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    I didn't lose any hair from 6 Folfox treatments. Hair loss not a frequent event with Folfox. Good luck.

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    hessteh asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    I had an abdominal perineal resection April 2011, followed by chemo and radiation for recurrent rectal cancer.

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      I had the same type of surgery in July of 2010. Within a year I had a pretty good size hernia at my stoma site. It was bothering me, plus it was sometimes noticeable through my clothes. My surgeon and I decided it would be worth repairing. After some research I asked my surgeon if it could be performed laparoscopically. She conferred with some colleagues, did some of her own research and we decided to go for it. It was her first try and the first time a parastomal hernia was repaired laparascopically at the hospital where it was performed. It was very successful, only spent 2 nights in the hospital and healing time was only a few weeks. I walk almost daily, but still have not done any weight training (it's been 5 months since the hernia repair). I've been thinking about seeing a trainer to see what types of exercises wouldn't compromise the hernia site. Let me know how you are progressing.

      over 4 years ago
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    hessteh asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    How to help healing of perineal wound? I had an abdominal perineal resection, followed by chemo and radiation last year.

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      hessteh

      Thanks Carol for your helpful comments. Have you ever heard of TheraBond (a silver dressing)? Article in this link talks about its advantges. Worth trying?
      http://www.woundsresearch.com/article/use-new-antimicrobial-dressing-therabond-non-healing-wound?page=0,0

      over 4 years ago
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      Hessteh, did you apply or were you approved for social security disability the time you were healing your wound? My temporary disability pay had expired and I need financial help. I hope ato hear from you soon. Thanks!

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      hessteh

      I did not apply as I don't even know what social security disability is. I am retired and get social security monthly benefits. Sorry I can't help more. Good luck.

      over 4 years ago
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