I've just finished my sixth folfox round ( halfway yah!) all of the above I have been taken to heart and it helps, go with the flow, stay active and rest if you feel like it. I have physiotherapy from a therapist specialised in oncology two times a week and apart from the half hour exercise, she's a source of information and wisdom, keeps me upbeat everytime.
I also found that by now Water starts to taste horrible and have taken to gatorade and other sports drinks, also good for hydration. An most importantly, if you eat chocolate icecream with lots of whipped cream it is fine!!!
The first round is the hardest. As soon as you get the rythm of the week on week off it gets better you kindoff know what to expect.
I have a permanent colostomy as well, and to be honest, I have blessed mine several times during diarhea during chemo, no running! I pooh from the comfort of my own bed
Make sure you have something that youcan put in the bag that thickens it and removes the smell..
These folks here are terrific! They will help you get through this!