Give an update. I still go quite a bit some days. It seems like every other day is more active than the other. I don’t seem to have much restrictions on food anymore. My stool is always solid and has gotten a lot harder. I still will go 6-8 times in a day sometimes, but I would classify it has frequency more than urgency. I can hold it as long as I need to and going is much easier than it used to be. Before I would feel the urge to strain to get it all out. When I do finish, it feels complete unlike the earlier days.
I usually have to go shortly after eating, or drinking a lot of fluid.
Recently (and I posted a different thread out this) I have been seeing blood in my stool the past two days. I think some of the times in the past I thought it might have been blood but looked more brown to me, may have in fact been blood. I am on an aspririn + turmeric regiment, so I do bleed easier than others (related to my cardiac arrest from chemo.) I had my CT scans less than a month ago so keeping a cool head that it isn’t likely cancer, but obviously concerned and it is hard not to freak out. I have a message into the doctor, as these things seem to always happen on a Friday. Praying for the best, but have a feeling it is a fissure or something related to the surgery. I can deal with that, just will melt down if it is cancer again. Keeping positive though, full scans 3.5 weeks ago, and had the surgery less than 3 months ago and they were all up in there (flex sig and gastro-gappphin enema) so I would think they would have seen it by then at that point.
M 35 yr
DX Rectal Cancer, 10/16 (symptoms Feb 2016)
Dx stage 2 - Surgery Oct 25 201 Loop ileo w/ j-pouch
Close margins within 1mm
9/38 lymph nodes involved on path / Stg IIIc,pT4, pN2 B, p.M0. MSS, K‐ras, NRAS, no mutation
Started Folfox - 3rd Treament, Dec 30th 2016 Cardiac Arrest - Lucky to be part of the 6% to survive!
S-ICD installed / Port Removed
Vaccine Clinical trial at UPMC - last shot June 2017
Reversal 8/1/17 - Praying this is it!