My first colostomy poo-splosion

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JMRWife
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My first colostomy poo-splosion

Postby JMRWife » Tue Aug 31, 2021 6:12 pm

A rite of passage, I guess. But first time for me.

I've had better nights. :oops:
Age 58.
4/27/2021 - Dx obstructing "apple core" sigmoid tumor at 30cm. MMR proficient. 4/28: Diverting colostomy.
Started neoadjuvant Folfox 5/18; CEA 107.
Aug 11: 7 rounds Folfox completed. CEA 3.2.
Pathology: COLON, SIGMOID (COLONOSCOPY): -- INVASIVE ADENOCARCINOMA, MOD DIFFERENTIATED

Clinical stage stage IIA. (negative lymph nodes). By imaging at least clinical stage 3 (abnormal lymph nodes on CT), but given negative mesenteric lymph nodes biopsy - considered at least stage 2.

texazgal
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Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2007 4:40 pm
Location: central Texas

Re: My first colostomy poo-splosion

Postby texazgal » Thu Sep 09, 2021 10:51 am

This may be TMI, but I just wanted to say sorry this happened, but it may not be the last. I had my first poo-splosion a few weeks after getting a colostomy. I was using the system the hospital sent me home with (not that one, I was changing every 3 or 4 days), anyway it happened at home in the bedroom on a stained concrete floor-thank goodness, daytime. I was able to quickly get to the shower and get changed. After that, I switched to Convatec convex duraheasive which I still use 17 years later. With nary a problem until a few weeks ago. I've been going thru chemo for a new cancer, not colon. This regime gives me terrible constipation not helped by prune juice, Dulcolax nor milk of magnesia. My daughter gave me an Acia colon cleanse and that broke the dam 5 days after treatment. It was very hard formed and large and it pushed that barrier right off! Then the loose stuff followed and rolled down my leg. Thank Covid I was home again but a little farther from BR. It takes me about 10 minutes to round up and assemble stuff for a change so I packed a small towel in underwear and proceeded as necessary. Let me say, this is very damning to my confidence but I guess 2 times in 17 years isn't too bad. I've been going everywhere but overnite, without a change of system or clothing. I may be on this chemo 2 times a month for life, so gotta get this figured out. Oh well, that's my horror story.
DX rectal cancer Aug 04
Surgery Sept 04, perm ostomy, "BarbieButt" Sept 23, 04.
June 2019 stage 3 esophageal cancer
Aug. 2019 28 radiations, 5 chemo
Nov. PET shows original tumor and mets resolved, 2 new mets in liver and bone.
May 2020 port installed, started Folfox hope to do 12 rounds, cure not expected
Keytruda April 2021 8 rounds
scan showed small growth in tumors
Paclitaxol started summer 2021.
Scan July 30, 2021 showed small decrease in size of tumors in liver and bone

JMRWife
Posts: 71
Joined: Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:41 pm

Re: My first colostomy poo-splosion

Postby JMRWife » Fri Sep 10, 2021 8:05 am

Man. Cancer's bad enough without colostomy nastiness. My colostomy is named mrs. Wiggins after the carol Burnett character. I forgave her for that explosion. Usually she's very kind to me. And I'm very glad she does her job well. I'm going in for surgery the week of October 5th and the surgeon says he's going to reverse me. I'm nervous about that too. You just can't win. :-)
Age 58.
4/27/2021 - Dx obstructing "apple core" sigmoid tumor at 30cm. MMR proficient. 4/28: Diverting colostomy.
Started neoadjuvant Folfox 5/18; CEA 107.
Aug 11: 7 rounds Folfox completed. CEA 3.2.
Pathology: COLON, SIGMOID (COLONOSCOPY): -- INVASIVE ADENOCARCINOMA, MOD DIFFERENTIATED

Clinical stage stage IIA. (negative lymph nodes). By imaging at least clinical stage 3 (abnormal lymph nodes on CT), but given negative mesenteric lymph nodes biopsy - considered at least stage 2.


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