My mother had radiation for bladder cancer 2 years ago. We were told of
all the possible side-effects except this one. She has been cancer free
for 2 years, but now she (we) have this problem. The first time it
happened she was in pain and throwing up a great deal, she couldn't even
keep liquids down. I took her to the ER and they put a GN tube in her.
The blockage cleared. 6 weeks later she was throwing up again. I took
her to the ER. It was a very small blockage, so they just kept her for
observation. Sent her home the next day. Now she's afraid to eat. Her
doctor told her to follow a low fiber diet for a week. Is that long
enough? He also told her she would have to live with it. What foods
should she avoid? I cannot believe that we were not informed about this
side-effect because if we were we could have weighed our options.