MissMolly wrote:I have a close friend who has widely disseminated cancer with peritoneal metastatis and bony lesions to her femur, humorous, and skull. She also has recurrent digestive distress and is able to take-in only a few bites of food due to feeling abdominal pressure and fullness. Her oncologist has explained her situation to her as one where cancerous cells are effectively coating her small intestine with a thin film - causing the small intestine to lose motility, losing the ability to squiggle and move, losing the ability to propel food material through the digestive tract, losing the ability to uptake nutrients and water. It is not a physical obstruction that she is experiencing (no large tumor mass) but rather a decline in the ability of the intestine to work/function. Her intestine is moving at a crawl.
I have know this friend since my earliest childhood days. A lifetime friendship. “It sucks,” she says, of her plight. I could not agree more.
Sara!!!! wrote:Why was she in the hospital for so long? Did she have some complications? And is she on tpn cuz she can't eat much? Where does she feel the pain when she eats?
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