May 21, 2009 - 5:50 pm
Hi everyone, to make a long story short, I am 5 years NED (thank God) rectal cancer, stage 3. I had my rectum removed than chemo and radiation. I do not have a colostomy. However, over these years I have suffered tremendously with blockages. I had a resection 2 years ago and then again this past March 31. I have the most horrendouse, painful and very slow recuperations. This time I am suffering with 20 to 30 or more bowel movements per day with much pain where my rectum is supposed to be. I have been having diarrhea since my operation. I was tested for the c-def infection but it came back negative. However, that sometimes happens; the test doesn't pick it up all the time. So they put me on Questran (ugh) and increased my lomotil to 2 pills, 3 x day. Also I am on Flagly. I have been doing this for over 10 days and it doesn't seem to be working all that well. So they gave me another fecal test to see if in fact the c-def comes back positive. I am just at my wits end with these bowel movements and pain. I am housebound and everything I eat goes in my mouth and out the other end. Anyone out there ever have this c-def? Also, I have been through this operation before but this time it is so much worse. Oh, they also gave me valium suppositories for the pain in the rectum which doesn't help my hiney but wow what a high! hahahaha I am just so miserable. Sorry to complain but I know you all understand. Thankyou.