Jul 07, 2011 - 3:20 pm
It has been three months since my surgery for colon cancer (resection). I had begun to actively walk between 2 to 4 miles a day with 1 mile being the most I could walk so the walking was accumulative miles. I felt great but then suddenly developed severe abominal pain which stopped me from being able to continue my regimen of walking. It has been 3 weeks now and although the pain has pretty much subsided, I am still unable to pick up where I left off and walk even 1/2 mile without beginning to feel the twinge of pain. A nurse told me this pain could be adhesions or scar tissue. However, my doctor wants me to get a CT scan and I am a bit fearful as I have already had 3 this year and wonder if maybe my colon needs a bit more time to heal or if they are adhesions / scar tissue I can just cope with the pain or take it slowly back into walking. Any comments, suggestions are most welcome.