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429647 tn?1249753429

Stranding seen on CT scan

I was DX'd OVCA 1c in Dec of 07.  I have had surgery and then 4 rounds of taxol/carbo. My ca125 went from 220 down to a current 6.2.  My onc wanted me to have a ct scan and if that came back clear, we could take out my ports.  The nurse called last night and told me that the dr. had released my scan and that something was found.  Stranding off of the sigmoid colon.  There was no mention of masses or suspicion of carcinoma metioned by the radiologist in his note just this stranding.  The nurse didn't know.  Could you please tell me what this could be.  Thank you.  
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41502 tn?1223517053
I just asked a Dr. friend at my house  not an oncologist, and he said it meant membrane like tissue that was possibly from adhesions. That is without seeing ct, but he said he would not read cancer into it from the report      
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167426 tn?1254086235
Sounds like adhesions to me also,  ask  your doctor  about Body Rolling,  this is a technique for breaking up the adhesions,  You can  find other posts about it   by adding body rolling  into the search this community   , mary53  is our expert on this and maybe she will see this.  4 to 5 months is about the normal time for them to start forming.
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429647 tn?1249753429
Thank you, I was wondering if it could be adhesions, also I guess stranding on the L lower quadrent could be from diverticulitis?  Anyways, hope Onc calls me on Mon.  I think it will be okay.  Hmm body rolling,  you here are so knowledgeable.  I am a nurse, I think you know but star I specialize in occupational health.  So I have lost a lot of my med/surge.  My hair is falling out again, I hoped it would stay put, also eyebrows and lashes, I know this will fix it self. I am sad and yet awe struck from a post from a beautiful 28 year old on this forum, I think brownie is her screen name.  What an amazing individual, I will keep her in my thoughts and prayers.  Kerry
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106886 tn?1281291572
Hi Kerry,

Here is my information on Body Rolling. I agree with Star...and, now that I am coming out of a Minnesota Winter Hybernation, I will talk to Gail about getting this information posted on a Health Page.

This is an aggressive type of massage (that totally saved my life...I could not even walk...things had gotten that bad) and I would check to make sure it is okay for you to do it. I told my doctor about this and he took notes (this was the doctor who told me there was nothing they could do for me. The doctor who did the Colonoscopy recommended I get a Colonoscopy every six months to keep the adhesions from closing my colon, which was happening and was discovered during a colonoscopy. AH, WELL....I would rather lay on a little ball for twenty minutes a few times a year than go in for another test such as that (which, I will add, without Surgical Adhesions is no big deal once you get past the prep :))

Let me know if you have any questions.

Sincerely, Mary

Here is my information on Adhesions, which in my case were horrible...for about 2 years I suffered and they started after my radical hysterectomy (started about 3 months after) and were discovered during a colonoscopy, which made that procedure very uncomfortable...otherwise it would not have been too bad.

I put updated info at the bottom just verifying that this really did work (for me at least!)....hoping this helps.

Mary**********************************************************************************************************************************************************
The woman who taught me how to do this is an Exercise Instructor. She said that one reason she wanted to learn this was so that she could teach elderly people how to do it since some of our insides "glue together" as we age and that this releases much of the gluing because of all the blood, thus oxygen, it brings to the area.

In my case, I had a total hysterectomy in 2000 and suffered from surgical adhesions for about a year. The pain from the adhesions started about three months post-op. This technique seems to break up the adhesions and it worked for me.  I figured that if it worked for adhesions that formed naturally in our body, it should work for surgical adhesions. It did!

It is truly amazing. I noticed a HUGE difference immediately. When I sat up after the fist time I did this (about a 15 min. session) I could feel a "FLOOD" or a Rush of blood or something! going to that area. After having pain about 40 times an HOUR for over a year and a half after my surgery, my pain decreased to only about 10 times a DAY for a few seconds at a time. I did this procedure again about a week after the first one and that gave me even more relief. I think it was about four months til I had to do it again. Now I do it about once a year, if that. I have been virtually pain free, ,aside from a dull ache now and then, from adhesions since learning this technique.

The idea is you want to get the blood to the bone, not just the muscle....so it floods the tendons and gets lots of oxygen there to start healing and breaking up the adhesions.

**My instructor told me to think of a steak and how the tendon is sort of splotchy with blood where it is attached to the bone...well, you want to get the blood totally to the bone so as to really break things up. Regular massage is not "deep" enough.


The ball I used measures 16 inches. Again, though, I did not get the ball thru the website Bodylogic (it is a *******) but you can go there and check it out if you want. The website is all about body rolling and about the woman (her name is Yumana and I think she is from Russia) who developed the technique. Anyway, I got just an ordinary ball in a toy section at Target and it looked similar to the one the instructor had used. The ball I have has a picture of Blues Clues on it! Hey, it works. It probably is bigger than the ones they recommend, but, if you think about it, it is squishy to the point where once all my weight is on it, it probably shrinks down to about ten inches. And, I just put my "front" onto the ball for the pelvic pain and not my back.

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Here is how I did it...leaning my body wt. into it, literally placing the ball underneath me and "rolling" on it...slowly.

I would lay on the pubic bone and then take about four minutes or so to SLOWLY (while remembering to take deep breaths now and then) work my way out to the right side where the ovary once was on that side. After you get there, go back slowly to the pubic bone...breathe deeply. When you get to the pubic bone again, then go to the other side, following a path, if you will, of where you imagine the falopian tube once was. So, you are rolling in something like a "V" formation. After you get to the left side where the ovary once was, then go back to the pubic bone...and, you are done. But, take about 15 minutes to do the whole procedure.

**********************Udated information....August 2007***********************

At first I did this technique twice in two weeks. Then I had to do it about once every two months or so...then about once a year. When my doctor did the laparscopy on me in June,07 (hoping to find adhesions so we could figure out why I have been having pain, which they now think is from a ruptured disk) he was shocked at how "clean" my insides were. He said he actually consulted another doctor about it. He said that you always see evidence of any type of abdominal surgery no matter how invasive the surgery. And, since I had such a huge surgery back in 2000, he expected to see some type of adhesion debries...but did not see anything. A great testimonial to Body rolling!


I always suggest checking with the doctor. I am not a doctor, just a person miserable from the pain of
adhesions.

It does hurt a little while you are doing it, that is for sure, since you are initially pressing on the pubic bone with all the weight you can manage to put on the ball. And then you roll slowly to where the ovaries once were and yes, it is not the most pleasant feeling, but it is a "good hurt" if you know what I mean.

Star has talked about using a Squishy (NOT the hard kind) Medicine ball.  
Take care and good luck!

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