This is more of a rant than a question...I'm coloretal cancer stage IIIb. Initial emergency colostomy, then went through 5 weeks of pelvic radiation with xeloda. The very last week of Radiation I thought I had a yeast infection, so I got the antibiotic. Then it started to feel like a UTI. I asked for antibiotics, but they insisted on a urinalysis. The sample after 48 hours showed no growth so the Doc comes back with "No Infection shown. I hope you are feeling better".
I am level 4/5 pain. Miserable level 8. Pain Controllable with Oscillocossinum and Motrin 600. I feel like someone is pulling on my bladder strings. Maybe my bladder is falling out of my vagina, or maybe my vagina is falling out. The pain is above my pubic bone and where the pee comes out. Maybe its in my vagina too. I am so sick of talking about my girl parts and my rear passage!! So, Its painful to pee, not burning, but pain in this place like its in the middle of nowhere. I seriously cannot point to a body part on the diagram, the place is nowhere. There is pain pressure when I stand up. I feel like I'm peeing on myself. Walking causes this pain. Sitting up causes this pain. Lying flat causes this pain. I feel like I need to tighten the pelvic muscles to be able to stop pee when I feel like I am going to pee on myself. My best position is in a nest of pillows slightly tilted to the side with a pillow under half my butt. This started the last three days of radiation, and has gotten worse with a fever up to 100 for two evenings, and it has since gotten slightly better but not completely tolerable.
I'm on my own here. The first day of radiation, I asked the Radiation Oncologist about vaginal stenosis. He said it rarely happens. Pffft. So now this pain and his reception...I asked about this pain three days to the end of Radiation, and he blew it off. I was nearly in the floor in pain, crying like a blubbering fool. Then went to the Hematology Onc who came back with the hope you are feeling better statement.
I'm ready to go to the Chinese medicine doc for help. I am on an Island.
DX: Rectal Cancer (RC)
11/1/17 Blockage, CEA 4.0, Diagnosis IIIb T4a N1 M0
12/5/17 to 1/10/18 Radiation / Xeloda
2/14/18 MRI IIIb T3 N0 M0, yPT2, Radiology report "Successful treatment for rectal cancer."
2/26/18 LAR, temp loop ileostomy, surprise appendectomy. Misery scale 8, Pain scale 3
3/1/18 Restage 2?, Path-neg margins, 19 Lymph nodes neg
4/10/18 XR Barium Enema - ileo reversal leak test
In Denial...Happiness Lost