Well, XXX! Sending you love
- Tucson, AZ
- Member Since Sep 2012
Their Diagnoses (2)
- Patient: Anal Cancer
- Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: almost 5 years ago, Female, Age: 62, Stage III
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- Patient: Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
- Patient Info: Diagnosed: over 3 years ago, Female, Age: 62, KRAS mutation positive: Yes, BRAF mutation positive: Don't Know, Stage IV
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jeanette58 wrote on Kimber_517's wall
Tucson, here! hope you are ok! I started this Journey in January, now to the last part 4 months of Xeloda. I am a T3 N0 M0 -so had radiation, chemo, surgery, barbie buttt, now after chemo treatment at UA cancer center. It is a long jouney, but do able
jeanette58 posted an update
--Martha from KY-I would love to connect with anyone who has dealt with non healing wounds from surgery.
Asked by MissMartha on Sunday, September 9, 2012 ----------------------------------------------------
VASHE- Had anus/rectum removed, 5-39-12- went bad due to diabetic issues. Redo operation 6-26-12 - wound vac inserted, failed 4 days nursing home switched to VASHE wash (smells like bleach). Daily care from June to Sept 10 to0day, will see oncology doc today, it is 99 percent healed. I am lucky that my insurance paid fully for the home health nurse. Wonderful stuff and great quality of life....
jeanette58 started followingabout 4 years ago
jeanette58 asked a questionAnal Cancer
Dryness. I had anus and rectum cut out May 29th. I got an infection and June 26th had it cleaned out again.
That looks like a good question for your doctor or specialist. The product the nurses here pull out in the hosptial for skin moisturizing is this http://www.walgreens.com/store/c/aloe-vesta-skin-conditioner---2-moisturize/ID=prod1689081-product I think ask your doctor.
Good luck finding a solution.
jeanette58, I used Aquaphor (available OTC at any pharmacy) on the advice of my nurse. Worked well for me but I don't think my irritation was quite so bad. Give it a try!
I, too, experience "phantom anus" sensations occasionally but I always remember that I no longer really need to get to the bathroom and just laugh about it. It may just take time to adjust to the sensations. Good luck!