Not a very good weekend. I woke up on Sunday morning with more colicky abdominal pain, similar to Tuesday though not quite so severe. I had been tailing off the steroids, so it was disappointing to have a recurrence of pain. I managed to get in touch with my oncologist and we agreed that I should raise the dexamethasone to 8mg a day again and continue for three days before tailing them off. I should also continue with buscopan and paracetamol.
I cannot think of any particular meal that might have precipitated this, though a lamb cutlet was a bit fibrous.
The pain subsided by the evening and I was able to manage some mashed potato and gravy. Today I have gone out and bought a liquidizer, so this should remove the possibility of solid particles causing a blockage.
I wasn't very ill and without the context I would probably have just sat it out and taken fluids only, but given the context I had to take it more seriously. Perhaps it was all a reaction to the soft goal that Robert Green let in. The Americans were completely outplayed in the match and were reduced to shooting from distance.