My GP saw me yesterday to discuss my progress since my IL in March. It was very thorough and looked at the scans and gastroscopy I had in June. Both were clear. I mentioned my breathing was occasionally difficult when sitting down but no problems when out walking. She demonstrated how my stomach was now much higher and that when sitting it was pushed up a little. I do get pain around scar and in middle of my chest but not enough to necessitate pain killers. I found the interview really helpful and she has always urged me to adopt a positive attitude which I have.
I have one question which is about statins. For ten years I was on stains with no side effects. The surgeon and Oncologists told me to stop taking them because of the DVT
and the fact that I am on warfarin for life. Derby calls everyone over 70 for a scan of the aorta. Mine 2 years ago was 3.5. If it reaches over 5 it is considered a risk. I suppose it is just a case of my wondering if by not taking statins I may not be helping myself. Mind you I have not missed taking them. Presently I take one omeprazole each morning and have two protein drinks a day. I am eating much better and really life is good. This forum is excellent.