Dec 16, 2009 - 11:27 am
I am almost 2 years out from my total hysterectomy, (endometrial & upsc, stage IB) and it's about a 1-1/2 years since my last chemo treatment (no radiation). For the last 7 weeks, I've been experiencing menstrual-type cramps (I keep feeling like I need to run to the restroom to see if I've started my period, LOL), bloating, a feeling of fullness or pressure in my lower abdomen, mild lower backache, the need to empty my bladder more often, and frequent (small) bowel movements. Has anyone else experienced these symptoms this far out from surgery? I have 2 titanium clips left in from my surgery and have experienced bad reactions to titanium hardware (knee surgery) before. I told my doctor all of the above. He is absolutely certain that the clips aren't the culprit (even with my history of titanium allergy) and he is ordering a CAT scan, but also indicated that he wanted to make sure "your mind isn't playing tricks on you" ...his words(sigh). I am trying to stay upbeat (maybe this is just a gastro-intestinal thing or adhesions/scar tissue ?) but of course that evil little "what if" lurks in the back of my mind. Thanks for giving me space to vent...and do let me know if anyone else has (or is) experiencing something similar.
Hugs to you all!