• MelodyD
    • Experience with Anal Cancer
    over 3 years ago
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    Colostomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I still have not adjusted emotionally to the ostomy, and have not been using the vaginal dilator, I also have Crohn's disease and a...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • ww0808ww
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcino...
    over 4 years ago
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    Colostomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had an APR to remove my anus, rectum, and 12 abdominal lymph nodes. Received a permanent colostomy on 22 Nov. 2013.

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • Giggy1965
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcin...
    about 5 years ago
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    Colostomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    After seeing my Radition Oncologist on Monday, we agreed it would be in my best interest to have a temporary Colostomy until cancer ...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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  1. about 5 years ago
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    Colostomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Herniated and over time have additional hernia's.

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  2. over 5 years ago
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    Colostomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Loop colostomy, with intent to restore function after cancer treatment.

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Hopi
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcinoma, ...
    about 6 years ago
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    Colostomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Impact on daily life is and will forever happen. Working to not experience the effects of it in my conscious, toward being "okay wit...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  3. over 6 years ago
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    Colostomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    In addition to the colostomy he is unable to urinate on his own and is cathode.

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  4. almost 7 years ago
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    Colostomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    The colostomy was a life-changing experience but not in the negative way that I feared. It has kept me alive and it has not really ...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  5. almost 7 years ago
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    Colostomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    The colostomy was the easy part. Still dealing with fit issues, since I have lost around 50 lbs. since surgery, but basically, this ...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • pjs62
    • Experience with Anal Cancer
    almost 7 years ago
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    Colostomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    My doctor did the APR surgery (remove anus, rectum, & 1/2 colon). I now have a permanent ostomy. It was a very hard time in the hosp...

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    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • SusieQ
    • Experience with Anal Cancer
    almost 7 years ago
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    Colostomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    The surgery was very difficult. I have an illeostomy. Three years later I still have a surgical wound that has not healed

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    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Shirley
    • Experience with Anal Cancer
    about 7 years ago
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    Colostomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    This was a permanent colostomy due to the location of tumor

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    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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