Mar 27, 2012 - 3:59 pm
You have been on my mind and I am wondering how you are? I know its been a rough road for you.
I now have pretty significant anal pain and itching due to some open areas. Doc gave me silvadene cream which helps with some but not all. She also told me to start using domeboro for sitz baths and to saturate a gauze and place there for 15-30 minutes, It seems very soothing. Having a bowel movement is pretty intense. I am also taking 50mg benadryl at night and zantac during day for the itching. 1-2 percocets every 4 hours for the pain. I find find myself watching my bowels closely, if it seems I may be getting constipated I take over the counter stool softeners and if diarrhea taking immodium. I have been fortunate that my appetite has not been effected. It is almost impossible to sit for any longer than 15-20 minutes without the pain taking over, so spending alot of time in bed.
I was hooked up to my last 5FU course yesterday and was told this is going to make radiation more intense, I just laughed, what else can you do hehe?
I hope you are keeping your spirits up, I know its so rough. You are always in my prayers, God is holding our hands Tybtym. And for me, knowing that gets me through the rough spots when all I want to do is cry or scream. I am rooting for you and I care! Remember to drink lots of fluids, I find the fruit punch gatorade pretty good.