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maryln3
Posts: 65
Joined: Jul 2009

STILL FUSSING WITH THEW CONSTIPATION..I AM NOW ABLE TO GO...USING SUPPLEMENTS SUGGESTED

MIRALAX ONCE A DAY
FIBER CON 2 TABLETS A DAY
Organic Smooth Move® SENNA...SUGGESTED BY MY SISTER WHO TOOK CARE OF A STAGE 4 COLON
CANCER PATIENT....
DRINKING APPLE JUICE

I TOOK THE TEA LAST NITE ..I WAS UP AT 6AM....I THOUGHT I WAS EMPTY AND AT 9AM MORE MOVEMENT

NOW TODAY I ATE CAREFULLY...DRANK 16 OZ APPLE JUICE AND THIS NEW V8 JUICE IT SAYS DRINK 2 1/2 CUPS AND YOU GET DAILY REQUIREMENT OF FRUIT AND VEGETABLE

I ACTUALLY HAD APPETITE TODAY AND MY DAUGTER MADE THIS CHICKEN, RICE, BEAN DINNER

I AM HOPING MAYBE JUST MAYBE I CAN GET A NORMAL BOWEL MOVEMENT,,,,NOT WATER..NOT YELLOW..
NOT FLAT..NOT LITTLE BALLS...JUST A NORMAL MOVEMENT....

IN FACT I AM GOING TO PRAY ON IT...

california_artist
Posts: 850
Joined: Jan 2009

Please contact your doctor about the yellow poop. Possibly liver/gallbladder/bile issue. In any case, it could be bad, and needs attention. Also have someone look at the color of the whites of your eyes. Do you feel not as smart as usual? or different in any way not accounted for by the cancer.

Be well,

claudia

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Gunhild
Posts: 37
Joined: Jul 2009

I have had bowel problems ever since I had surgery. Each MD adds one more thing to the regime but I still have difficulty. I eat a lot of fruit and vegetables and drink a lot of water. I'm not as active as I was before surgery. Am trying to walk at least 30 minutes a day. Am still recovering from my last chemo so didn't walk for a couple of days. Constipation is most annoying. In addition I developed a very large abdominal hernia post op which also annoys me. It is unsightly and causes problems with my clothes. Hate have it sticking out which it does most of the time. I've ordered a binder on the suggestion of my cardiologist. Everyone else just says wait until after you are finished with all of your cancer treatment and then have it repaired.

I start radiation the 25th of this month. Have lab work and an abdominal and pelvic cat scan first along with followup with the chemo oncologist. The surgeon is less than interested.

cleo
Posts: 123
Joined: Sep 2009

Good advice I was given. Use non scented soap. Warm water for baths/showers. Aqueous cream...I took mine with me and applied immediately after radio. Only burns received were between buttocks, which I didn't cream!! Hope all goes well.

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Deblittleton
Posts: 56
Joined: Feb 2009

I applied the cream they gave me after every radiation treatment and every night. I was also given a prescription cream for the vaginal area and a rectal foam for that area. It helped alot and made me quite comfortable. Be honest about how you are feeling down there. I needed to take a week off of treatments due to a very bad "sunburn" down there. I'm glad I spoke up. Then I was ready to finish the 5th and final week. Good luck.

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