Feb 11, 2004 - 7:09 pm
This is an awkward question but I will go ahead and ask. I was diagnosed with and got surgery for stage 3 colon cancer on the left side. I ended up with a colostomy which leaves me about 9" or so of colon aqnd my rectum. Thing is I still get the urge to go to the bathroom and when I do I pass a small amount of mucous. This happens about 3 or 4 times a day and is confusing and kind of nostalgic as well :). I have asked both my surgeon and and oncologist about this and they are not concerned and have no answer. BTW 5-fu is like eating pennies no nausea just a relly bad taste :(.