Hi Kaitlin. My radiotherapy finished a year ago and my bowels are definitely worse than they were before. I already had IBS and it is much worse now. I don't leave the house often as I am agoraphobic, but when I do I have to take Immodium as I have little or no warning sometimes and it's my fear that an accident will happen when I am out! I have a lot of bloating now and whereas before I usually went to the loo once a day I can now go 5 or 6 times and feel worse as the day goes on. Then it can settle for a few days and then flares up again. I can't find a connection between what I have eaten and it happening - but then I've not really found triggers for the IBS either, which I have had for 40 years. Things weren't the same after the hysterectomy and I had problems all through radiotherapy starting from the 3rd day. I am thinking now that I have bowel damage rather than side effects from the radiation.
Hugs, Lesley xx
I didn’t have radiotherapy, but I think everything changes after the op!
it seems to be a main preoccupation for all of us! I don’t have magic answers but you’re certainly not alone!
Lots of love
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