Jan 13, 2004 - 10:15 pm
I have just joined this group as, reading the messages, there seems to be alot of wonderful support for survivors and caregivers. Just what I need! My husband was diagnosed with rectal cancer last July and has had such a rough time, with complications too numerous to mention. Now he has finished radiotherapy and is about 2/3 of the way through his chemotherapy. Because of his present condition, his chemo has to be delayed a little. One of his problems now is a pain in his intestine, usually coming on late in the evening and not apparently related to food or bowel movement. There is no tumour but there is some narrowing of the bowel due to radiotherapy probably. Has anyone experienced this and do you have any suggestions on how to manage the pain?
As a caregiver and wife of 37 years, I try to always be upbeat and positive but it is hard and, reading some of the other posts, I realize I am not alone!