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So you have your list of things to try. Take the pain meds soon - hit it hard and early. Any stomach symptoms/pain etc..., get a Reglan in. Diarrhea? Keep sipping fluids all day, as dehydration will make all pain/symptoms worse, and take a diarrhea medicine if the doctor recommends this.
I literally would keep a list of all the things to try when symptoms started. Because I found myself getting all stressed when my Mom was so uncomfortable. And sometimes the things that help are simple random things.... Laying in a favorite lazy-boy chair.... a heating pad on the stomach.... favorite music playing.... a favorite TV show that can distract you....
And sometimes, you take more pain medicine so you can just sleep.
Always ask yourself... is today different? Is the diarrhea/pain quality new
or worse? If so, then call the doctor's office/nurse. Calls are often
helpful and reassuring.
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