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Oct 26, 2004
... I am almost at the one year mark since I got my colostomy due to rectal cancer. I had a temporay ileostomy for 6 months after my first surgery as there was a chance I would be reconnected but that didn't work out. ... (302 replies)
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Oct 22, 2004
... For those of you that have had this type of surgery, what was your recovery time? ... (302 replies)
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Sep 4, 2005
... oung, am thinking too now that I have something horrible. I want to start a family, and now I have to think, well, what if I become pregnant and then at the same time my body is developing cancer? ... (302 replies)

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Jul 14, 2005
... al tumour. This is what happened to my father, but he DID go thru external radiation but could not go through with the Chemo. And since is was recurrent, he this time decided to try with all his might to finish this chemo. He said he owed it to himself and his family to try anything, but doesnt want to suffer. ... (302 replies)
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Jul 9, 2005
... I'm spending way too much time on the computer this morning but at least I'm getting caught up with everything! I had my temp. ileo for 6 months. ... (302 replies)
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Jul 9, 2005
... inal ileo was to be reversed but it didn't work out so when I realized I would have a pouch forever I was quite upset. But now after 18 months with the permanent colostomy I actually have days where I forget that it is there! ... (302 replies)
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Jul 8, 2005
... Sorry I haven'y seen these posts regarding pouch issues. Maybe a new thread should be started?? Anyways I have experience with both ileostomy (6 months) and colostomy (permanent since Nov.03). I have tried almost every product on the market and the two I can't live without are Nexcare No Sting Liquid Bandage and Eakin seals. The Nexcare is a skin barrier spray that is put on... (302 replies)
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Jul 1, 2005
... Mudlark, my Dad had a colostomy at 94 and was able to handle it very well so I would not let that deter me. ... (302 replies)
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Jul 1, 2005
... This thread couldn't be more on target re my present concerns than if it had been diesigned for me. Hopeing4thebest and Smartcookie and all caregivers, you are to be commended. I thank you for your posts - all of you on this thread have provided support and information to each other, and to the viewers. At bit why its on target I am divorced, 71, one daughter (who will be... (302 replies)
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Jun 16, 2005
... hey, my Dad has the colostomy at 94 and learned to take care of it himself. The only problem he had was if he ate something too gassy and then it would blow up like a big balloon. ... (302 replies)
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Apr 18, 2005
... I am sorry I haven't been here for a while. The wife and I just bought a cottage on a small lake and I have been busy there and at work and at the cottage(fixin' it up) The cancer shows no sign of making a return so far though everytime I get out of breath you know what I am thinking (lung mets :eek: ) The colostomy is still a pain in the a$$ haha but no more so than... (302 replies)
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Mar 11, 2005
... chance he would end up with a colostomy and I guess I will be writing back to ask what kind of encouragement we can offer to him. ... (302 replies)
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Mar 11, 2005
... ht so his sleeping pattern went haywire. He was very much awake when I first got to see him after he came round and was quite aggitated to know whether he had a colostomy or not. ... (302 replies)
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Mar 10, 2005
... I certainly feel for you and your brother in law and his complications. I had also had my rectum removed and a permanent colostomy. I was lucky and had few complications(right thigh paralyzed from the epidural which straightened out after the epi was removed) I had the opposite though, my BP was low and I almost passed out a couple of times when they had me stand and walk. ... (302 replies)
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Mar 10, 2005
... law's post op recovery for rectal cancer surgery whereby he underwent a 12 hour operation in which his rectum was removed and a permanent colostomy was performed. He has been attached to a ventilator for a number of days and though now off the ventilator, still has the breathing tube inserted in him. ... (302 replies)
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Mar 9, 2005
... Not to worry, it is funny. It is also the most frustrating part of my colostomy experience which says a lot about how easy it is to get used to having a colostomy :D (302 replies)
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Mar 8, 2005
... I use the patse with my colostomy wafers every time and find it helps. Though a colostomate does not have the same worry about acidity as an ileostomate. I also use the powder if I start getting a rash. ... (302 replies)
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Feb 27, 2005
... You certainly can claim it on your tax form. There is a section for medical expenses. This also includes eyeglasses and exams if they are not covered by your prov. healthcare. Also if you have to travel for appointments with a doctor that is also claimable at a per diem rate(less any travel grants or insurance). Check on that grant though, I have to fill out a form every... (302 replies)
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Feb 19, 2005
... I did not read every single one of these many posts, but I just wanted to tell everyone that my mother was diagnosed with colon cancer in 1987 and had to have a colostomy too. ... (302 replies)
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Dec 28, 2004
... In my case I knew from the start that this would be permanent and was determined to do it myself. I have had a nurse do it only the first time and one other time when I was being shown a different type of wafer. The fact that I knew it would be permanent is the big difference I believe. ... (302 replies)




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