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    Thanks for the idea however he just had an upper endoscopy for the nausea.queasiness a few days before his surgery so I would assume they would have seen if something was wrong. Everything was all good with it. Doctors just keep wanting to put him on anti anxiety medications, I feel helpless I don't know what more to do.

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    A endoscopy does not show or indicate Ileus which occurs within the large bowel (colon).
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    Oh ok I see, but he did have a colonoscopy only about a month ago, does that show it?
    They are checking his thyroid as he has other symptoms that could indicate that so we will see. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by worriedwife69 View Post
    Oh ok I see, but he did have a colonoscopy only about a month ago, does that show it?
    They are checking his thyroid as he has other symptoms that could indicate that so we will see. Thanks.
    Of course since then he has had his operation and one would think that the pre operation colonoscopy might well not be valid for his current situation.

    You mention that the doctors are suggesting anti anxiety meds. Is it possible that your husband does have some anxiety? It would be only natural having had a cancer diagnosis. Having said that, I was in hospital and throwing up violently if I had any food at all until about day 9 after the operation.
    Age 1/2 way to 120 plus 1. Symptom of blood in stools May 2011. Colonoscopy June 2011 confirmed rectal cancer. CT scan June 2011 showed no spread to other organs. Anterior resection July 2011 plus 50% bowel removed due to thickening observed during operation. Biopsy confirmed stage 2 in rectum only. Completed 8 cycles of precautionary capecitabine (4600mg Xeloda). Returned to horse riding 6 weeks post op, jumping 2weeks later and first competition 2 weeks after that. July 2012 - CT scan clear. June 2014 - CT scan clear. December 2014 - Colonoscopy clear. July 2017 - 6 year CT scan clear.

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    There is no doubt that he has had a lot of anxiety since finding out about the diagnosis. It was relieved after the surgery however he is now really anxious about the chemo especially since he already has dealt with some neuropathy in the past. But the nausea started BEFORE he found out about the colon cancer, that's why we don't think it's related to the nausea.

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    Could he possibly be developing an ulcer? Has that been checked?

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    Yes he has been checked for that.

 

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