Reply to "her we go again"
Hi Cori, What a pest that it has come back. I had stage 3 ovarian cancer 4 years ago and had a recurrence late last year and it was on the bowel. A cancerous node had attached itself to the outside of the bowel and caused a blockage. I had bowel surgery and had about 10cm's of my small intestine removed. The surgery was ok and it did take a bit longer to recover, they used the same cut that I had from my previous surgery. I found that getting out of bed and walking around the wards really helped. I didn't need to have a stoma, which I was pleased about, however I did find that I had very loose bowels for a while after surgery and even now I am careful that I do not have too many fibrous foods, like nuts, spinich, bran, some fruits etc - all the things that you are meant to eat because they are good for you! I find keeping to this not too much fibre diet, a bit frustrating as I prefer to eat healthy to give your immune system a boost. A dietician can advise you as to what is best to eat. I didn't need to have radiation, however I did have some more chemo. All the best for your surgery and further treatment. Helen