I see a lot of references here to blockages and people needing to watch out for them, watch what they eat, and so on. Is this a problem that primarily affects people who've had more extensive colon surgeries, ileostomies, etc. or is it something we all should be concerned about?
I had roughly 12 inches of my sigmoid resected and my doctor never said anything about watching out for blockages. Am just getting over a bout with stomach flu and all the Zofran, dehydration, etc has me pretty constipated, which is is what got me thinking about it. Do I need to be concerned about this or is it one of those worries I should potentially be able to cross off my list?
Thanks so much
11/14 Dx sigmoid CC @ 45yo
12/14 Colectomy + hysterectomy
Stage IIIB, T3N1bM0, 2/20 nodes, MSS, G2, KRAS(A146T), TP53, SMAD4, ERBB2, CEA 1.0
2/15-7/15 XELOX & Celebrex
4/18 clean CT
2/19 clean scope
Ongoing Celebrex, Tagamet & other carefully-targeted supplements
Post-chemo CEA 3.0, 2.5, 2.3, 2.0, 1.6, 1.3, 1.8, 2.1, 1.8, 2.0, 1.8, 1.9, 1.7, 1.5, 1.6, 1.5, 1.4, 1.4, 1.3, 1.3, 1.6, 1.6, 1.3, 1.4, 1.6, 2.2, 2.4, 2.1 and ? For sanity's sake I've stopped looking.
Mom to a 5 & 7yo