susie0915 wrote:The chemo is hard on the bottom. I had a blockage 4 weeks after resection and had to have surgery to remove scar tissue. My surgeon decided to reverse my ileo while he was in there. I was happy for the reversal but it made it much harder during chemo. Had alot of diarrhea.
Eleda wrote:Hi Anne, as Mlike Mike said 2weeks later, nearly back to normal,,, only problem I was left with was ( self DX radiation induced stenosis)
Just before surgery in the theater I asked the nurse to use a small cathater during surgery due to the stenosis, and she said fine!!!!!!!!!,,, but in fact they called in the urologists after I was put to sleep, and they put in a larger one Which infact, worked a treat, and now I only have a sting if I hope my pee too long,,, but no other problems with that.... perfect flow " no pressure like before.....
So something to think about if Ur suffering with that , I also took cranberry capsules ( juice had too much sugar) and magnesium citrate to dilute the acid in the pee and ascorbic acid,
I know Ur thinking about chemo before surgery but I'd imagine it will b rough on Ur bum as I'm in the middle of chemo now and can see from the output in the bag if I had to actually dispell that myself ( I'd b crying in pain ) like being on radiation....m
I have all the products at the ready because I'm following mike's thread so expecting a rough ride after reversal
Hope this helps
Annie50 wrote:Would you do watch and wait ? If complete response ? Did all your original symptoms go and bowels return to normal ? Or not ? Thanks you guys xxx annie
Caat55 wrote:Annie50 wrote:Would you do watch and wait ? If complete response ? Did all your original symptoms go and bowels return to normal ? Or not ? Thanks you guys xxx annie
My bowels were fine after radiation, then came the ileostomy. My doctor's advised against waiting, why take any chances. In Europe they do it differently though from what I read here.