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    fuzzylinux asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    Anorectal abscess - can it be caused by Avastin?

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      carm

      Fuzzylinux,
      Thank you for the kind words, they are most appreciative. If you should have any other questions please do not hesitate to ask. If you have not gotten the colostomy yet, I would ask if they can internalize it so that you do not have to wear an appliance. Let me know if you need information on this and I will supply you with information to bring with you. Peroll is really the colon expert here as is his wife Queen Tatiana. I am humbled just to participate in any post they reply to. Best of luck, Carm RN.

      about 4 years ago
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      hessteh

      I had a perineal wound from abdominal perineal resection and subsequent radiation that took a long time to heal. My oncologist did not want to use Avastin, since it is problematic with wound healing. Good luck.

      about 4 years ago
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      Carm, I have done research on internal pouch solutions and they all involve the redirection of stool matter eventually to the anus. Unfortunately it's my anus that we are trying to heal. It works but the fisture from the abscess to the rectum means stool matter wants to go through the abscess will never heal unless we give it a break. We are hoping to reverse the colostomy in 6 - 8 months but that will be determined by how the chemo goes. If you had any further information you could send me it would be greatly appreciated.

      Peroll, I know what you mean by having to learn the medical language and reading the radiologist reports yourself. I have caught a couple of things myself that were obscure and required further explanation. I really respect what your 8 years of learning has resulted in in terms of knowledge and your dedication to spreading the "good news" on the whatnext site. I only have 8 months and it it is a real eye opener to find out what what the medical system is really about as we spend so much time in and out of hospital and see so many doctors and nurses on an almost daily basis.

      I had a most enjoyable day pass yesterday and got to to go home for a few hours. The dogs and cats all missed me (as I did them). It was nice to sit in my living room and have the sun shine in. I had a nap in my own bed after 21 days in hospital. I just collapsed and had a 2 hour coma like sleep that my better half said I hadn't slept like the that in ages. The animal in my profile picture is one of our alpacas on sheering day. It's the one day of the year we get to hug them real close like that as they are really strapped down for 6 minutes. :-)

      Hessteh, yes, my oncologist will not be putting me back on the Avastin when I resume chemo as I will be still healing.

      about 4 years ago