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Old 04-08-2008, 10:14 AM   #1
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Question about chemotherapy and ileostomy reversal

Hi, I was just wondering if I need chemotherapy after surgery does this push back the date for the reversal?



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Old 04-17-2008, 12:05 AM   #2
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Re: Question about chemotherapy and ileostomy reversal

Mark - I went round and round with my oncologist over this issue. I had a lot of problems with my ileostomy (ill fit, leaking, etc.) My onco wanted me to start chemo before the reversal, which would have added months; but I was adamant about getting the reversal. I went for the absolute minimum time required for the reversal (2 months) and then waited another couple months to start chemo. I could not imagine having the severe diarrhea from chemo with the ileo. I'm not sure I made the right decision but it was my decision! Ask lots of questions, get lots of opinions, and you get to decide. Hope that helps.

Old 04-17-2008, 07:01 AM   #3
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Re: Question about chemotherapy and ileostomy reversal

Cool thanks for the reply.

Old 04-17-2008, 05:48 PM   #4
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Re: Question about chemotherapy and ileostomy reversal

TEELGEE, And how did the reversal go? My husband could be mirroring you completely. He is adamant as well and has had to practically demand that they reverse his before starting chemo back up. He had a pouchogram (sp) yesterday and found that it is fine for reversal. Doc said he will do it in two weeks which will be about 7 weeks from his resection surgery done a month ago. Hubby has been beating himself up over making the decision but has decided that this is definately what he want so reversal it is his decision. So, on May 5, he'll get reversed. Can you let me know how it has gone after reversal?

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