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Finally I'm Home


Well, let's just take a moment for a collective sigh of relief, because it is not cancer.


(Extraneous pretty picture)


My entire post I published just evaporated into thin air. So I will start again. 

What I have is eczema of the vagina. That's what the lesions were. From eczema. 

There are many irritants, and I have stated them before. But basically anything that is against you. Perfumes, soaps, detergents, fabric softeners, you name it. You can't have clothing tight against you. All cotton panties. No bubble baths.

To treat the yeast infections that don't want to go away, they have called in to a compounding pharmacy boric acid suppositories. I have used them before. 

Boric acid does more than kill roaches. I imagine I won't have to worry about any roaches coming near me. Though I haven't ever had problems with the little beasts. Seems it is also an inactive ingredient in eye drops. 

The charitable and humane entity we call health insurance does not pay for compounding medicines. Of course they are free to write their own rules, and we must abide by them. 

Also an irritant is sex and/or semen, both of which I don't plan to have anything to do with ever again. I have enough problems. 

It is worse in humid weather. And it is hot and humid here. I think we live in a green house. It rains most every day lately. 

I am most comfortable lying in bed leaning against pillows with nothing on waist down. I keep my blinds closed. Well, except for the one in my bedroom, because I want to look at my pretty flowers. And allow the dogs to stare outside at critters.

And should Tony, who I consider an "irritant", look through a tiny peep hole that might be in the wood privacy fence, I imagine he will be scarred for life. And hopefully leave me alone.

So that's the news. I am relieved but also still in pain. I suppose I need one of those donut hole thingies if I ever want to sit. 

When I had the compounding pharmacist on the phone, I asked if he had them there, as my daughter is going by when it's ready to pick it up for me. But for some reason, probably the long day, I couldn't think of the word for them. So I asked him if they had those butt pads.

Which, predictably, he found rather funny.

When I'm tired I have trouble coming up with words for things. And today I am one tired gal.

I thank you all for your concern and suggestions and all around friendship. You are all so important to me. 

Tomorrow is the garden party. If you want to join in, post about your garden and tell us about it in comments so we can visit you.
Cozy Little House
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  1. Brenda we are all so happy it is not cancer! Rest, recuperate and enjoy the pupsters and your beautiful flower gardens. Sunny and dry here today finally so lots of yard work being done. Take care.

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  2. Thank the good Lord it is not cancer! Praying that you get some relief now that they know exactly what you have.

    Laughing hysterically over "I guess I need not fear roaches coming near me..." :-D Way to keep your sense of humor despite trying times.

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  3. Hurray. Great news, well comparatively speaking. Might need to get a little fan to blow up your skirt? Dang, the things that fall apart as we age. Who knew?

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  4. Good God, Brenda! You come up with the most unusual ailments. This, your ear etc. What is the prognosis? Will they be able to get you some sort of relief?

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    1. I don't know. I have some medicines to try but it is a chronic illness so not going anywhere. The doctor said she had one more plan of last resort, but wouldn't tell me what it was. Hate that. Must be painful, is all I can figure.

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    2. Or unbelievably expensive.

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  5. I'm so thankful you had good news and found out what is going on and how to treat it! I hope you can ease out for the rest of the day in the A/C with your loving pups and watch the gorgeous flowers bloom. And if Mr. T goes to all the trouble of finding a peephole in the fence to spy on you, then all I can say is he has more energy than we do!

    I had been checking your blog for an update and was replying to your post when it vanished--I hope I didn't cause it! Love, M.

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    1. No, you didn't cause it. I was attempting to add on something after posts, but guess it backfired on me.

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  6. Glad the news was positive. I'm looking forward to your garden party--hope I can participate next summer.

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  7. glad it wasn't cancer - once the yeast infection clears up you will probably feel better!

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    1. Surely that will help some. I have had yeast infections that last months. Just since menopause.

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  8. As sorry as I am to read about your discomfort(s) from all of this, I have to say, the way you have with words had me laughing out loud...especially that Tony bit. At least you have a clever sense of humor about it all. Hope things take a turn for the better from here on.

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    1. I just talked to whoever the manager is at the moment. And she said the number they have for him doesn't work. But she put a note on his door to come see her at the office so she can talk to him. Good luck with that! I always told my daughters, the one thing I contributed that no one can deny was the gift of laughter. If you can't laugh, what do you do?

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  9. Glad for the news - could have been so much worse. Before you buy a donut pillow try putting 2 kitchen/dining room type chairs side by side but 6 or so inches apart and sit a little on each. Deborah

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    1. All my chairs have arms. Don't think that will work.

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    2. The visual of that has me saying ouch! (chairs with arms)

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    1. I was surprised when I went in that my blood pressure was actually low for me. I was so tired of waiting on those result I figured the very opposite would be true!

