I meant African Americans are silent about their ostomy not non African Americans.
Hey Two_Buttz..... I love your upbeat attitude. I need a huge infusion of that today. Got my temporary ileostomy mid April and like you I’m getting the take down at year’s end. Things have been rocking pretty smoothly until I started my infusion chemo last week. Since I returned the portable fanny pack I’ve had three blow outs, underarm pain and total loss of appetite. The blowouts have really concerned me because I’m not doing anything differently. Thank God for my wonderful husband, who has helped me each time with tons of patience and humor. But I’m struggling to keep my humor and patience going. I just feel like crap most of the time. Does your portable chemo give you any problems? I had the same thing as you— stage 3 rectal cancer.