Having more cramping and knife like pain

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DarknessEmbraced
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Having more cramping and knife like pain

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:01 am

The knife like pain isn't going away and I'm having more cramping! I have an appointment to see my surgeon on Thursday. I know he said it's normal but more to give me piece of mind and to make sure it's nothing more serious. Still having problems with constipation except for that one diarrhea episode.
Diagnosed 10/28/14, age 36
Colon Resection 11/20/14, LAR (no illeo)
Stage 2a colon cancer, T3NOMO
Lymph-vascular invasion undetermined
0/22 lymph nodes
No chemo, no radiation
Clear Colonoscopy 04/29/15
NED 10/20/15
Ischemic Colitis 01/21/16
NED 11/10/16
CT Scan moved up due to high CEA 08/21/17
NED 09/25/17
NED 12/21/18
Clear colonoscopy 09/23/19
Clear 5 year scans 11/21/19- Considered cured! :)

Valorie
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Re: Having more cramping and knife like pain

Postby Valorie » Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:49 am

DE- I can sympathize with your situation. Been going through the same thing and I'm 7 months past my surgery. I called my Onc in a panic as I had pain that I didn't have before. I thought I may be getting a blockage. I spoke with his nurse. I've been playing around with dosages but this is where I am now. Pain has gone away, but still finding the happy medium. Benifiber at breakfast, Senikot one a.m. One p.m. Stool softeners with breakfast and dinner. I am at least at the point where my eyes aren't bulging out from trying to pooh. Hang in there!

Valorie
Age 53 dx 2a CC 0/21 LN Oncotypedx score: 11
Sigmoidectomy 5/8/14
MSS No lymphovasular involvement,
6/14 PET - NED, 12/14 CT NED, 7/15 CT - NED
6/14-12/9/14 Xeloda 8 cycles
2/12/15 incisional hernia repair - Boooo!

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Re: Having more cramping and knife like pain

Postby Carolinabluetec » Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:34 am

I am over 6 months out from surgery and still get an occasional cramp and the knife like pain. Constipation is an issue (but I have always been a slow mover since I hit "old goathood"). Rather than laxatives, I find a very large glass of prune juice early in the morning keeps things moving along nicely. :mrgreen:
03/14 DX Adenocarcinoma Sigmoid Polyp
05/14 Da Vinci Sigmoid Colectomy
06/14 T3N0Mx, staged IIa
07/14 Xeloda 3000 mg/day 14 on/7 off 8 rounds
12/14 Finished Chemo
01/15 CT NED :D
07/15 Colonoscopy NED :D
08/15 CT NED :D
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DarknessEmbraced
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Re: Having more cramping and knife like pain

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:41 am

Would probiotic yogurt help or oatmeal with extra fiber in it? I don't like the texture of prune juice. I've been using the metamucil powder in water twice a day and a stool softener twice a day. Constipation has always been an issue for me well before surgery. My mother had a bowel obstruction and was in the hospital for a while but with complete digestive rest she was able to pass it. My grandmother had bowel problems and I think she had surgery for an obstruction. This cramping pain keeps getting worse! :(
Diagnosed 10/28/14, age 36
Colon Resection 11/20/14, LAR (no illeo)
Stage 2a colon cancer, T3NOMO
Lymph-vascular invasion undetermined
0/22 lymph nodes
No chemo, no radiation
Clear Colonoscopy 04/29/15
NED 10/20/15
Ischemic Colitis 01/21/16
NED 11/10/16
CT Scan moved up due to high CEA 08/21/17
NED 09/25/17
NED 12/21/18
Clear colonoscopy 09/23/19
Clear 5 year scans 11/21/19- Considered cured! :)

Valorie
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Re: Having more cramping and knife like pain

Postby Valorie » Mon Dec 15, 2014 12:20 pm

I also eat yogurt. The Senna based laxative is a completely natural ingredient. It is a plant based dirivative. I find it to be a little more gentle on the system than milk of magnesia -which worked, but sent things going the opposite way if I took too much. Hope you'll get better.

Valorie
Age 53 dx 2a CC 0/21 LN Oncotypedx score: 11
Sigmoidectomy 5/8/14
MSS No lymphovasular involvement,
6/14 PET - NED, 12/14 CT NED, 7/15 CT - NED
6/14-12/9/14 Xeloda 8 cycles
2/12/15 incisional hernia repair - Boooo!

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Re: Having more cramping and knife like pain

Postby alphagam » Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:49 pm

Please call your doctor. No one here can really help you. Please call your doctor
Dx Feb 2010 4 cm tumor, just inside rectum
EUS stated T3 tumor
2nd opinion, need better path
Mar 2010 transanal surgery. Surgery by board certified CRS found tumor only in lining
6 exams of surg site, 3 PET, 3 scopes laterNED.
Scope in Mar2015, clean colon
Next scope/test in 3 years

DarknessEmbraced
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Re: Having more cramping and knife like pain

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:53 pm

I see my surgeon/doctor on Thursday.
Diagnosed 10/28/14, age 36
Colon Resection 11/20/14, LAR (no illeo)
Stage 2a colon cancer, T3NOMO
Lymph-vascular invasion undetermined
0/22 lymph nodes
No chemo, no radiation
Clear Colonoscopy 04/29/15
NED 10/20/15
Ischemic Colitis 01/21/16
NED 11/10/16
CT Scan moved up due to high CEA 08/21/17
NED 09/25/17
NED 12/21/18
Clear colonoscopy 09/23/19
Clear 5 year scans 11/21/19- Considered cured! :)


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