Sep 20, 2012 - 8:48 pm
In 4.5 years I had never felt better. Felt like I surely was one of the lucky ones with the stage ofCC 3B, successful take down of colostomy, and truly have never looked back. Guys I have had normal bowel movements for over 4 years. Other than the damage from chemo, neuropathy in my hands and feet and chemo head- I have pressed on and never looked back.
Until about 6 weeks ago that is. Started to have what probably is what a lot ofpeople struggle with after major surgery on bowel- I go through these cycles where it starts where I will eat anything, just even a bite of something and within 10 min Iam on the toliet. This will happen upto 10-15 bowel movements in one day. Finally will end with just expelling water. The only intake during this time is swallows of gatoraid and imodiumAD. So in some ways it was comical, like I was cleansing my soul.
And then I would be fine for about 5 days, eating normally, no problems, them wham. A cycle of this hit at a football game last weekend and I was squeezing butt cheeks tight to make it to the portapotty. That cycle was pretty bad- lots of explosive watery fun.
So I have been fine since last Saturday and today at school (I teach high school) I was doing the mad dash to toliet. Stools start off formed and soft- definitely not hard to expell. And today there was blood. Lots of it streaked through the stool. Surely is it just my colon is raw and a bit bleedy, huh?
SOlooooooo, I see my oncologist tomorrow morning and expect blood work up and probably either a scope or a colonoscopy next week. Haven't had a colonoscopy in 2.5 years, not due until March 2013 for one.
So what's the likelyhood that this is anything serious?