I have 3.3 ovarian cancer and I am in remission (yay, after a year of chemo). As part of the surguries I have lost most of my small instestine. I have experienced two serious bowel obstuctions but I cannot be operated on any more. I have to eat very low fibre, low residue food and very small amounts. I have a lot of gut pain and my guru doctor wants to operate to give me a stoma. I am resisting. He says this will enable me to eat solid food and stop the pain but I am scared to have a bag. I realise that my reaction sounds really "bimbo" but I have has so many truely awful operations. Can anybody else give me their experience with a illeectomy stoma please? I'd be very grateful. Thank you so much
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