Aug 14, 2012 - 8:59 am
Hi! I am a 57 year old female. I was diagnosed in April 2011 with stage 3 colon cancer. I had surgery removing 1/2 of my colon and 12 rounds of chemo the last being November 12th. After my surgery I did very well with my bowel movements. Very loose stools and I was going many more times a day. As time went on becoming more like my post surgery self regular and more formed. As time has gone on, I am struggling with constipation and stools that are very hard. Has this been anyone else's experience? I am also so tired! If I am home I am napping every afternoon . I have neuropathy. It has gone away in my fingers, but my toes up to the balls of my feet are still numb and tingly. And I suffer with joint pain that I never had before chemo. It hits in all different joints at different times.i will go days with no pain and then I will have it in one or multiple joints. If anyone has any answers with how they deal with their constipation I'd appreciate any ideas. I bought some stool softeners but it says not to take them for more than a week. I wish each of you wellness and healing. God bless!