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  11. A big relief it's not cancer. I hope the boric acid medication finally helps. Good to hear your daughter is helping out.

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    1. I didn't want to ask her, but turns out it was in a very difficult place to find in some hospital. If she barely found it I wouldn't have had much of a chance!

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  12. Yay! Rejoicing here!

    I hate that you're having so much discomfort, but I sure do applaud your spirit and grit.

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    1. I told the doctor: "Well, just shoot me." I imagine every woman who goes through menopause does not have the problems I have had. I sure hope not!

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  13. I'm sure you are so relieved that it wasn't more serious. However, to have a chronic condition that is hard to treat isn't very pleasant either. I hope your doctor can come up with a treatment for you that works, since you've been suffering so long with it. I know when I'm tired sometimes the right words don't come either. I found it so funny when you said butt pads, instead of a donut pillow, or whatever they are called. It's nice to have a bit of comic relief now and then. Hopefully you'll see some improvement from your eczema soon!

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  14. I've stumbled for words ever since menopause took over my life. I can stare at something for 20 minutes and not be able to tell you what it is. So whatever comes closest is what I usually say!

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  15. So glad it's not cancer. Just some suggestions...you might want to try organic coconut oil on your eczema. Safe to use externally and is good at treating eczema. With chronic yeast infections, don't forget that yeast thrives on sugar. So you might want to cut sugar from your diet. Check food labels - a lot of foods have hidden sugars. You also need to balance your body with good bacteria since yeast is obviously "bad" bacteria...you can take a daily probiotic or eat yogurt. Just be sure not to get the kind with sugar in it! ;-)

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  16. We are all so glad it isn't cancer, Brenda! You seem to always be on my prayer list; get well, girl!!

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  17. I am glad you got good news from the biopsy. Here's hoping something will work on the other problem. And, so now I can blame menopause when I can't think of a word. That is better than having blank spots in your brain, but I had that problem long before menopause. Rest, recuperate, do what feels good to you. Maybe a little talk with apartment management will convince Tony to leave you alone. I echo what so many others have said, do not open the door to talk to him. Call the cops if he is pounding on your door.

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  18. I am glad you got good news from the biopsy. Here's hoping something will work on the other problem. And, so now I can blame menopause when I can't think of a word. That is better than having blank spots in your brain, but I had that problem long before menopause. Rest, recuperate, do what feels good to you. Maybe a little talk with apartment management will convince Tony to leave you alone. I echo what so many others have said, do not open the door to talk to him. Call the cops if he is pounding on your door.

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  19. I'm so glad to see "No cancer"!! YAY!!! I have psoriasis in delicate place, so I can imagine a bit of what you are going through. Keep that sense of humor! (I loved "butt pads"!!!)

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  20. Brenda, I feel so relieved and I'm so happy for you. I already follow all of those rules. It keeps me pretty pain free. I set up a histamine reaction to anything with perfume touching me anywhere so I know not to use that. Once you get rid of all the itching you will feel like a new person. xo Laura

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  21. happy news~! yeaaaa
    sounds like you are lacking vit d and magnesium too. leave off ALL dairy and you'll heal a lot sooner..plain-full fat greek yogurt used as a cream will sooth and help health your tender parts.. cheaper and way safer than pharma meds..

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  22. Hallelujah! This is wonderful news! I've never heard of eczema THERE but hopefully your med will work for you very quickly! I know it's not supposed to be funny, but I did giggle at your word picture of you laying in the bed all exposed and Tony trying so hard to see and probably with binoculars! :) Continue to take care of yourself and I'm praying for you pain free days ahead - really quickly.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  23. That is a relief. Like everything else stress probably really aggravates it to. What an awful spot to come down with that!

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  24. Wonderful news, Brenda. Heal quickly. Deb

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  25. Just got home from a long day of traveling and this was the first blog I checked! Great news Brenda! No cancer. Now the other doesn't sound like fun at all, but at least you can try the medication and hope it helps. I hear ya on the nothing below the waist at times and dare anyone to peak...it would scar them for life I agree! LOL. Just so relieved its not cancer and you are handling this as well as you can my friend! We are here for you!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  26. So happy for you, Brenda!!! One less thing to worry about. Do you think that those cooling Tucks pads for hemorrhoids might be good for pain relief? Or hemorrhoid creams? Also, when I was healing from a perineal tear after one of my births, they had me do sitz baths and spray Dermaplast on the area. It was wonderful!

