O Stoma Mia wrote:SteveNZ -- I think it would probably be a good idea to set up a meeting to discuss the exact nature of your operation with your assigned surgeon. No doubt you would want to make sure that the surgery will be the best type of surgery for your situation.
Thank you for that. Will see the surgeon tomorrow (our Friday in NZ) to discuss what is up. His aim is to complete the least possible damage.
A side issue is that the radiation caused a fair amount of damage with what is swollen painful tissue that is not healing well making 'passing faeces' pretty painful. In fact my whole bowel gets pretty painful as things pile up even these many weeks following the radiation.
Interesting-An outcome of the radiation in my case is that the nerves that let you know you are full and need to go (highly technical aren't I) do not really function any more so I pace myself and push after a reasonable time.
Or when my bladder goes non stop I know I am full.
Or I start leaking a bit...Oh brother.
Or suddenly my bowel 'hurts like he..ll' but by then I am too full and it is agony going at all.
Oh the joys of it all....