I had an interesting conversation with my surgeon a few weeks ago about what to expect next and thinking it through today a thought had occurred to me; if my tumor continues to grow (nothing at present is stopping this) it will cause a blockage (the tumor surrounds the distal ileal loop) and then I will have some symptoms - no poo, bloating, possible nausea and vomittng and a possible fever. My doctor said they would do a bowel prep and create an ileostomy the next day. How on earth is a bowel prep going to work if the tumor has blocked the exit? Anyone go through this? The blockage will be near the anus (because that is where the tumor is) do they somehow try and dilate the blockage? Tell me they will knock me out for that! Has anyone gone through this? How on earth does it work? I can just see them giving me the prep and having nothing happen, then when he goes to do the ileostomy I explode! Oh my! And my doctor is away until sometime next week.