This is my second post. I'm so grateful for this forum. I have stage 3 PPC and have just completed my first round of chemo (carbo/Tax; Tax; Tax). I have two more rounds (six weeks) scheduled followed by surgery. OMG I have so much more empathy for what you all have gone through. Thanks for the support.
I have rectal pain that is not improving. Years ago I had hemorrhoid surgery and the feeling is the same - a deep, bearing down pain inside the rectum. It's agony to go from sitting to standing. My oncologist says it is cancer pain and that it should improve with treatment. I am treating it with Tylenol (acetaminophen) and additional Advil (ibuprofen). I don't want to go the opiod route because of the constipation aspect, which has also been difficult.
Did any of you struggle with this rectal pain? Did it go away with chemo? With surgery? I'd appreciate any insight you may have. Thanks.