Oct 22, 2005 - 3:57 pm
Well...it looks like I got the dreaded adhesions. I was hopitalized again last week with cramping and vomiting. I had surgery Sept 9. Was re-hospitalized at the end of Sept with vomiting and cramping. They thought it was Ileus (slow moving bowels post-op).
They sent me home and put me on Reglan, WHICH BY THE WAY .... BIG WARNING. I think the Reglan exacerbated my depresion. I was on it for two weeks to try to help with my intestinal motility. Silly me didn't read the drug info sheet until just recently. There are warnings about not taking it if you have probelms with depression. Ugh .... it was pretty bad the funk it put me into.
I had my first post-op chemo last week that seemed to trigger another partila blockage and hopsitilation. Now they think I have an adhesion. They want me to do 3 more rounds of chemo though before I will have surgery to remove my 3 cm liver met. At that time they will try to fix the adhesion problem.
To say the least I am a little concerned about my next chemo treatment triggering another blockage. I'm thinking I will go on a liquid diet the day of chemo and for a couple days after to not give the adhesion anything to cramp up around.
The liquid diet is kind of rough though, lots of Ensure and Boost - which is chock full of cancer loving sugar. My aunt is researching some other options for nutrition for diabetics which may have less sugar.
I am concerned about weight loss. TPN was suggested but I am little leery of that.
Thanks once again for listening and any advice