Feb 27, 2004 - 1:07 pm
I have stage 1 rectal canceer and was diagnosed 12/2003. I have just finished 6 weeks of chemo/radiation and tolerated that pretty well. I am supposed to have surgery in 6 weeks to take out the bad patch. I am not sure what to expect as far as recovery goes. I am 37 and in good health. (besides the cancer). I was told that I would have to have a colostomy for 3 months and then get it reversed. How was this type of surgery for those who have been through it?? Any insight would be appreciated.