MeAndMine wrote:My doctor is calling in a prescription but I forgot the name. Procto-something. He said it will help with inflammation and to use that I think three times a day and the other creams when I wasn't using that one.
I asked if over the counter pain pills like acetaminophen would help and he said it can so maybe I will try that. I don't know if it would cause constipation though. Maybe it would even out the diarrhea.
I lost two more pounds. I was doing well and almost hitting my calorie goal every day until this weekend when I didn't eat enough. I'm behind today so trying to get more in before bed.
Low thyroid can cause false elevated CEA so might want to work on that, too.
Probably ProctoFoam. I got it and never used it because honestly the contraption was so complicated LOL...and yes I suffered through radiation and the burns were unbearable during the bathroom and lingered for a while after that. Once Radiation Treatment was over after 28 days the pain subsided after about 3 weeks exactly from going to the bathroom. Unfortunately all the ointments, calmoseptine, aquafor, witch hazel, anything under the sun that you can think of will not make a huge difference. It's going to hurt no matter what when you have a bowel movement and the lingering pain afterwards, calmoseptine might help with or aquafor, but unfortunately not really well. Taking Hydrocodone was my relief if it was super painful, I didn't take it much because honestly I was scared of getting addicted, but I took it when it was absolutely horrible lingering pain.
So sorry to hear that you are having a rough time — I am looking forward to the day you post that it was your turn to ring the bell!
Wishing you all the best as you keep marking off the days until the end of your treatments!
MeAndMine wrote:This chemo radiation combo has got to be the hardest thing I’ve ever gone through.
Any ladies who’ve been through this have any suggestions for me for the burning in the inner labia? I’ve tried the suggestions from different doctors and nurses but nothing has helped. They’ve said try aquaphor or vaginal moisturizers or even coconut oil. I can’t be the first one who’s ever had this problem but no one really knows what to do for it. Even plain water burns. Just wondering if anyone has a tip that worked for them even if it’s unconventional.
I’ve tried everything in my arsenal for the pain in the rear, too. Aquaphor, sitz baths, Regenecare with lidocaine, straight lidocaine, hydrocortisone, Radiaplex gel.
I’m eating low residue. I miss salad and vegetables but rather not eat anything right now. I need to eat more.
If I am counting correctly, you are approaching the end of treatment.
Keep crossing off the remaining days - you are almost there!
Hang in there - we are all rooting for you.
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