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My husband was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer 3 weeks ago. He is under the care of the palliative team, a nurse prescribed codranthramer on Thursday, he took 2 on Thursday night followed by 2 last night and 2 more this morning. He was in terrible pain last night and again this evening, also not able to eat. I have tried the "bomb" of juice and milk of magnesia suggested on this forum but nothing has worked so far. He had a glass of the "bomb" this morning and another this afternoon. I am scared to try anything else and he won't let me call the doctor.

Can anyone advise?

Many thanks


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  • 2 weeks later...

I do hope by now that you have got medical help for your hubby. This happened to me 6 months after the whipple. I was taken to hospital where, after a few tests i was advised that it was a blockage caused through scar tissue after the whipple and i had to have another operation. As I was having chemo at that time, I was put in isolation alone for the 9 days i was in hospital. I was warned by the surgeon that this is actually quite common and that it could happen again. Since then I have had no troubles and i take codiene phosfate to help to control my bowels.

Hope this helps...love julie

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Hi julie

Thanks for your reply. Things are better now. the district nurses have been great and sorted the problem with all sorts of things!!!!! He is now taking a different laxative as well as lactulose. Hopefully he will ask for help sooner next time.


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