... What did you do about it?
My father has the exact same symptoms and we are back from the hospital today. The Oncologist and the Gastro-Enterologist are aware of this problem, but they say its nothing to worry. I would like to know what you have done ?
Did you go to the doctor again?
Sarath (1 replies)
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... JD and all:
I don't think Maz would mind me sharing with you guys... I have a special way to hear from her...So, I'm going to let you guys in on this and hope Maz doesn't mind.
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... Hi Tina
Severe inflammation and infection is not to be "expected" after surgery in my book!!!
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