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Unread 04-11-2001, 04:27 PM
it is getting worse by the day

tO Robynb:
God bless you and no one can give you more support than those who have been through exactly what you have. I don't know yet, myself. Haven't had the surgery yet. Did they not see this cancer in August when you had the surgery?
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Unread 04-16-2001, 12:29 PM
Radiation Side Effects

I just finished 5 weeks of external radiation. I had some side effects like fatigue, diarrhea, and a burned bottom (red, peeling skin, sore). My advice is to be persistent with your doc about remedies for side effects. For example, get your diarrhea under control. The doc said to take immodium but that didn't do it for me. I had to take immodium and lomotil in combination to get it to stop. BTW it wasn't cramping diarrhea or anything that gave me stomach pain. It was just very acidic, loose stools that kept me up at night and seared my bottom. That brings me to point number two. If your bottom hurts get them to give you a soothing cream or gel. The only thing that worked for me was something called Calmoseptine -- it has calamine and menthol in it and is very soothing. Ask your doc if something like that is okay to use. Also I sat on an "egg crate" foam pillow and wore no underwear to allow the area to heal. Expect to have some gas -- even what they call "wet gas" which can be irritating to the skin. I had no nausea. As far as fatigue, I had some. If you take a nap and don't push yourself when you are tired, you will do better. Also the diarrhea can be fatiguing in itself and so it is good to get that under contol. Everyone says drink lots of liquid too -- radiation can be dehydrating. I never lost my appetitite but was only in the mood for low residue foods like white toast, tea, applesauce etc. Also cold fruit, like canteloupe was appealing. Stay away from hot and spicy foods. Expect abdominal tenderness as the radiation is very irritating to your insides. As others have noted, treatments are short and have no sensation. When you stop radiation the side effects will probably continue for a little while (two weeks or so). If you have problems with side effects and want to brainstorm remedies feel free to email me or post here and I'm sure us sisters can come up with some suggestions. Good luck -- you can do it!

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