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
Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.