After every surgery I have had, for what ever reason, and there have been quite a few, the best medicine I ever used was walking. It might be slow, bent over walking, but it was walking. I did push myself. Not to the point of injuring something, but I did a bit more each day. I hate pain meds. Walking, cooking (I used a stool while chopping, etc.) walking some more. I was tired and slept well. As far as medications affecting each other, I figure that's what Drs and pharmacists are for. They are far more knowledgable than I on drug interactions. I'm in the US so my docs are a phone call away, but I ask questions every time. For my rectal Cancer surgery, I waited 2 days for pathology. When I had gallbladder and appendix removal last spring, my pathology esults were online. In less than 48 hours. I don't have "Cadillac" insurance either. My husband was in the Air Force for 25 years and we use Tricare Standard. Believe me, not the best.
Please DE, talk to your surgeon about your issues, your pathology and you meds. And walk. Move. You will recover faster and feel better
Dx Feb 2010 4 cm tumor, just inside rectum
EUS stated T3 tumor
2nd opinion, need better path
Mar 2010 transanal surgery. Surgery by board certified CRS found tumor only in lining
6 exams of surg site, 3 PET, 3 scopes laterNED.
Scope in Mar2015, clean colon
Next scope/test in 3 years