Hi folks. I was diagnosed in August, and following chemo/radiation in the fall, had surgery in december. Chemo/rad took care of lymph nodes and most of the tumor. Clean margins. All looks good. Problem is the illeostomy - it's a mess. I restarted chemo recently and I'm fine with it, but The illeostomy is awful. My skin is a wreck , I can't find a system that stays on more than 24 hours (if that), I'm developing an allergy to the adhesives, you name it. Its only been 3 months and I have another 5 months of chemo - then will have to wait another few weeks before reversal. So, can this be reversed while doing chemo? I'm probably being premature but I just changed my bag for the 5th time in 48 hours. Thoughts?
46 yo Stage 3c rectal diagnosed 8/15, radiation/chemo 9/15-10/15, surgery 12/15. Currently have illeostomy and doing chemo.