I am 44, slim, exercised, rarely eat meat or fat, had my daughter young (with 22), breastfead, had my tubes tied with 30, and still, now I am one of you.
My symptons since middle of October 2008 where pain on my tailbone and pain in my colon. My doctor tested for coloncancer, and it came back negativ. The pain wasnt so bad, so I waited a while. On December 8,2008 it was really bad, and the pain was now over the whole abdomen. My doctor did not even check my stomach, just gave me a referral for a coloscopy. I thought I check with my gyn first, and on the same day, she made an ultrasound and found water in the stomach and sent me to the hospital, thinking it might be my appendix. In the hospital they could see that there was something wrong with my ovary, and that they would have to remove it. No problem. A few hours later they tell me that the CA125 is higher and there is a possibility of cancer. Shock. But its not sure, so I dont believe it yet. Next day, I remember waking up in intensive care after 8 hours of surgery. Every possible part of my body seems do be full of cancer. Spent 1 week in intensive care, with water in lungs and high fevers, then 2 more weeks at regular ward. Spent Chrismas in hospital. I will start Chemo next week. My big problem is this: I had a tumor on the colon, so they took out part of the colon and sewed it together almost at the end. Ever since the painmedication from intensive care wore off, I have terrible pressure pain on my tailbone, and I am screaming when I have regular bowel movements. I can not even relieve me of gas without pain. It is like having a child, the head of the baby puts pressure on the tailbone before birth, but it doesnt come out yet. It is awfull, and every day for hours. My doctors said it could be some pinched nerves, and the pain when having bowel movements could be from the stitches, right at the end of the colon. I take laxatives, but some days, they just dont work. It is no problem, when I have diarrhia, but then I am using the bathroom 4 hours, and am exhausted, which isnt to good, when I am supposed to have regained my strenght for the Chemo next week. Did anyone have the same pain, before and after surgery. I am at the point, where I am already willing to give up, because I do not want to live with this pain for much longer. (Imagine, having a baby every day). I finally found a painkiller yesterday that helped, but it was still painful. Please, anyone, give me good news, that this will go away? Thanks