Hi I am new to the forum. Been looking for some help.
I was diagnosed with colo/rectal cancer in march at the age of 42. I was first treated with radiation and Xeloda(chemo pill) which did alot of damage to my insides. Then they did surgery took out about a foot of my retum and colon and then gave me an ileostomy so my insides could heal. Then I did another bout of chemo. For precaution.
December 30th I had a reversal. And now the problems begin. First they had to take out 8 inches of my small intestine because they found more damage from the radiation and then he conneted it to my colon.
Instead of the diarrhea most people seem to deal with mine is the opposite. I don't think I am really constipated but eveing time when my BM's hit is a nightmare. The best way to describe it is like there is a ball in there needing to come out but only the size of my little finger comes out a little at a time. I am running for hours trying to rid myself of this. I am not sure if my muscles are just not working right or what.
Or if the radiation shrunk my passage ways. The dr has checked me and said that I don't have any blockage or stricutres.
I have lost 13 pounds in 2 weeks because I am barley eating because of the nighttime night mare.
Has anyone else out there had my problem??
Post Edited (mommysuesue) : 1/16/2009 12:39:48 PM (GMT-7)