not any more serious than the doctor thinks! Also, interesting. I would not have thought of any thing like that happening.
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@GardenGerty (102534)
• United States
17 May
In his mind he is stronger than his body is. He has had three hernias from this kind of thing.
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@andriaperry (58691)
• United States
16 May
Tony was on thinners for AFIB and they made him bleed twice. The second time is when the hospital found the lung cancer. Tony peed blood, coughed blood and pooped blood. Now I give him Vit. C for the afib and ts gone, one aspirin a day because of the stents.
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@GardenGerty (102534)
• United States
17 May
Hubby takes vit. C. Fish Oil also is a blood thinner. Never would take aspirin. He does not have stents, but I know. I think all these things are better than the meds they insist on. He does warfarin/coumadin because it is cheaper than any of the new ones and has been studied more. Some of those high dollar ones have law suits against them and there is no antidote if you get too much.
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@Courtlynn (55164)
• United States
16 May
Not going to lie, I just got really scared for him while reading! But glad it's not as bad as you thought it could be.
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@GardenGerty (102534)
• United States
17 May
Thanks for caring. Really. Yes, it was scary. I have been a widow once and do not want to do that. It is making him a little tired but we will get him fixed up soon.
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@Courtlynn (55164)
• United States
17 May
@GardenGerty No thanks necessary, friend. I didn't know that about you.. sorry. Hope he is less tired soon!
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@Courtlynn (55164)
• United States
19 May
@GardenGerty ooh. Well sorry for your loss. And good long life to you and Bob.
@much2say (40179)
• United States
15 May
I know how bladder infections go (well, at least for women . . . not sure how it "works" for men), but eek - purple/brown would sure be alarming. I didn't know one could pop a vein there - well I hope that was the culprit then and that he heals up very soon!
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@GardenGerty (102534)
• United States
16 May
Thankfully it was not an infection. I was accusing him of dehydration. Yeah. They put a catheter in to apply pressure to where ever the popped vein is. It has not been painful until they started doing all the tests etc. I will try to healthy him up.
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@much2say (40179)
• United States
16 May
@GardenGerty Ah, I guess dehydration would do it! Oh man, sorry to hear he is going through pain from the tests. Hope it's all gone very soon!
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@GardenGerty (102534)
• United States
17 May
@much2say Yeah, he is also tired from all the blood lost. Naps and meds are in order.
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
16 May
I am glad it was not as serious as it could have been. Wishing him a speedy recovery.
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@GardenGerty (102534)
• United States
16 May
Yes, me too. He needs to admit that he is not 30 any more.
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
16 May
@GardenGerty sometimes it is hard for people to face reality
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@GardenGerty (102534)
• United States
18 May
@Happy2BeMe It is hard for me as well.
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• United States
15 May
I'm sorry you both had to go through all that fear, all of those uncomfortable tests. I am glad that it wasn't any worse than what it is.
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@GardenGerty (102534)
• United States
16 May
I am glad I could go with him. Sometimes I can answer the questions for the doctors better than he can. And he needed moral support.
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• United States
16 May
@GardenGerty I don't like going to the doctors, so when I have someone to go with me, it makes me feel so much better. I tell the nurses before they take my blood pressure, that it might be higher because I get anxious at doctor's office.
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@GardenGerty (102534)
• United States
17 May
@ScribbledAdNauseum Mine is always higher because I get chatty with the nurse. Other things to remember is to not cross your legs, and go to the bathroom before you have it checked.
@BarBaraPrz (20738)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
16 May
Hope it all resolves itself with no further complications.
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@GardenGerty (102534)
• United States
17 May
Treatment is apparently working.
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@BarBaraPrz (20738)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
17 May
@GardenGerty Oh, that's good.
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• Midland, Michigan
18 May
Bandaging over the wounds near my ankle.
Actually, I could share many Tmi'S but refrain cuz I know many wouldn't be happy. Most of mine are in the form of pics, though. Of my wounds and the progress they've made. I try to take pics of them every day. At most I would share them bandaged . Is think those of us that are older might find such things less squeamish than we did when younger. Glad to hear they figured out the probably cause of your husband's situation. Had your husband considered it might be related to his helping out in that manner? If not I'm guessing the Dr or someone thought to question him a bit more than usual. BTW, loved you're emoticon additions.
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@GardenGerty (102534)
• United States
18 May
We got to talking on our way to the appointment. I sort of pinned him down on a timeline, so we figured it out, sort of. The doctor was very appropriate, not leaping to any conclusions until he saw the scope results. You could tell he was considering that if that first test was not conclusive he would look further. CT scan was to be next. Requesting history from the cancer center was also involved. Very thorough, but we had figured out enough to point him in an appropriate direction.
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@allen0187 (33914)
• Philippines
16 May
At least the test results were good.
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@GardenGerty (102534)
• United States
17 May
Yes. They told us everything that was not wrong.
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• United States
16 May
I am so glad that it wasn't any worse.
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@GardenGerty (102534)
• United States
16 May
Oh, me too. It is bad enough as it is. I feel sorry for him.
@Susan2015 (21688)
• United States
16 May
Hope that he is feeling better. And glad it's not the prostate again.
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@GardenGerty (102534)
• United States
16 May
Thanks. He will feel better when he gets his recheck on Friday.
@marguicha (102115)
• Chile
16 May
All is well that ends well. I hope all is solved soon.
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@GardenGerty (102534)
• United States
16 May
That will be nice. I am glad it was not a recurring cancer.
• United States
15 May
I'm sure that was pretty scary and hope your hubby is okay
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@GardenGerty (102534)
• United States
16 May
He is on his way to being okay.
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
15 May
Im glad it was a better out come than you had feared.
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@GardenGerty (102534)
• United States
16 May
Oh we are too. It is a little rough for now, but he will heal quickly.
@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
15 May
I hope the results are good on Friday, and that the bleeding has stopped.
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@GardenGerty (102534)
• United States
16 May
I hope so too. I think the blood loss has made him tired, and it was a bit scary.
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@xFiacre (5208)
• Ireland
15 May
@gardengerty At least the information you’re getting from tests isn’t as bad as it could be. No more changing tyres for hubby.
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@GardenGerty (102534)
• United States
16 May
At least not without a power driver to loosen things. Yes. We have had bad news in the past and on the surface this looked like it could be very bad, so we are relieved.