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    Yoshiko asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    Partial small bowel obstruction? Dose anybody had the same experience?

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      ffingar

      What about having a CT when you are feeling fine to compare with the one they did before? Just a thought, as they really need to get to the bottom of this.

      over 4 years ago
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      Yoshiko

      Thank you so much for the answers and suggestions!
      Now I am taking the TPN (liquid nutrition) treatment at home.
      Each day, I can feel that I am getting stronger and slowly I am eating soft food.
      I can feel, and I am sure, soon I will be able to eat the solid food.

      About the CT... I actually had CAT scan when I was visited the hospital previously. (With same condition) So doctors did look in to the CAT scan as well.
      And sounds like there was no obvious blockage by that scan.
      So my surgeon who did my colon resection came to me and asked me "You are not newly out from the surgery. If there is no blockage, you should be able to eat and digest the food. If you can not, that means there is a problem. So I must open and see what is going on in the area. Let's see how you eat today and we will go from there."
      So that day I ate 3 soft meals in the hospital without vomiting! (I was already feeling better with the help of TPN, that day.)
      And the next day, I was discharged from the hospital!

      Thanks again, all answers are helpful!

      over 4 years ago
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      GolfGirl

      My surgeon told me that after surgery the bowels can be a little sluggish. His advice was small meals, lots of water and exercise. After my surgery I did several short walks a day and worked my way up to longer strolls. Gently massaging your belly can also help get things moving. Some chemotherapy & some of the pre-meds can cause constipation. I also get that heartburn feeling and if it gets too bad I vomit too. I hope you continue to feel better.

      over 4 years ago
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    Yoshiko asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    How much is too much?

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      angeldancer

      Chemo was quite tough for me. I had a stoke and have some lingering heart problems. My oncologist adjusted my meds a few times. Eventually she just stopped the heavier med for me to finish my 12 rounds that last time. You know what you are going through and how much is bearable to take. We cannot stress enough about talking to your doctor and then getting a second opinion.

      Get the information and then make the decision that is right for you. Good luck and blessing your way.

      over 4 years ago
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      danpb13

      nametoolong my husband just had the reversal on Tuesday everything went good but my husbands heart rate was high (up in the high 1 teens, needs to be under 120's to 130's) since the surgery and he still hasn't past urine or bowel movements, not even any XXX. doctors "think" its from the meds they gave him and being dehydrated they didn't tell us about this stuff happening. have a happy Thankful Thursday. :)

      over 4 years ago
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      mtnraindancer

      I have seen many folks who have been hospitalized due to electrolyte imbalance. Please get tested for DPD deficiency...This is an enzyme that many people lack of have very little of. This enzyme helps your body process the 5fu which is a standard drug given to patients receiving chemo for colon cancer. If you are lacking in this enzyme then the 5fu builds up in your body as a toxin and can make you very, very ill and/or result in death...One of the side effects of 5fu is diarrhea anyway and if you combine that with the lack of this enzyme it will become your worst nightmare...Please, please demand to have this test. I have read so many horror stories that a simple test could have prevented....Hugs and best of luck to you..

      over 4 years ago