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    dannerca asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    What to do 2 years after cancer treatments and the incontinence issues are getting worse??

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      dhall

      A super complicated issue, touches me a bit because I live with the bag and at this time last year there was serious talk of reversal surgery, in my case it turned out better I put it off, for your self and "I" know it's easier to say, to me it's sounds like you need some time off from work to get a handle on "Your" situation, serious effort in getting a handle on what is best case / worst case scenario and potential options for the better! Hope you are able to find and acceptable solution in a reasonable time frame!! Hang in there!! .

      about 3 years ago
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      I have had that problem my whole life, and I'm 61. I have literally never been constipated. My doctor and a nutritionist recommended a low residue diet. I call it the white diet. All white foods like bread, potatoes, and rice. Unlike the typical diet recommended. It does help settle my stomach, which was much worse during chemo. It's also very boring, so I do eat fruits and vegetables sometimes. You can play with what you can tolerate. You might want to discuss this with your doctor or get a consult with a dietician. And everyone is different, so it might not work for you. Unfortunately, chocolate also upsets my stomach. I can't live without that so I make sure I can be close to a bathroom. I don't think it is worse than a colostomy bag, but if I'm going to be gone a long time, I wear depends and take another one with me. My little secret. Good luck.

      about 3 years ago
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      angeldancer

      This problem has me so fearful. I am getting ready to have radiation this week and I have not heard of anything good coming out from it. It seems like most people lose their bladder and ability to poop regularly. I am a small person very petite frame and can't keep weight on. Radiation seems like it will destroy everything in me. My surgeon said to tell the oncologist no radiation because he got all the cancer and it is preventative. This only confuses me more. It is a shame that with all the technology they have not researched what can help. I am not feeling this radiation at all.

      about 3 years ago
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