I posted about my cancer 5 years ago and also asked to be notified of responses. Well the strangest thing happened a few weeks ago, I was notified there was further responses. What did I see but answers that were posted not now but 5 years ago. Here nor there, I am still alive and gaining weight so, so far, so good for me.
I wish I had read about the milk products all the way back then but I still survived without knowing any of that. I am now down to only taking loperamide a few times a weak and only if I start getting those horrible cramping pains in my stomach which to me means HERE IT COMES. I then rest on the couch with my feet up until the meds work and then I'm good to go again. I also ALWAYS take 2 if I plan on eating dinner out. I guess I have learned how to control the repercussions of my cancer treatments.
I did find that the radiation did a trick on my hips causing arthritis until I could barely walk and after trying everything from pills to acupuncture I found through physical therapy that even though it hurts so much that it is the trick for me to be in much less pain and stiffness.
I hope this note finds all of you from 5 years ago still here and healthy.
I had surgery on Feb 8th for sigmoid/rectol cancer. 1 of the 12 lymp nodes was cancerous so it was prescribed to have 5fu chemo along with radiation. This was a 28 day regiment. I am now finished and waiting for the healing to begin. At this point I will not mention the horror I experienced with the radiation all pointed to my pelvis and anus.
My main concern or question is how long to expect the diarrhea to stop! I really can't eat anything at all. The minute my hunger gets the best of me and I eat something I spend the next 6 hours having extreme diarrhea. It has come to the point where I can't make it in time to the toilet and I'm getting more and more depressed. I felt fine Feb. 7th.
Any suggestions of real food that might stay with me. I just don't want any more clear liquids.
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