Dec 28, 2003 - 10:03 pm
Last February my mother was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. She had a complete hysterectomy and a portion of her colon was removed. She decided after trying one round of Xeloda that the side effects were more than she wanted to deal with and refused any additional treatment. Since then all of her CT scans have shown no change but she still has extreme pain in her abdomen and bouts with nausea. Is this common after colon surgery? She has been hospitalized 2 times for dehydration in the past six months and is extremely weak again. I'm really at my wits end and don't know what to do to help her. The doctors so far have not given a reason for the pain except to say that it could be from scar tissue. Have any of you had these same types of problems and do you have any advice?