Rectal Leakage

January 2019 Question: Hello. On April 24, 2018, I had surgery to section my upper rectum due to cancer. I have had an ileostomy, since then surgery to re-sect has been delayed by slow healing at the surgical site. Initially after surgery I had a lot of mucous leakage through the rectum … several months […]

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Pancaking

January, 2019 Question: I have had surgery on November 20, 2018, to remove rectal cancer. I am now dealing with a colostomy, the removal of my rectum, the reconstruction of my vagina and skin grafts. The recovery is slow. I am having issues because my stools are very dense and heavy which leads to pancaking […]

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Help with reversal

Question December 2018 Hello. I had ileostomy for 9 months. And about an year ago it was reversed. I have been having such a huge effect since then. Diarrhea every single day, very frequent attending a toilet. It’s impossible! I would like to ask is it possible to get any help? It would be perfect […]

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Use of Stents

November 2018 Question Question: My Father had a radical cystectomy for treatment of advanced bladder 11 months ago. He has an ileal Conduit diversion with urostomy. His stoma has retracted to just below the abdomen, below skin level. Unfortunately his treatment thus far has involved having stents remain in place and changed every 6 weeks […]

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Where to find Support in Vaughan

September 2018 Question: I just had my first surgery. I came across this website and looking for some guidance. Where is the best place/cost efficient to buy products? Are there any support groups in Vaughan?   Response:  New and seasoned people with ostomies find value in our connection with one another. There are many Ostomy […]

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