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anybody out there have had to have colostomy?

Forums General Melanoma Community anybody out there have had to have colostomy?

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    vickirs
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      On Sept 10 I had to have surgery because scans showed tumors invading colon and rectum.  Had to get colostomy and all visible tumors removed in pelvic area.  It was a very hard surgery.  Had to be in ICU for 6 days and recieve 2 units of blood.  Two weeks later developed naval orange size infection in pelvic so 8 more days in hospital and I am still draining and on antibiotics.  I had been on ym155 from may through sept.

      On Sept 10 I had to have surgery because scans showed tumors invading colon and rectum.  Had to get colostomy and all visible tumors removed in pelvic area.  It was a very hard surgery.  Had to be in ICU for 6 days and recieve 2 units of blood.  Two weeks later developed naval orange size infection in pelvic so 8 more days in hospital and I am still draining and on antibiotics.  I had been on ym155 from may through sept. and failed that trial.  Thank God I had to have scans every 6 weeks because my surgeon told me that I would have been dead within a few weeks had I not had surgery.  Unfortunately he could not get the melanoma out of my liver so the surgery just bought more time.  My oncologist is waiting for me to heal all the way so that I can begin IPI.  My question is, has anybody else had to get a colostomy and how long does it take to feel better.  It has been a very long 6 weeks and I still feel week and tired with a lot of tail bone and pelvic pain.  I know 2 of my tumors there were bigger than 3 inches and I had some colon removed and the cancer had invaided the rectum.  After all of this shit it came down to this…  I went to my daughters football game last friday night (my first true outing since surgery) and my cheer leading, 15 year old daughter came up to me during half time as I was talking to friends and gave me a hug and kiss right in front of everyone.  If that doesn't make it all worth it I don't know what does.  How many 15 year old girls would actually want to be seen with their parents.  I am truly blessed for this extra time I have been given. 

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        Sherron
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          How beautiful that your daughter did this.  I think this is awesome!!!!  I have not information for you, but will add you to my ever growing prayer list.

          Take Care,

          Sherron, wife to Jim

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            vickirs
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              Thank you Sherron,  Through the 6 months that I have been going through this, she had been my biggest supporter.  I am truly blessed.

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              vickirs
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                Thank you Sherron,  Through the 6 months that I have been going through this, she had been my biggest supporter.  I am truly blessed.

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              Sherron
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                How beautiful that your daughter did this.  I think this is awesome!!!!  I have not information for you, but will add you to my ever growing prayer list.

                Take Care,

                Sherron, wife to Jim

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