Surgery Update: Stoma Revision and Cancer Concerns

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Itsme58
Jun 04, 2024 6:56 pm

Well, this is a surgery update. Since my last surgery on March 7, I had a prolapse growth on my stoma, which was cancerous. I let my surgeon remove it in the doctor's office, and he sent it off for biopsy.

So now we're going to have a revision of my stoma where my surgeon is going to take part of my colon and make me a new stoma. I pray that all my cancer worries will stop so I can enjoy time with my granddaughter. I've been watching her Monday through Friday from 6:30 AM to 4:00 PM, and she is my reason for feeling so well and hoping for the best.

So I need all my little prayer warriors to give me some prayers on June 13, my new surgery date for stoma revision. I thank each and every one of you, and I so appreciate you all. Thank you so much, Linda

Morning glory
Jun 04, 2024 7:34 pm

My prayers are going up for you, Linda.

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eefyjig
Jun 04, 2024 8:12 pm

Sending lots of healing energy your way, Linda, and hoping for a speedy recovery so you can spend all that time with your granddaughter again.

DexieB
Jun 04, 2024 8:37 pm

Praying for you, Linda!

aTraveler
Jun 05, 2024 1:21 am

Linda, you continue to be blessed β€” finding cancer early and able to enjoy your grandchild. My family and I will include you in our nightly prayers β€” we will pray for your healing and your continued courage. Linda, know that you are blessed.

 
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Riva
Jun 05, 2024 2:02 am

Prayers sent!

IGGIE
Jun 05, 2024 8:33 am

Good day, Linda. Lots of good vibes coming your way. Look forward to hearing from you after the successful operation. Regards, IGGIE xxx

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Jun 05, 2024 8:57 am

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DavidK
Jun 05, 2024 9:13 am

Hi Linda,

The very best of luck with everything.

It sounds like you have an excellent medical team and that they are very much on top of things. I hope it all works out okay.

Take care,

David

Beth22
Jun 05, 2024 12:03 pm

Praying for you... Hang in there and remember, no matter what, you never walk alone. God is always right there with you.

ron in mich
Jun 05, 2024 12:27 pm

Good luck, Linda. Hoping you have a speedy recovery.

MoeMoe
Jun 05, 2024 10:45 pm

Sending prayers, good vibes, and sunshine your way! And wishing you a speedy recovery after surgery πŸ™πŸ½

MoeMoe
Jun 05, 2024 10:45 pm

Sending prayers, good vibes, and sunshine your way! And wishing you a speedy recovery after surgery πŸ™πŸ½

Kas
Jun 05, 2024 11:20 pm

Keeping you in my prayers and wishing you a speedy recovery!

Itsme58
Jun 06, 2024 1:45 am

Thank you, everyone, for the prayers and well wishes. I appreciate it so much; you have no idea. The surgeon said he might have to move my stoma, so we'll see how that goes. Only a week away, and I look forward to it. Thank you and bless you, Linda.

Rose Bud 🌹
Jun 06, 2024 2:02 am
Reply to Itsme58

I wish you the best and will be thinking of you. I have surgery the next day for the 8th time in 2 years to try and take a stent out of my bile duct, which has been unsuccessful and just replaced constantly. This time, he's going to try and take my stent out of my pancreas duct that he put in 4 months ago to stop fluid from leaking into my abdomen. So far, all the biopsies have come back negative for cancer, but now I have developed chronic pancreatitis. Anyone who has had problems with their pancreas knows it's a beast to deal with the pain after it's been messed with. I hope everything works out for the best for you!

SENDING πŸ«‚ AND πŸ™ ❀️ πŸ’™ πŸ’œ

Beachboy
Jun 06, 2024 5:10 am
Reply to Rose Bud 🌹

Hope your surgeon is successful. Praying you get some relief.

Beachboy
Jun 06, 2024 5:14 am
Reply to Itsme58

Hope all goes well, Linda. Prayers for a speedy recovery.

