Hello and a big thank you to all those lovely people who replied to me. I couldn't find where to add to the messages to reply to you all so have to start a new post. Can someone tell me where to add to a discussion topic???
A couple of answers and a couple of questions from the posts. My rad treatment is guided by PET, MRI and CT scans together. The rad onc spent a few years in the US and is using this here, which he says is new and more successful. Hope so!
My colostomy is supposed to be temporary, but I don't like my chances of reversal- damage from radiation and scar tissues. It has been an issue getting used to it as after I left hospital five weeks ago I didn't hear from the Stoma nurse or the surgeon. I was struggling, but found a new stoma nurse which has helped
Thanks for all your advice- lots of the products have different names, but I can Google them and take it from there. Everytime I go in for treatment there are rad nurses on duty to help with questions,but I have found you do need to be proactive and I have had to learn to stand up for myself.
In a sitz bath what ratio of salt do you use? My nurse said one tablespoon but it didn't sound much.
This is my second go-round with cancer. I had non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 1988 with 9 months of chemo. i figure I've had my share, but at least both were curable ones.
Just have to take it one day at a time and enjoy the small moments in each day,
Best wishes to you all,