Hi lovelies, I hope I’m not being silly, but I am very worried about my wife, who is having some symptoms, which could possibly be OC. She is 49 and has recently been bloated and putting weight on around her middle, while she appears to have lost weight everywhere else. As the scales don’t say she is losing weight, she says I have nothing to worry about. She told me a few weeks ago that she could feel ‘lumps’ in her tummy when lying down and if she presses on them it feels like her bladder is full. Sometimes during the day she will run to the loo every 15-20 minutes and when she gets up to pee during the night I can hear her struggling to go. The other thing is that she has been starting to complain of being constipated, which has never been a problem for her before (if anything she has always been the opposite). Every time she sits down to watch tv she nods off and I know she has been getting pains in her lower back and down her legs. Whenever I mention being worried about her, she is very dismissive and puts everything down to perimenopausal hormones and laughs it all off, blaming it on her ‘middle-aged bladder. No one in her family has to my knowledge had OC, but both of her maternal grandparents had colon cancer I believe in their 40’s. Finally after much persuasion she has agreed to make a doctor’s appointment, but she sees no urgency for this. Meanwhile I’m unable to sleep for worrying about her and these symptoms she’s having. Am I being daft or am I right to be concerned?
Thanks in advance,