Rose Bud 🌹
Jun 06, 2024 11:37 pm
Reply to Beachboy

Thank you!!! I appreciate it 😊

eefyjig
Jun 06, 2024 11:47 pm
Reply to Rose Bud 🌹

You've certainly been through it, Serena. I hope this time is the charm. πŸ’•

Rose Bud 🌹
Jun 07, 2024 12:16 am
Reply to eefyjig

Thanks. I really hope so too. 😊

Itsme58
Jun 07, 2024 2:20 pm
Reply to Rose Bud 🌹

Thank you, and I will keep you in my prayers and healing thoughts. I hope the doctor can help you out. Hugs.

Itsme58
Jun 21, 2024 8:45 pm

I had my surgery on June 13, 2024. Cancer came back on my stoma. I've been out of the hospital for a week and I feel great. I appreciate all your prayers.

I'm not sure if I'll be coming in here too much because the people I've talked to before have not been the greatest people to talk to. I thought they were, and because I take things literally or seriously, I'm not a good enough person to talk to. So, you all have a blessed life. I'll pop in here from time to time. I love making my comments and I got a few in here, but I'll be back to visit. Hugs to you all in friendship and everything else. Take care of my friends.

Beachboy
Jun 21, 2024 11:30 pm
Reply to Itsme58

Hello,

Hope you are recuperating well.

Websites, where people type posts, are hard to judge what a person's intent is. Talking in person, we see their face, body language, and vocal inflections as they speak. But with a written post, we contemplate written words. Some folks are gifted writers, some excellent with spelling, grammar, and vocabulary. We all have different writing skills. I wouldn't assume someone is unkind just by a text or two. And sometimes we all have differences of opinion, different experiences guiding our judgment and commentary. I would encourage you to continue participating on this website. Your experience and personality add to the wonderful mix of worldwide ostomates who share personal stories every day. I was kind of lost in the weeks following surgery. I had this stoma. I was taught how to change the wafer... but nothing about CARING for it. That, I learned here. I've read many of your posts, and many others. They made me the confident, experienced ostomate I am today.

Keep us posted on your progress.

Cheers,

Dan

Kas
Jun 22, 2024 12:06 am
Reply to Itsme58

I hope you have a good recovery and that all of the cancer is gone.

I'm so sorry that your feelings were hurt and that you felt like you aren't good enough to talk to - of course you are! I think it's like Beach Boy said... it's sometimes difficult to get a good β€œread” on someone when it's only written words and we can't see each other and don't necessarily know each other's quirks and personalities. I can't imagine that anyone on this site intentionally wished to make you feel excluded.

Take care and love up that grandbaby!

Rose Bud 🌹
Jun 24, 2024 10:15 pm
Reply to Itsme58

I hope you see this and are doing well! Half of my procedure went well. Pancreas stent is now out. Unfortunately, my bile stent needed to be replaced once again, but I'm still here, so that's a plus! Sad to hear how some people can be. I really wish you the best πŸ«‚ ❀️!

Itsme58
Jun 28, 2024 11:09 am
Reply to Beachboy

Dan, I know it's just one hurtful person's words, but it is what it is, and I am a big girl and I blocked him.

Right now, my stoma looks horrible, swollen and huge, but I'm all good with it. Cancer is gone, and I'm blessed.

Have a wonderful day. We'll talk soon, Linda.

Itsme58
Jun 28, 2024 11:12 am
Reply to Kas

Thank you, Kas,

"I was told maybe I could buy a sense of humor on Amazon… but it is what it is. Thank you again, and you have a blessed day. I'm feeling wonderful, and I watch my grandbaby Monday through Friday from 6:40 AM to 3:40 PM, and I wouldn't change it for the world." - Linda

Itsme58
Jun 28, 2024 11:14 am
Reply to Rose Bud 🌹

Thank you, Rosebud. I'm doing wonderfully, still a little sore and a little swollen. I went to the doctor yesterday, and they gave me this microfiber, antibiotic stuff to put on one side of my stoma, and hopefully, that'll take care of it.

Have a blessed day. Over the person I blocked, talk to you soon, Linda, and I hope everything goes well for you. You will be in my prayers and healing thoughts.

There are too many nice people in here for me not to come back. Plus, I'm a lifetime member, so I'll see you later.