I had to decide whether to proceed and have a colostomy for the rest of my life, or let the cancer continue to grow - pastorfrank

Decision Point Associated with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer. Posted on November 14, 2012 View this journey (6 Experiences)

My Dr. advised that he was positive that he would #1 keep me alive on the table, and #2 that I would recover, but my recovery would be much slower and more painful than the first one. I was on the operating table for 8.5 hrs, in March of 2012, and have been informed that it will take approx. 1 yr for me to be back fully 100 % to what I was before.

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    tugger

    mine was a surprise..ha..I hate it and tried to get it reversed, but unable. I have learned to deal with it by using a belt to keep the bag secure (no one ever knows about it but thats what the tabs are for), use hospital pads on bed to prevent accidents and irrragate / use stoma caps. I do yoga, work etc. Don't like getting up three hours before I have to be at work to irrage and let it work, but better than pooping in a bag...etc

    almost 8 years ago
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    tugger

    Ps carry supplies including odor deod. in purse. I use edgepark for supplies

    almost 8 years ago

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