Colostomy then Folfiri
Hello, after suffering very very badly since Feb with radiation proctitis and some other swelling in the bowel arena I have had to make the decision to go ahead with a temporary colostomy. It’s got the point where I am house bound and not able to do anything at all so it’s not been much fun although I am know an expert on a lot of tv shows.
The loop colostomy terrifies me but I don’t really have much choice. I was surprised how discreet the bags were when the stoma nurses showed me last week.
I’ve agreed to undertake folfiri chemotherapy after I’ve recoveree from the operation - not sure when I’ll be starting this yet.
I still have distant lymph nodes appearing on scans so chemotherapy again appears the only option.
Has anyone take folfiri and managed to work as well ? I really missed work when I was off for a long period last year.