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.