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Family & Friends of Cancer Patients board

BeverlyAnne, my husband was recently in the hospital due to small bowel obstruction. He had adhesions (scar tissue) throughout his colon due to previous colon cancer surgery to remove a tumor from his ascending colon. A week after his surgery, his NG tube was removed so he can be put on liquid diet and get his bowels working. Well, that did not happen. He threw up everything he drank (he did not pass gas either). This went on for a week. Finally, his oncologist suggested he be taken off all pain meds. He was taken off his morphine pump, valium & oxicotin (sp?) in the morning, and was moving his bowels that night. He was home in time to spend Christmas with his family.

If your dad is on pain meds, please discuss his options with the docs.