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  27. Oh Brenda, I've been worried all day, and this is the best news. Hope you can get the med and the "butt pad" quickly and that the med works quickly to give you complete relief. I'm losing my mind too - tonight I went into a local gas station store to buy M&M's, planning to use my debit card. Suddenly the machine is asking me do I want cash back, and I'm thinking boy that's weird I haven't even swiped my card yet - then it asked for my pin! Really confused, I entered my pin and said to the guy behind the register, this thing is asking for my pin when I've never even swiped my card. He hands me the receipt and starts laughing. And I say, "Yes, I'm losing my mind." Apparently we both have too many problems which are burning up all our brain cells. Add that to tiredness and forget being able to think of anything. Well again I'm happy for your good report and if I was there I'd give you a hug.

    Mary

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  28. so happy the diagnosis is not cancer. sorry you still have the pain and aggravation of eczema.

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  29. I'm so sorry you are in pain but so glad it is not cancer. Praying for you.

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  30. Well, I wrote this long comment and it disappeared. Basically - I have eczema in the same place - was diagnosed in April. My gyn prescribed a steroid cream - Clobetasol Cream 0.05%. It works! It gives me awesome relief. I'm gone from sleeping 1 - 2 hours a night max, to sleeping all night. It's 2 weeks using twice a day, then once a day and gradually tapering. When another flareup happens, just start the 2 week process again. It was expensive, but with my insurance my cost was just $10 for the tube. It has truly made all the difference in the world.

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  31. Wonderful news Brenda. And a big relief for you that it's not cancer. I do hope the boric acid helps and the donut thingamajig!
    LOL!! Maybe you should try your idea to get rid of Tony,mine irritant!! 😉

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  32. Doin' the happy dance! Take care!!

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  33. I am so glad that it is not cancer! Maybe Tony needs to see that!

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  34. I'm happy to hear that it's not cancer. I hope that the pain subsides, and that your doctor can find a way to make you more comfortable.

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  35. This is awesome news! I've worried about this! Hopefully, now that you have a diagnosis, you can find some relief....

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  36. So glad Brenda! An answer to prayer for sure. Take care! ~julie

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  37. Well, thank God, it's not cancer! I'm sorry you're still in pain though. I really hope the medication works and soon.

    (((hugs)))
    rue

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  38. Thank God . I am happy for you Brenda. Your amazing sense of humor is intact. I use a donut pillow to prevent hemorrhoids flare up. Cover it with a cotton pillowcase pulled down in the middle so it does not irritate. . I hope the medicine works!!!!

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  39. OH it hope that this medication clears it all up asap. Poor Brenda :(

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  40. Glad you got good news & know what the problem is. Hope you get relief soon.

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  41. Oh, God bless your heart. I know it must be a relief to know what it is, but I wish it was something easier to fix! Hopefully the compoundingwhatever will do the trick.

    I wonder if it would help to add Borax (20 Mule Team!) to the wash when you wash your undies and pants? Just as a little extra boost? It's some form of boric acid, I believe.

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  42. What a relief! Hope the meds help.

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  43. Some interesting suggestions in the comments at this blog; I'd ask your OBGYN what she thinks about using the coconut oil, it really helps with eczema on other areas of the body!

    http://fungaljungle.blogspot.com/2006/01/some-history.html

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  44. So happy to hear it's not cancer, hoping your compound meds work quickly! As for the donut thingy you may want to try a child's swim tube, you can probably find on at the dollar store and just cover it in fabric.

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  45. I'm glad to hear that it's not cancer. I didn't know you could get eczema there. Now you have hope for relief with the boric acid suppositories.

    It seems like some many things can be healed or improved with diet. I imagine it can't hurt for you to research that and try out any recommendations.

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  46. Oh, I have to add I cracked up over your roach comment as well as about Tony being scarred for life if he peeked through the fence. :-)

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  47. Hi Brenda, Great news that you have an answer and can finally be treated to hopefully feel better soon.
    So glad this is not cancer. Hugs, cm

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  48. So thankful it is not cancer! I know you are in pain, and uncomfortable to say the least but
    healing will come with time and care.
    Blessings for a speedy recovery and a joyful summer.
    Ignore your idiot neighbour, the world is full of them it seems.
    Thanks for sharing your journey. Hugs from Nova Scotia!

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  49. whew...so so glad to hear it isn't cancer. Hoping for a speedy recovery for you and now, I have to go read about Tony...missed that one. :)

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  50. So happy to hear that it is not cancer! Bless your heart having to deal with this, praying this nightmare will be over!

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  51. I'm so relieved it's not cancer! I truly hope the medicine helps quickly.

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  52. I had to go hunt for this post when you mentioned you had gotten the results. Somehow I missed it. I am so happy it's not the Big C. I never knew you could have that kind of excezma

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  53. I am so very glad to hear this news! I love you blogs and hope and pray you have much better days in the future.

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  54. So relieved you will not be battling cancer. Still praying for relief from pain. I have a friend that suffered from constant yeast infections. After removing sugar from her diet she was able to get relief. Thank you for your post. You have a gift for writing.
    Will your Gofund me button be returning?
    Diane from Wyoming


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