Miralax and Sennakot to keep things moving was the best thing for me prior to chemo/radiation, it made going more often and definitely on the very loose side. That kept the pain of being blocked or spending too much time in pain at bay. Assuming hes having the gut type pain a heating pad also helped a lot.
The pain introduced from Rad/Chemo was a whole different beast, I kept up the Miralax/Sennakot & heating pad but was also prescribed suppositories that helped bring down some of the issues.
Age 30, Male
07/05/18 - Colonoscopy, T3N2M0/Stage IIIB Rectal, MSS and High Grade
09/10/18 - Finished 28 Days Xeloda/Radiation
10/11/18 - MRI decrease in Tumor & Nodes
11/19/18 - Surgery
12/06/18 - Bad news, Surgery margins inconclusive but response is visible.(Grade 2), 17 of 19 nodes, PNI & Lymph Invasion
12/09/18 - Bad news, 2 spots on liver and 1 on Lung(Not definitive metastatic)
12/12/18 - XELOX Start
02/15/18 - Good News! Lung spot gone, Liver Spot down to 1, Lymph Nodes shrinking.