Awesome news to share with everyone and anyone with a sunken stoma?
All of you here, and especially those of you who have warmly welcomed me to the forum, given me moral support and courage, let me tell you a BIG THANK YOU. ( @Bear G, @bettebette, @Baxter2 , @mem, @ Sasa, @island girl, @greyhound gal, and all the others)
Got a call from bowel cancer specialist nurse this afternoon. The histology results after removing the tumour, 34 modes, blood vessels in and around the tumour, showed NO CANCER CELLS in the margins, in any of the nodes, in the blood vessels and the scrappings of the bladder wall to which part of the tumour was attached. And so my husband DOES NOT NEED ANY FURTHER treatment. Just regular check ups and monitoring. What a relief, it’s like one of my friends said, “the tumour has been downstaged. Normally it is the other way around after the resection is examined!” In my excitement and relief I forgot to ask her what stage the cancer was? Will call up tomorrow to find out.
Everyone, miracles do happen and you have to will it to happen. I will continue to stay in touch with all my of you, as I would also like to know how each of you are doing too.
He is having some problems with his stoma though. His stoma does not stick out, it’s kind of inside, if you know what I mean. Today it was red and raw around it. Luckily our stoma nurse was visiting today and she changed something - applied two rings stuck together on the skin and then used a two piece set. She is going to call tomorrow to check how it feels and has asked us to come and see her at a clinic on Thursday afternoon.
Anybody else with a stoma that’s sunken into the abdomen? And how do you manage it?
Reminder to all, it’s a very long weekend coming, so get all you need before Thursday, as our stoma nurse reminded me.
Regards and best wishes