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by IamBT
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mom’s situation - ostomy?
Replies: 7
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Re: Mom’s situation - ostomy?

No staples or stitches outside. They used some kind of superglue. She has steri-strips supporting the wound, but they will fall off by themselves. Her incision looks great, actually. It sounds as if it was a bag for the wound vac to pump fluids into. I had a wound vac in the hospital, but I do't rec...
by IamBT
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mom’s situation - ostomy?
Replies: 7
Views: 791

Re: Mom’s situation - ostomy?

So I didn’t have anyone I could call that night, and when she went in for bloodwork the next day (she was discharged 5 days after surgery, on a Friday, and I moved in to take care of her) the blood draw nurse said it didn’t look like a colostomy. She had a follow up visit today, and the woundvac and...
by IamBT
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mom’s situation - ostomy?
Replies: 7
Views: 791

Mom’s situation - ostomy?

Hello, everyone. My mother (a very spry and feisty 82 years old) was diagnosed last November with stage IV colon cancer. It had spread to her liver and a small spot on her lung. She has been taking Keytruda since January, and her lung and colon have been responding very well. The liver, not so much....

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