Jun 19, 2004 - 2:31 pm
I was diagnosed with stage 3 rectal cancer march 2003. I went through 5 weeks of chemo and radiation the I had surgery 6 weeks later. I woke up with a temporary Ileostomy. I knew I was going to have one before going into surgery almost a year ago. I have had 3 failed reversals because of tears. Has anyone had this many failures and was still able to get reversed? I want to make sure I am not putting myself through all these operations when I feel like all I am doing is putting of the inevitable which is a permanent bag.