Dec 13, 2013 - 8:27 am
Hi everybody, I posted earlier this month - I'm Newbie. Actually, Judy is the name. I appreciate everyone's responses, they really helped balance my emotions. So I'm going to post again in the hope of receiving wisdom!
Today will be day 18 of radiation, Monday I get my second round of chemo. I've decided to look at this as the beginning of treatment - the beginning of the end so to speak. My radiation oncologist said the other day - you're not even halfway through yet, I told him I was going to punch him in the face. I said I am ALREADY almost halfway through.
The nurse practitioner I saw before the Doc recommended I take Imodium for the diarhhea I was suffering from. I did and then backed up for three days. Trouble. I now have painful hemorrhoids and painful, painful bowel movements. Lesson learned, no Imodium. I should have known better. I have aquaphor with lidocaine which helps, but I can't regulate my bowels. I'm taking a pro-biotic now. I just want to go without feeling like my insides are falling out. So any suggestions are appreciated. Stool softener maybe? I went this morning, extremely painful (I am blessed by a family member who installed a bidet attachment to my toilet, the water is a little cold, but it makes things so much better). I did not go yesterday.
So aside from the above, and vaginal itching (oh the itching), and fatigue - I think I'm doing pretty well.
Thanks to all.