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  2. LexieCat

    lobectomy pain

    Laura, this is a very old thread from 2009. I hope your pain resolves soon.
  3. Lauras

    lobectomy pain

    I had an open lobectomy 3 weeks ago. I too have pain in and around right breast, also numbness yet tingling. Dr said.it is nerve pain and will go away. Lidocaine cream helps some. Its miserable. I wish i had a better answer but thats all i know.
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  5. Kleo

    CT scan w barium tomorrow

    Well I have to be there at 6:40 am....I'll need coffee flavored. LOL Thanks for the replies guys! Hope I don't hurl!😖
  6. BridgetO

    CT scan w barium tomorrow

    I didn't get a choice. I recall mine as being vaguely vanilla. I also had the clear stuff once.
  7. Robert Macaulay

    CT scan w barium tomorrow

    Do not get banana flavor. lol
  8. Judy M.

    CT scan w barium tomorrow

    I've had this a few times. It was about 2 punts. First pint in the first hour then second pint in second hour. I'm guessing a pint since it came in tall plastic containers. They had various flavors. Receptions told me vanilla was the least nasty, so I've stuck with that. The colder I could get it the easier it was for me to get down Judy M.
  9. Tom Galli

    CT scan w barium tomorrow

    Kleo, I’ve found the amount varies. I’ve had a little as a 1/2 pint and as much as a full pint. My latest contrast wasn’t chalky at all. It was a thin liquid that tasted like weekly concentrated lemonade. My last contrast CT, I was told to drink 1/2 immediately then wait to shortly before the test to drink the rest. Stay the course. Tom
  10. Kao, I don't recall anyone reporting about this combo. With it being a trial, it may be relatively new and not a widespread option at this point. LUNGevity has a Facebook forum for immunotherapy patients, it's fairly active. Perhaps someone there might have experience with the combo.
  11. Kleo

    CT scan w barium tomorrow

    How much did they give you? A full glass? Small shot? Did ya chug or sip?
  12. PaulaC

    CT scan w barium tomorrow

    It was gross but you can do it.
  13. LexieCat

    CT scan w barium tomorrow

    I found it not particularly unpleasant. My recollection is that it was vaguely vanilla-ish tasting.
  14. Robert Macaulay

    CT scan w barium tomorrow

    If my memory is correct the bottom half is not as bad as the top half.
  15. BridgetO

    CT scan w barium tomorrow

    It's a little chalky and nothing you'd choose to drink. But compared to some of the stuff you've gone through in your treatment, this will be a piece of cake (or the liquid equivalent of a piece o cake.
  16. Kleo

    CT scan w barium tomorrow

    Haahaaa Bob I'd have to hold my nose to drink a guinness too! and close my eyes. It's....BROWN. 🤣
  17. Robert Macaulay

    CT scan w barium tomorrow

    When I had it years ago I just imagined it was a pint of Guinness and it went down so easy. Bob
  18. Kleo

    CT scan w barium tomorrow

    I was just informed that I'll have to drink the barium stuff for contrast tomorrow morning prior to my scan. 😫 I know someone here has probably had to drink this stuff before. How much do they have ya drink? I've heard it's "chalky"....Ewwwww! So far I've only had to do the IV contrast so I haven't had the pleasure of drinking this stuff yet. How the heck am I gonna get this stuff down!? LOL Any helpful hints? 😀 Hold my nose?
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  20. Is anyone currently using this combo or have you used it in the past? My mom will be using it soon in a trial at MD Anderson. I would love to hear any experiences or thoughts. Thanks
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