Foreveryoung wrote:I actually just had my ileostomy reversal two weeks ago, and I have to say, living with an ostomy wasn't bad at all.
I had my LAR April of this year. It took maybe a few weeks to get used to changing the bag, and with little planning. But in just four weeks after the procedure, I traveled to Asia ( HK, Malaysia, Taiwan) for three weeks without any issues.
I was 33 when dx and live a very healthy lifestyle. While I can't be as active as I once was, I know I'll get back to 100% with time.
Best of luck!
Gravelyguy wrote:I am 6 weeks out. It is already getting better. I have more good days than bad. Today I went in the morning, went to church and my daughters 2 hour water ski show with no issues. Came home and went again. 3 weeks ago I had all kinds of issues at her last show. Today was as normal as they come. A good sense of humor helps in all circumstances!
I also take a good probiotic, lots of water, and have gone back to a fairly low carb diet. I think they all help a significant amount.
Hope this helps,
jedimomof3 wrote:I'm very new to this forum and I've appreciated the posts that I've read. I'm a 39 yo mom, I was diagnosed with a Stage 2 T2-3 Rectal tumor 5 cm from anal verge. I've elected to stop radiation because of the side effects. Everything still works as of now, no pain, just lots of running to the bathroom. I'm scheduled to have a LAR in 2 1/2 weeks and I'm terrified that I'm going to have terrible quality of life after. I'm a very active person. Everything that I read is about how awful it is afterward. I'm hoping that a few people are satisfied with their results, not just tolerating them. Looking for reassurance that life can be ok after cancer.
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