Jun 23, 2012 - 11:44 am
My mom was diagnosed in March with rectal cancer. At the time we thought after chemo and radiation she would be able to have a minor surgery that didn't require her to wear a permanent colostomy bag. Well last Tuesday we were told she had to have her whole rectum removed and will have to wear a bag for the rest of her life. I understand that removing the cancer will save my moms life but I am just scared for her. I don't show her this while we are together but I am. And I know she is too. I just wish there was a way to not have to wear the bag forever. If anyone has had this before or had to deal with a family member who has, do you have any suggestions on how to cope and deal with this situation? Thank you in advance.