Post Bowel Cancer Care.
Hi All. My partner had a 6 hour bowel cancer Operation on Nov 12th 2020. The surgical team were able to remove the tumour successfully and all post Op biopsies came back clear. He does not require Chemo or Radiography. It took 2 months to find a stoma bag that worked for Michael. The stoma bag fills up fairly quickly even though Michael has been taken Imodium for over 2 months now. He is not getting any sleep as he is terrified the stoma bag will overflow and burst. He is also very hoarse since coming out of hospital. It may be because he was ventilated for 6 hours during surgery or it may be because he was tubed twice post Op as a result of the Stoma Bag not working initially in hospital. Has anyone else experienced this. We have been told that it will settle in time .3 months later and Michael has no energy from lack of sleep. Any advice on how to boost his energy levels or how to reduce the stoma bag filling up so quickly would be grateful. I wish you all every success on your road to recovery.