I'm having to have my rectum and the muscle/tissue around it that radiation ruined removed, and the hole left being closed up by pulling the skin and muscle strip from my right rib cage through my body and out the hole, flipping it, and sewing it in place, closing up the hole forever.
Has anyone else here had this surgery? How was the recovery?
I'm totally terrified, but the pain I live with now is becoming too much to bear anymore. I was diagnosed with a rare cancer that had no ideas on how to treat it 4/19, so the doctors went with the anal and rectal treatments. There was no cancer on the last MRI last month, but now I have a growing wound around the anus they tell me may never heal. I've been dealing with this growing sore for months and had my ostomy this past 3/17 (happy St Patty's day to me!!)
So any comments are welcome!