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by Kobeno on Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:00 AM
Hi, I'm 32 years old and was diagnosed with stomach cancer a year ago. I had surgery at the end of November 07 to remove 80 percent of my stomach. I had the obvious nausea, fatigue etc after surgery, which went away after 3 months. I recently started feeling the nausea again. Is there anyone who can share their experience with me and their concerns which they had for the first year after surgery?
by ANDI68 on Fri Jul 25, 2008 12:00 AM
by Kobeno on Fri Jul 25, 2008 12:00 AM
by Ssc200 on Sat Jul 26, 2008 12:00 AM
Did you check if you don't have enough pancreatic enzyme to digest your food? How is your bowel movement?
People with pancreatic insufficiency may have symptoms of pale, foul-smelling, bulky stoolsthat stick to the side of the toilet bowl or are difficult to flush, oil droplets floating inthe toilet bowl after bowel movements, and abdominal discomfort, gas, and bloating. Peoplewith pancreatic insufficiency may also have bone pain, muscle cramps, night blindness, and easy bruising.
by Kobeno on Sat Jul 26, 2008 12:00 AM
thanks for your advice...it reminded me that I should take my enzymes which I haven't for a while.
by Kobeno on Mon Jul 28, 2008 12:00 AM
Hi, I take something called "Digest Plus". It contains: Protease Activity; Amylase Activity; Lipase Activity; Betaine Hydrochloride; and Glutamic Acid. It is derived from Pepsin; Papin; Pancreatin 6X conc. I'm not sure exactly what all of the above means as I'm just quoting from the bottle. I also take acidiphilous to help with regulating my system.
How does the above make me feel? Basically, I feel less pain when I eat as the food gets digested better. The above was suggested to me by my naturapath.
Hope this helps.
by Ssc200 on Mon Jul 28, 2008 12:00 AM
Thank you for your information.
Did you try prescription drug like CREON 20? It is high strength. If you have prescription plan it can be very economical.
by Kobeno on Tue Jul 29, 2008 12:00 AM
by Kobeno on Mon Aug 11, 2008 12:00 AM
Hi Everyone, I thought I'd let you know that the reason it seems that I might have had slight nausea, which went away was because my scar tissue was strangelling my intestine. Apparently it is very important to monitor your scar tissue...I will find out details about that this week. In the meantime, I'm recouperating from surgery. I ended up going to emergency while on holiday in San Francisco as a result of a lot of abdominal pain. It turned out that my scar tissue from surgery in Novermber was strangelling my intestine...if I had been any later I would have died. My intestine literally popped out of place and turned blue. Just wanted to pass this on to those who are not aware to monitor your scar tissues.
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