I feel so guilty because it has been a long time since I have been on this site and I so wanted to be able to share my journey bit by bit in the hope it would help even 1 person.Anyway that wasn't to be so I am here now and think I can finally share,I had my surgery on the 30th August to have my rectal passage removed,part of my bowel removed and to have a stoma made to have a permanent colostomy. I don't remember much about the first few days other than the epidural didn't work and it took a couple of days to finally find a nurse who called an anaethetist to check, having done that I was put on a morphine pump and the days just went by. I was able to come home on the 4th September and I felt okay still sore but okay. Then it happened something I knew nothing about both my stomach and my back passage wounds broke down so with a 20cm long and 16cm deep back passage wound it was off to emergency and back into hospital.After 2 more operations to clean out the wounds it was decided the only way to heal these woun
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Hi Tina I too haven't been on the site for a while but it was nice to hear from you again. You certainly have been through the wringer. I can't read the end of your blog as it seems to be cut off but would like you to know that I am thinking of you and will send you a big hug. I have an illeostomy bag (the small intestine) and its not that bad. I have had it for 9 months now and even with the occasional 'blow out' it just becomes part of your everyday routine. Just go with it. You are still here and thats the main thing. What I have come to realise is that everyone has something they are dealing with in their lives - this is just our quirky thing to deal with. I called mine 'little squishy' - very creative I know. I don't hide it from anyone. My girls have seen me change the bag and think its cool - weird but cool. I have stoma nurses that still check on me as I am still going through chemo (only one more cycle to go) and they are great. Always new products coming out. I tried a few and stuck with the first one I had - what you know. Hang in there and good to hear from you. Warm wishes for your recovery. Leeanne
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