I think I have have found one of the pain problem on my right abdomen. Last Friday, I decided to stop taking the night tablet of cimetidine and also for the next two days while I was in Thailand. The pain which usually exists just below my right rib cage area disappeared overnight! After additional reading of cimetidime, I found out in some occasions, it causes internal bleeding. The pain also started around the time I started taking cimetidime. Since my abdominal area is healing, taking of cimetidine can easily cause bleeding around that area. I can now only resume taking cimetidine after my abdominal area is healed. There are still some healing pain in my abdominal area.
I have been thinking about my lumbar spine/right leg pain problem. My current orthopedic surgeon said the only way out is surgery.. The pain killer has been partially effective. I am making arrangement to meet another orthopedic surgeon at Tung Shin Hospital to get a second opinion on the surgery. I have also been reading about the spinal surgery. I am quite open to either of the two common types of spine surgery decompression procedures: microdiscectomy (or microdecompression) or a lumbar laminectomy (or open decompression). I thought since I am about to start the metronomic chemotherapy soon, I am thinking of giving this therapy a four month trial period. Towards July or August, I would like to take the Hyperthermia therapy in Germany. So meanwhile, I can opt for the spinal surgery if I want. Why are all the therapies clustered together? This is because I do not know what's in store in the future. All I know is what I can do now. I recently lost a cancer friend when she tried to postpone her treatment to a later date which was supported by very valid reasons.