May 01, 2004 - 5:23 pm
my husband is 34 years old, diagnosed in early march with stage III rectal, closing in on the end of chemoradiaton, and scheduled for surgery (total mesorectal excision) on june 16 at UCSF. do any of you have advice re what to pack for him for the hospital (expected to be there one week), what he would need and/or make him feel better?, things to be sure to have ready for him at home when he comes back? he's expected to have a temporary colostomy for 8-12 weeks. i - and his friends - would like to start putting things together soon and i would really appreciate your advice. thank you.