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Anal squamous cell cancer

25 Apr 2018 12:32 in response to L27
Weh-hey! Treatment finished, I managed not to cry when I rang the bell! Lol Just got to get rid of my sore bum now. Sue xx

Anal squamous cell cancer

25 Apr 2018 13:25 in response to Suzym

Sue So happy for you!

im on day 7 of radiotherapy, just getting myself sorted now. I gone from going to the hospital nicely dressed to now wearing jogging bottoms! I have at least brushed my hair.


it so nice to hear that your life is getting back to normal, gives me hope as at the moment I don’t feel it will ever be normal again!

Lynne xx

Anal squamous cell cancer

25 Apr 2018 16:55 in response to Lyndylou67


25% done already! I know you feel it’ll never end and you’ll never get back to normal - but you will - jiggly bottoms are a MUST!

you take care and be kind to yourself xx


so pleased for you now rest and take it easy  xx

Anal squamous cell cancer

25 Apr 2018 16:56 in response to SandsJ

Oops meant JOGGY bottoms :-))

Anal squamous cell cancer

25 Apr 2018 20:45 in response to SandsJ

To be fair I do have a jiggly bottom! :-))

Anal squamous cell cancer

26 Apr 2018 10:19 in response to Suzym

Well done Sue!! Congratulations, now rest and recuperate xxx 

Anal squamous cell cancer

26 Apr 2018 10:21 in response to Suzym
Well done Sue! Now take it easy - wishing you all the best! Mandy xxx

Anal squamous cell cancer

26 Apr 2018 12:36 in response to lisa1975
Thanks Lisa and Mandy, I'm spending the day in bed today, telly on , no knickers, morphine gel on....making pom-poms lol Sue xxxx

Anal squamous cell cancer

26 Apr 2018 13:47 in response to Suzym

Hi Sue,  That sounds good! Take it easy and don't'll be surprised how quickly you start to heal.  One minute I was sore, sitting on my potty and dosing front and back with water because it was less than a month later I have totally healed and its been like that for nearly a fortnight.  I don't even feel that tired anymore....its early days but you'll be surprised how quickly the body recovers from such grueling treatment..take care and wishing you and all the girls on this site well for the future. Love Mandy x 

Anal squamous cell cancer

26 Apr 2018 16:10 in response to Suzym

Awh Sue that made me laugh - I’d forgotten about the “knickerless” dats :-))

Mandys right you’ll be surprised at how quickly you heal!

i was at the Maggies today catching up with the guys I’d met on the course and we had an excercise and boxing session was great - although I’m pretty knackered now but it’s a “happy tired”

take care


Anal squamous cell cancer

30 Apr 2018 12:55 in response to SandsJ

Great to hear your doing ok Mandy and sue , Lynne into your 3 rd week now end of this week you ll be half way there! And Sandra  great to hear you are getting more active! Sherri you ll get there in the end  and Janelucia you were brave enough to start off this thread in the beginning how are you doing? 

Thinking of you all Gilliebean x 

Anal squamous cell cancer

30 Apr 2018 12:56 in response to gilliebean

Sorry Lisa I forgot you sending a hug your way x

Anal squamous cell cancer

1 May 2018 14:08 in response to gilliebean

Tough few days both physically and emotionally.

Had bad diarrhoea for 4 days, skin has broken at bum, just inside my lady bits and up both sides of my groin, thrush in my mouth(again).

Tired and fed up, getting some tablets for the thrush later today, was given polymen dressing last night for my skin, told to take one Imodium for the diarrhoea, and told to alternate paras and ibuprofen for the pain.

Used the dressings last night, fiddly as you have to cut a piece and fold it and put it in between your bum cheeks then cut some for your groin that stays in place with your knickers. Not ideal but does seem to have given some relief. 

The Imodium seems to have worked.... touch wood!

just need to get through the next few days


Radio number 26 today, so will be bell ringing in Thursday afternoon, Yay

hope everyone is doing ok.



I’ve lasted well before my skin breaking, I know everyone is different but moisturise as often as possible, never too much. Do it right up between your bum cheeks and your groin. Use a bidet early on and ditch toilet paper early on.

Get some men’s stretchy boxer shorts so you don’t have any knickers lines on your groin to irritate it. 

Take piriton daily for any itching.

These are probably my key pointers to get through this treatment, hope you’re doing good well.

Sue, I hope recovery is going well for you? 

Hugs to all the other lovely ladies on here, hope all is well. 

love Lisa 

Anal squamous cell cancer

1 May 2018 21:15 in response to lisa1975
Hiya Lisa, Ohhh I know how you feel. Where are you now in your treatment? You sound as tho your feeling exactly the way I felt. I am one week post treatment now. Agony doesn't describe the pain, I know they warned me but it felt like it would never end. Walking less like a penguin now, I spent most of the last week in bed. The skin in my groin is healing, I have one patch by my lady bits that is bleeding quite a lot and around my bum where the cancer was, but it's manageable. Used my potty a lot, and the morphine gel with Diprobase and painkillers. So remember about a week after treatment finishes it starts getting easier. Thinking of you Lisa, Sue xx

Anal squamous cell cancer

1 May 2018 21:38 in response to lisa1975

Hi Lisa


its sound a complete nightmare. I’ve completed day 11 appear to be over the effects of the chemo, although still a bit of diarrhoea it was really bad last week, even had an accident last Tuesday at the hospital I was mortified! But the radiographers were really kind and tried to put me at ease.

My bottom is just starting to get sore, was given morphine gel today to help. I have ordered some men’s cotton boxers waiting for them to arrive. I have been moisturing every day but I haven’t used my Potty yet, although been bathing.

You are nearly there Lisa, I hope that it will be better for you soon.

Lynne xx