I have a re grown ovarian imature teratoma that I am waiting to have removed. Chemo caused it to be necrotic so it was drained and is now only 6 cm rather than the 10cm. It's position is low over my vagina where my uteturus used to be. It also choked off my right ureter so that my kidney will be removed. It is interfering with bowel function so it is likely my colon will be damaged during the surgery leaving me at least temporarly with a colostomy bag and then a subsequent surgery to restore rectal function. I am concerned that I am at risk for intractable infection as I am diabetic and skin disorders as I am sensitive to adhesives. Three months with bags of stool stuck to my skin sounds really unpleasant and dangerous. Has anyone here dealt with this before? How can I protect myself from possible complications?
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