May 15, 2012 - 5:38 pm
Hi, sorry I've been AWOL but I have just come out of hospital. It appears that my cancer has continued to grow and I have an increased thickening throughout my peritoneum. Everything inside of my abdominal cavity appears to be squashed and this is causing me extreme discomfort and pain.
I have chronic constipation that I now need to manage with regular laxatives. The consipation has also caused food to be backed up which as inflammed my small bowel (intestines) which in turn makes me vomit.
They only offered me laxatives and anti-sickness meds in hospital which has not solved the ongoing problem.
I have reluctantly come to realise that the progression of my cancer is not looking good and the chemo I have been on clearly hasn't been working. My stomach is huge as I look 9 months pregnant. It is not ascites but the cancer.I dont know what to eat because when I do I get pains and am sometimes sick.
Has anyone else had anything like this happen to them? I am so worried that it will never be any better and I will spend the rest of my relatively short life in this discomfort.