May 30, 2013 - 10:07 pm
Radiation obliterated my small intestine...spent 5 months in the hospital..7 surgeries..at Christmas I was put ob hospice..told I had 2-5 days to live. The doctors informed me that a smaller/(very thin) person has a much higher chance of this happening. I certainly would have appreciated the info before the damage was done...thanks doc...as a result of having most of my colon and small intestine removed I live with constant pain..severe dehydration issues..and am unable to absorb vital nutrients..ivs 3 days a week at the hospital..8 hours per day..5 months later and am just able to walk again...away from children was the hardest thing.
This was not from cancer..it was the treatment..my surgeon was utterly shocked that I didn't die..im not recommending that someone skip radiation as everyone s reaction is different..just that if you are a small person to be careful!! It's pretty scary to wake up from surgery and be told you are as good as dead within the week.
Peace be with you all