Hi Everyone..... I'm new to this forum and just wanted to put myself out there and say Hi!! I received my colostomy after complications from my radiation treatments that I received 5yrs ago. Count them 5 years ago!! I was diagnosed with cervical cancer 6 yrs ago and proceeded with chemo and radiation. After my treatment were done and over, I had been experiencing pain in my pelvic region. After many more dr appts they discovered I had sustained some nasty burns in my colon from the radiation. Fast forward 4 yrs.... I started experiencing a lot more pain, pain that pain meds wouldn't even touch. I found out that I had developed a fistula. The fistula ended up through the vagina wall. Not a pleasant site!! One year ago I received my colostomy. It has been a godsend!! I still get depressed sometimes wishing my life was normal. Alas!! This is my new normal.
I am happy to have found this site though. I find that I have many questions still and do not know who to ask. I enjoy reading your stories that offer humor to the things that have made me cry not so long ago. Looking forward to making friends.