Husbands colostomy bleeds so much that it makes the pouch keep slipping. Wondered if anyone else has had this, what did your dr do to make it stop? He has had a colostomy since January. Has tried to adjust to it, but the bleeding drives him nuts. They have
cauterized it, and stitched it over and over. The surgeon says they may have to do outpatient surgery and recut the skin around it. (don't know what that means)
Has just been put back on chemo, avastin and neulasta. Also radiation to start Monday,
mornings and afternoons. How does a body handle all of this? Has been so sick this week,
slept for 4 days, lost 10 pounds in 6 days. Been to hospital every day this week for fluids, Tuesday thought the port catheter had "broken" and sent him for xrays. Found it was
ok but membrane had grown over it. He is so tired and depressed he cried. I don't know what else to do but try and be positive. Am afraid to leave to go back to work, he has been getting so dizzy when he stands. I of course think that is
because he is weak, but keep getting scared that it means ca has gotten worse.
Helps reading this board, keeps me from feeling so alone.