Cmarie03 wrote:Had my surgery here at md Anderson in Houston on Tuesday. Lower anterior resection, vaginal reconstruction and hysterectomy. My surgeon explained to me I needed to be mentally prepared to have either permanent colostomy or temporary illeostomy. She wouldn’t know until she got in there. Apparently when she got in there to get good margins she had to cut lower into rectum and I have permanent colostomy. Idk why but I’m still shocked. They said surgery went really well, the margins were negative and we’ll get pathology report next week.
I’m still dealing with healing big time and haven’t thought much about colostomy but the nurse just came in to help me change it. It was the first time I saw it. Feeling grateful for a good surgery but still a little shocked I will have this for the rest of my life. I’m only 34.
She did explain there were a lot of different bags and underwear and stuff like that. Just feeling kind of down about it.
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