4 months Post OP Update

I am now 4 months post op for a permanent urostomy. Stoma is holding up with no blockage. Back to my usual, busy routine. Still suffering with chronic diahrea, but RX lomotil is keeping it in check. Weight is stable and energy level is good. No more UTIs! Hurray! Advertisements

Healing Value of Community

Healing Value of Community

I was reminded of the healing value of community again today. I’ve spoken with so many newly diagnosed colon cancer patients (I prefer survivors) who have said they feel so alone in their diagnosis, and find hope and healing when connecting with others who have similar experiences. I have also experienced the healing value of … Continue reading

8 weeks Post-op: Stoma shrinking

8 weeks Post-op: Stoma shrinking

Photos shows stoma right after surgery (Right) and 8 weeks post-op(Left) with reduction in side from 1 inch to 1/4 inch. Concerned it might close up entirely before my follow up appointment with Dr. Breyer in April. Emailed his office for a comment.

5 Keys to Defeating Cancer

5 Keys to Defeating Cancer

Here are my five “keys” to defeating colon cancer. It worked for me and adapted to your specific situation, I am certain it will work for you… Key #1: Don’t play the victim Key #2: Treat your “whole” self Key #3: Give back Key #4: Visualization and Meditation Key #5: Live a healthy lifestyle First … Continue reading

Urotomy Appliance Change with a twist

Urotomy Appliance Change with a twist

Changing my urostomy appliance was a bit of a pain as it is always outputting urine which would get on my skin and cause irritation. Solution: make a funnel out of a toilet paper roll. Problem solved! I hope you find this trick helpful for urostomies and iliostomies and even colostomies.