The Colostomy is not as bad as I thought. You will make it through, but there are bad days. The most helpful person to me has been the rep at the manufacturer coloplast. He helped me SOOOO much with product. You will be glad you did it.
DX: Rectal Cancer (RC)
11/1/17 Blockage, CEA 4.0, Diagnosis IIIb T4a N1 M0
12/5/17 to 1/10/18 Radiation / Xeloda
2/14/18 MRI IIIb T3 N0 M0, yPT2, Radiology report "Successful treatment for rectal cancer."
2/26/18 LAR, temp loop ileostomy, surprise appendectomy. Misery scale 8, Pain scale 3
3/1/18 Restage 2?, Path-neg margins, 19 Lymph nodes neg
4/10/18 XR Barium Enema - ileo reversal leak test
In Denial...Happiness Lost