Having seen this thread I wondered if any of you have tried a recipe that has been on the forums for a number of years for 'Go cake' - it gets good results! Here's the recipe:
4oz All Bran, 5oz sugar, 10oz mixed dried fruit (basically whatever is in the cupboard – use a nice mixture) – apricots, sultanas, cranberries etc, lots of chopped prunes for extra “GO”. ½ pint of milk 4 oz self raising flour. Put All Bran, sugar and fruit into a bowl, mix, add milk and allow to stand for at least half an hour (while you recover from the physical effort so far). Sieve in the flour, mix well and pour into well greased 2lb loaf tin. Bake in moderate oven (180 degree c) for about an hour, until a knife comes out dry. Cover with foil after 30 mins if its browning too much. Turn out of tin and cool. Serve in thin slices with butter as thick as you like it!
Once again, all credits to the ladies who have added to this thread making it an invaluable reference tool and thanks to Princess for starting it! Good luck and much love, xxxx
If you want to have a look at a thread that has been running for quite some years now, with hints and tips to help you through chemo, here's the link:
Hi ladies on top of everything else this is so so painful and I did liken it to having a baby it also took me a time to realise that the stomach cramps were from the co codomal and that was painfull too just like being in labour! I drink loads and loads of water I know we are always told to drink plenty but it does help. Sometimes cool from the kettle rather than very cold from the tap. Also fibre and lots of fruit and veg. Good luck Xx
I think if you haven't opened your bowels at all for 3 days it would be best to seek medical advice. You may need some medication or some sort of intervention.