When Dick had his surgery 1/12/09 the surgeon removed 75% of his colon and 7 cm of small intestine, ileocecal valve, appendix and his cecum. The tumor was in his cecum and was causing a 98% blockage. He is wondering if anyone else had those parts removed and what it means in the long run. He also is having what he thinks is nerve pain that at times shoots from his belly button area toward the anus or penis. Anyone else that situation? With everything moved around so much he wonders if a nerve was involved. Also, he sometimes feels his bladder is not emptying. We know things won't feel "normal" yet but anyone else like this?
He has not started chemo yet but will in about a week.