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bspangler47's picture
Posts: 145
Joined: Sep 2010

Hi Everyone,


It has been awhile since I posted anything on here.  There has been alot going on in my life.  Most of you know that I am a colorectal cancer suviour stage 3.  Under went numberous sugeries on my colon, some was removed,  Had a resection.  And a ilesctompy bag, feeding tube, PICC lines x 4 with TPN and medication.  Now I am dealing with the stent in my right urterer due to the damaged from the radiation I received.   I am still getting upset with wearing diapers 24/7.  But realize it isnt my fault.  I did read some posting on probtaic (sp) so will rescreah (sp) on them.  And also figure out what to do with the stent, have been doing the exchange for close to 2 yrs. 


I have the short gut sydrome so everything and anything ran right thru me,  seems like it never stops



Hope everyone will have a blessed 2013

Annabelle41415's picture
Posts: 4563
Joined: Feb 2009

Thanks for the update.  Have you ever thought of having a reversal and getting an ostomy again.  You shouldn't be going through it.  I'm still going about 15-20 times a day but it's pretty much controlled (not always), but still can travel, go to movies and visit.  I'm not able to eat and stay someplace though so know what you are dealing with there.  Never had the stent issues but hope they are at least doing okay for you.  Thanks for the update and hoping that 2013 is better for you.


bspangler47's picture
Posts: 145
Joined: Sep 2010

Hi Kim,


Yes I have thought about the reversal, but oncoglist doesnt think it would be a good idea since I have had numerous surgeries, my last one was in June 2011.  I barely made it thru that surgery.  I have alot of adhesions also.  Will see what happens in the next few months before I make a decision.



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