3 years after my cancer (cervical) journey I started to get a burning sensation in my lower part of my colon – and it got worst and worst, after 2 months I went our day clinic and it resulted in colonoscopies and other tests.
After 4 months with different medicines, I had a meeting with an expert at the Malmö Unv. Hosptial and he explained what had happened… during my radiotherapy the nerves around the lower part had gone damage. He said with my intense radiotherapy treatment – 5 per day in 37 days – it’s like having a microwave in the pelvic – and it can take a couple of years before the problems start. He also told me that the damage is not repairable and it’s something I have to live with. Not the first time I heard that about the treatments after effects.
He referred me to a lovely doctor at Lund Unv. Hospital, the hospital where I was operated and got my treatment. She said the same thing and we tried out a couple of different medicines … but nothing eased the pain. That is now 4 years ago and I have really struggled, some days I can’t sit, stand or walk … and I have got some “lucky pills” to help me through the worst days.
My “sorry ass” and I get along most of the days, so long I don’t sit for too long. I would say that 80% of my days is a “burning hell”.
A couple of weeks ago I looked around on Google for some help and information, and of course I found it in the USA, Dallas base manufacture, but I can buy it in Sweden: Hemor-Rite.
The The Hemor-Rite® cryotherapy device is anatomically designed for the direct application of cold therapy to the internal treatments, of course also for the external and internal hemorrhoidal masses. It was designed with consideration of human anatomy and medical concepts for the treatment of this medical condition. Is direct application of cold can provide immediate relief of pain, itching, swelling, and inflammations.
To be kept in the freezer 2 hours before first treatment and not for more than 8 min. and it has to be at least 2 hours in between usage. The first day of treatment it can be used up to 8 times. I have only used it 2 times per day and it works, not every day … but most days.
It can cause some bleeding, but I haven’t notice that the bleeding has increased … for me that it has decreased.
It’s not uncomfortable to use at all …. only that I have to lay in bed while using it.
Here in Sweden, it cost me: €28/£22.50/$32/265SEK. I would have paid anything for my “sorry ass” to smile at times through the years … and I think but I have a feeling that I have found it, without breaking the bank. Too early to say for certain, but if I must give it a try. Even if doesn’t work for me every day… it will be a massive plus for every day it works.
And tomorrow …. my “sorry ass” and I will take off to Vienna for 1 week and the device is coming along too. *smile
“I’m in pain all the time, and if I gave into it then I’d do nothing.”
I hope it continues to give you some relief. Any relief is better than no relief. Have a wonderful time in Vienna.
Thanks, Maralee …. you’re so right! Some relief is better than none. Vienna and I are very good friends. *smile … full summer there +21C today.
hope it continues to help – all help is good
Thank you so much …. so do I!!!! *smile – relief is well come!
Hugs! (I love that the theme song for this post is Ice, Ice Baby!!!) Nothing can dampen your fire. Onward.
I love the song too .. first I had a Mozart cloud over the post, but then I remembered this song. Thank you so much for your lovely comment.
🙂 I’m happy you’ve found some help.
And I’m very much looking forward to seeing you very soon.
Have a safe journey.
Big hugs xoxo 🙂
Same here … I leave the safety up to the Austrian Airlines. TimeForBedHug!!!
safe trip and hope you gain more and more relief
Thank You! Even if it doesn’t work every time am I so happy when it works!
Nerve damage seems often to go hand in hand with radiation. Hope you continue getting some relief.
Lulu, thank for your concern … any relief is so welcome!
I sure hope you get some relief, Viveka.
Loisa, Thank you for you caring thoughts!
I’m so happy you have found ‘some’ relief Viveka! Safe and happy travels. I can’t wait to see where you take me!!!! 🙂
Colleen, you have arrived to Kirchbach, a beautiful landscape with valleys, rivers and mountains only 30 min from Vienna City centre. Thanks for you … caring.
You’re welcome. You inspire me. And thank you for taking me. I can’t wait for all of the pictures!
Sitting here in the middle of The Austrian Springtime. I promise will be images, none of bikes yet. Still time. *smile
Yes there is time. Enjoy and enjoy some more Viveka!
Thank you, Colleen … have plenty bikes now for you! *smile
I can’t wait!
I am so glad you have found some relief Vivi. I know what it is like to be in pain and your final quote applies to me and is something I have told other people. Don’t give in, carry on, which you have certainly been doing. I have every admiration for your perseverance.
Jo, I totally with the quote too. The pain in my feet and my “sorry ass” is a part of me and my life now, but I could truly be without both. *smile Thank you so much for your support!
So happy for any relief you can find, Vivi! Science moves on all the time and you just have to keep looking. I love your bravery and determination to tackle life. Have a wonderful time, and give my love to Vienna. 🙂 🙂
Jo, thank you! Out in Kirchbach with woodpecker, wood anemones, and fantastic hospitality by my friends, Carol & Robert. Today we had a good taste of summer. Umarmung!!!
Fantastic! 🙂 🙂 Still hugging Winter here!
I really feel for you…. here all the tree gone green the last 2 days. Having a relaxed here up in the mountains. SpringTimeHug!!!
Wonderful! Hug it tight 🙂 🙂
Hope you will have a great time – as usual! And if anyone masters the art of finding what you need via internet – it is you. So glad you get some help from this device! Sent you a card when I came back from Bhutan instead, hopefully there when you return!
A-C, Welcome home!!! Thank you for thinking about me … you know I love to get postcards from you … don’t matter where they are posted. Have landed in the middle of Springtime here, but today we had a good taste of summer. Tomorrow they have promised +23C. Visit Klosternueburg today, didn’t see any monks … but I enjoyed the ice cream at their cafe.
Thank you for the card … was waiting inside the door yesterday evening. Had a fantastic time in Kirchbach and Vienna … the weather was wonderful and the hospitality was great.
I am glad! Welcome back!
Well done, Vivi! You are one determined girl, and I hope you have a wonderful time in Vienna!
Thank you, Sue .. having a great time . Out in the countryside .. valleys, hills, and green fields. Today we had a Summer day. Great food, great friends and great pillows.