Aug 04, 2004 - 6:23 am
I guess I should start out by saying I was diagnosed in March of 04 of rectal cancer. It was very low so we tried chemo, 5fu' and radiation at the same time for six weeks. After that didn't kill me I had surgery but they ended up taking my whole rectum out and now have a permanent colostomy. Since the surgery I have felt terrible. It got better after I got the stitches out of my bottom but now I have a build up of fluid in my pelvic region that is a nightmare of pain. They are getting me an appt. with radialogy to drain it and it sounds like a really good time. I'm a 42 yr. old male firefighter who wants to get back to work. I had lymph nodes also removed during surgery and they want me to do chemo again for 4 and a half months. I guess my question is has anyone had this drainage procedure done and when will I start to get feeling better. I'm really a possitive person but I'm getting really down.