Mar 05, 2006 - 7:38 pm
In 1980 my mother was diagnosed with cervical cancer, she had 31 radiation treatments and 2 inplants. Since that time for 25 years she has paid for the effects of surviving cancer. She has underwent a vascular bypass in her left leg, has had to have that repaired numerous times due to the radiation build up. She has had a colostomy due to the radiation destroying her bowels. She has went through several bowel blockages, January 17, 2006 she was admitted to the hospital with a bowel blockage, she was operated on and a new colostomy placed on her right side, (she now has 2) her incision was left open due to the fact that she had a busted hernia in her lower stomach prior to surgery. Although the incision seems to be closing nicely, she has had her bowel rip and drain through her bladder out her cathater, now she is passing blood with blood clots through her bladder. Tomorrow they will go in and see what is causing this they fear the bladder lining has been radiated. This has not been an easy road for her it has been 6 weeks in the hospital - she has not been able to eat. When she went in to have her first vascular surgery my family was told her lining was like concert, all the radiation built up and settled and continues to work in her body. Has anyone had anything like this or know of anyone who has?