On April 22 I had a local excision for my rectal cancer. I am still having pain in the rectal area, constipation - this has just been a long journey and I am so tired and discouraged. Probably I am just not healing as quickly as I wish. If I take a stool softener then I have accidents, or extremely sticky bowel movements - if I don't I have even worse constipation. If I don't take my pain medication every four hours, the pain returns with a vengeance.
Has anyone had this procedure and what has your experience been?
I thank you for your help. I cry a lot, have lost my job and just wonder if I will ever recover. A very dark time.
Stage III Rectal Cancer
Began Chemoradiation 01/04/2016
Completed Chemoradiation 2/17/16
Developed Rectovaginal Fistula
06/24/16 APR / Flap Repair Fistula
09/20/2016 Liver Mets, possible Lung Mets
9/16 - 11/17 Xeloda and Avastin to progression
12/17 - 01/18 Folfox 6 sessions liver tumor shrank considerably - severe allergic reaction
01/18 - 04/18 Xeloda and Avastin - Progression
06/18 Avastin and Irinotecan