My sister, 37, has recently had a stoma pulled through and is new to the life with a colostomy bag. Unfortunately, like most of you, her journey is just beginning. She has been diagnosed with Divers it I cul it us disease and has also a mass in the bowel. Unfortunatetly due to risk of perforation, they have been unable to take a biopsy of the mass and are relying on MRI and change in growth in a few weeks time. As she has had several, they cannot give her another and are hoping the time in between will also help reduce the inflammation inside the bowel too
She is understandably incredibly scared at all outcomes. Cancer, life with a colostomy, operations and pain post ops are all valid worries and concerns.
I am hoping to get her on some sort of cannabis oil to help reduce the mass size and hopefully help with internal inflammation, but I've read that CBD can cause diaheaa and I'm worried it will cause more issues and adjustments with her colostomy bag. Also, I'm unsure as to whether to get THC or just CBD and so I am hoping one of you can offer some knowledge, experiences and advice?
Also, she is concerned how it will affect her intimately. There doesn't seem to be anything online that tailors towards people/ women with a colostomy bag. All is very practical but not necessarily attractive when wanting to feel sexy. Do you have any links or advice? I'm sure time will help but I feel so helpless.
I'm on the otherside of the world unable to get to her due to travel restrictions and want to do anything I can to help her.
She is based in the U.K.
Please if you can offer any links, advice or knowledge then please do.