Sep 10, 2010 - 10:45 am
Hi this is the first time i've been on this site, I just joined but wish I knew of this place 2 years ago when I was going through treatment. i was diagnosed Dec '08 with stage 4 cervical cancer, had a complete hysterectomy and about 13 lynph nodes taken out, chemo, radiation internal and external. Peeing is def.not the same any more but im use to it now. I have more problems with bowels, i get about 2 mins max when I know I gotta go before I have to be to a bathroom. I've had some close calls..lol My doc says try some imodium to calm things down but that just stops things for a couple days. Anyone dealing with this? Maybe its from radiation of the area. Sex not the same either, hurts some of the time and my husband only gets to use half of what he use to. What really bothers me the most is I'm constantly thinking about the cancer coming back and I live in fear every day. I'm about a year and a half out of treatment and things seem to be ok but still can't stop the thoughts, would be helpful a little if my doc would have done a PET after treatment but doc says plan of care doent call for it. Anyone got any suggestions? Or does everyone feel like that?