May 19, 2013 - 6:38 pm
I am a 57 year old female diagnosed in late April. I have read through a lot of posts, and although I am sure if I keep reading my questions will be answered I hope no one minds me asking again. I was fortunate and had no nausea with my first week of chemo. I hope the next round, which begins May 28 will go as smoothly. My hair seems to be getting thinner but frankly that could be my imagination. I had my 13th radiation treatment last Friday. At about #8 I started having diarrhea. Not every day but very unpredictable when it would happen. I would skip some days. Today was the first day that a BM was excrutiatingly painful. Makes me want to scream. Although stool is soft, I feel like internally I am on fire as it passes thru. I assume this is a side effect but what has anyone fouund to be helpful. I am almost scared to have to go again.
I have read so much info on diet but have trouble sorting it all out. What has everyone found to be easy on the system, particularly as it passes thru?
The itching, which is more internal than external at this point drives me crazy, particularly in the vaginal area.
I will be grateful for any tips anyone can give me.