Hi all you warriors,
My husband finished his last tx Nov.2nd. Seems anytime he sits on the toilet he passes a mucus slug that burns incredibly bad, would this be normal? Today he also had his 1st bowel movement in 4 days, said the stool did not burn. That slug seems like acid. He is now only taking a pain pill at night so he can get some rest, if he doesn't he has to get up to urinate 10x a night. His diet is still good as we are not eating any acidic or spicy foods. I feel so helpless to see my guy after 47 years in such pain. Healing in his groin and anal area is progressing nicely, most of the pain now is confined to the anus. Fatigue is totally knocking the wind out of his sails. He has taken time off from work since the end of tx, unfortunately tomorrow he has to go back to work. Sure hope his immune system starts rebuilding quickly, he meets with lots of people being in sales.
I am a bit concerned about his scheduled appointment with the surgeon as it is only 6 weeks after tx, can't imagine having an anoscope or DRE so soon after tx. The national guidelines suggest at least 8-12 weeks. Have any of you had the exam so close after tx was completed?