Topic: post resection abdominal contractions

Hi All,My Darling Sister Gail is now about 3 months post Op. She has remaining lesions in her abdomen, lymph nodes and maybe liver. Over the last few weeks she has been experiencing what she describes as sharp contractions of her abdomen which are really knocking her for six. Has anyone experienced anything like this? On a positive note she is feeling okay otherwise, though tired, and has started Chemo last week. She is on the ABC02 trial though has been asigned to Gemcitabine only. A mixed blessing really after I read here that the Cisplatin element of the combined treatment is not well tolerated - I think she would have given up if the side effects were severe. At present she has had very few side effects from the Gemcitabine apart from being tired. Much Love to all. Chris XX

Re: post resection abdominal contractions

Hi Chris,

I don't know if this is similar to your sister's contractions, but post-surgery, for more than 6 months, I had times when the scar area feels like it's contracting - like spasms. Gradually, it's tapered off.  More than a year later now, I would have those contraction/spasm less than once a month -- and usually it's when I'm really tired. 

I'm glad to hear that she's doing well otherwise and tolerating the Gemcitabine well.

G

Re: post resection abdominal contractions

Hi Chris.
My Mum had the same thing that glightfoot describes, for several months post op.
Kate