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    Colon radiation scars and cannabis
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    wocl4449d posted:
    I have a good friend who had colon cancer, treatment, and is five years out.
    The problem is the rectum has radiation scarring and this is almost stopping his life. He can barely eat a thing or drink water without getting massive bowel pain. He is a fighter but rarely sleeps more than a couple of hours a night and lives with brutal cramps 24/7,
    except if he drinks or eats nothing and gets through the day in a very weak state. It is a very small life, very painful. His doctor says he's "fried" meaning radiation scars. His doctor offers nothing either. Says he's got to live with it.

    He is so exhausted and speaks with a slur and has trouble speaking clearly.
    I am asking if anyone knows if cannabis could help with the pain.
    If he had 15% less pain, thats a little better sleep and a much better life.
    MM is new and helping many so I thought maybe I'd get lucky out here.
    Any advice would be welcome
    Thanks
    and peace.
     
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    Donna511 responded:
    My mom has had stage IV colon cancer for 2 1/2yrs and her Oncologist prescribed MM for her, the problem is it makes her really sleepy and tired all the time. It does help for nausea and anything is worth trying if it helps with their quality of life! Good luck!
     
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    editor_morgan responded:
    Hi there,

    I urge you to seek a second opinion about your friend's pain symptoms. If his doctor is unwilling to explore treatment options to treat your friend's pain then that is unacceptable.

    Radiation is one of the causes of adhesions (scar tissue). You can read more about treatment options for adhesions here . Your friend does have options and the situation is not hopeless. It is possible for him to possibly find relief and to improve his current condition. In order to do that, he needs to stay the course and push for answers from medical professionals.

    In the meantime, here are some tips that your friend can use to manage and cope with his chronic pain.

    We are here for you ((hugs)).


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