Mar 11, 2005 - 9:23 am
Hi all, I have not posted in a long time, however, I always read what is going on with everyone and you are all aways in my prayers. Although, (thank God) I have NED, I have been very sick battling side effects from radiation and adhesions and scar tissue. I just had another operation 3 weeks ago for the removal of these adhesions and scar tissue. Dr. said it was a mess in there; also resected some small bowel as that was kinked and twisted. This was causing excruciating pain. Anyway, operation was successful but then I developed more pain and they believe this is nerve damage from radiation and put me on Neurontin. No one knows whether this is helping me or I am just getting better on my own. I am having a very, very slow recuperation and can't physically do things like I used to ... like climbing the stairs (very slow) Just this week I am back to household chores, like mopping floors, laundry, etc. I am always in some belly discomfort and the drs. still say it will eventually go away. mmmm I was wondering if any of you are experiencing this and if so what treatment are you getting. There must be something I can do to help with this pain. I don't like drugs (pain killers) as they slow the system down and I don't need that. Thanks in advance.