[MOL] Re: Mark and Sandi! [13634] Medicine On Line


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Welcome to our wonderful forum.  I know you will learn much from many wonderful
people and in no time will feel like family.  Your friend, Lillian

Mark & Sandi Newell wrote:

> Hi Mary,
> I am new to this list, but my husband also has severe cramping.  He has
> colorectal cancer and has had surgery to remove part of the colon.  He was
> hospitalized with mucositis after severe pain and fevers during the first
> round of chemo.  When they started the combined chemo and radiation, he has
> developed what he calls severe cramping that puts him on his back.  He is
> trying Lomotil to calm down the contractions in the bowels, but  the Dr's
> think the radiation and chemo have left his intestines very raw and
> irritated. He was taking Imodium every day but it didn't help at all.
> He was told that this should improve after all treatments.  Meanwhile he is
> in pain and basically unable to go anywhere. His pains always start after a
> bowel movement and last for hours afterwards.
> I don't know if this is the same thing your husband is experiencing, but
> having our DR watch it is what we are doing.
> Take care,
> Sandi
>
> At 10:38 AM 8/1/98 -0500, you wrote:
> >Did anyone receive my post about stomache cramps?  My husband has been
> >having severe stomache cramps and I was wondering if others had this
> >problem and what they tried.  He is halfway through his 5 weeks of
> >radiation treatments.  Drs did a lower GI yesterday and there is no
> >obstruction or anything unusual there.  We have tried imodium and bentyl.
> >Anyone have any ideas?  He has prostrate and colon cancer.
> >Mary L
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >At 06:25 AM 7/31/1998 -0700, you wrote:
> >>Dear Carla,
> >>
> >>That definitely is so funny, LOl. Thank you. Great joke
> >>
> >>marty
> >>
> >>> ken naehring wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Three old men are talking about their aches, pains and bodily
> >>> functions. One seventy year old man says, "I have this problem.
> >>> I wake up every morning at seven and it takes me twenty minutes
> >>> to pee. "An eighty year old man says, "My case is worse.  I get
> >>> up at eight and I sit there and grunt and groan for half an hour
> >>> before I finally have a bowel movement." The ninety year old man
> >>> says, "At seven I pee like a horse, at eight I crap like a cow."
> >>> "So what`s your problem?" asked the others. "I don`t wake up until
> >>> nine."
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