Aug 03, 2011 - 5:34 pm
I was being treated with Taxotere and Cytoxan for breast cancer. After my 3rd of 4 treatments I developed extreme abdominal pain and presented in the emergency room. After a CAT scan, which showed a Perforated Diverticulitis and Peritonitis, I underwent surgery to remove the damaged portion of my intestine, my appendix and resulted in a temporary colostomy. According to my oncologist, he was about 98% positive that I would not have experienced this had I not been on chemotherapy. So far I've not found any confirming information on the internet. Fortunately my colostomy is temporary and will be reversed in the next few months but it's not something I'd wish on anyone. My chemo treatments were discontinued and the plans for radiation put on hold until I am fully recovered from this problem.