Dear fellow ladies post radiation therapy,
I too have hit menopause with 29. What bothers me the most is the colateral damage in my lady parts...
I'm bumping this topic because I can't seem to find an answer to a relatively simple question regarding vaginal rehabilitation after treatment.
I will tell you my story and I would be really grateful for some insight you may have regarding my situation.
It has been really difficult to find information about this topic, none of my doctors has expertise in the area, my radiooncologist and gyn are ignorant regarding this thematic and I'm lost.
Weren't for the advice from our dear weisssoccermom I would still be waiting until this day.
So.. here it goes...
I had radiation in February/ March and have begun during this period with premarin creme and dilation.
Then until surgery I kept up with it 2-3x a week. I was able to have sex (patiently) and a pap smear in that time...
My surgery has followed on 10th May. And since then I have tried to have sex once but it was too painful. The simple aplication of tampon or an ovula is also painful.
It will be six weeks this week after my surgery and I'm already on chemo until November. I don't want to wait any longer, because I'm afraid it will get much worse.
How did you proceed after surgery?
How long did you wait until starting the premarin I.e. starting dilation I.e. having sex?
Were you able to keep up the rehabilitation during chemo?
I'm starting today with premarin ovula everyday for two weeks, then afterwards I'm planning to start 2 - 3 x a week premarin plus dilation.
Thank you so much for your insight!
Dx @ 29 yo. Mum (2 y.o.) & Wife
12/2016: Rectal AdenoCa G2. CEA 4.3. RAS Wild. MSS. IIIB.
01 - 03/2017: 28 RTx + CHT 2,5 g/d Capecit.
03 - 06/2017: Suplemments and Cimetidine.
05/2017: TME/TAMIS + permanent Colostomy CEA 0.5
05/2017: ypT2N2aM0 (4/15), good cCR, limited pCR
06 - 8/2017: 4x CapOx 3,5 g/d (2x Oxi reduced to 80%)
09 -11/2017: 3x Capecit. monotherapy 4g/d
12/2017: Aspirin, Vit. D3, Curcumin, Multivitamin.