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I was dignosised with rectal cancer November 2014. I had colorectal surgury to remove my rectum and anus, with a perment colostomy. I also discussed with the surgeon my family history of ovarian cancer, so we agreed because I have four grown children and my tubes were tied so i thought it would be ok to have my tubes and ovaries removed also. Everything seemed to go well ( I thought). I was back at my surgoen's office because I was in so much pain still eight months after surgery and still bleeding (not to mention along with all the pain I was thrust into medical menopause). My body went bonkers! the surgeon never dissused how this would effect my body. Needless to say this has been a long, stressful and painful journey to recovery. December 2015 I called my surgeon agaiin because I still had enourmous pain and it felt like something was sticking me in my butt. The surgeon asked me to come in his nurse did a check and said I should be healing fine and nothing seemed wrong. Another surgoen came in to check my wound site, he discovered that all my stiches hadn't been removed ( I was horrified!) they removed them and the nurse sternly told me they could no longer see me that I needed to contact wound care for now on. A few months later I was admitted ro the ER for rectal pain STILL and bleeding. They did several test (CAT scan, MRI) I was told that I had a uterine prolapse due to complications to my surgury, and to contact my pryor surgeon. I tryed to call my pryor surgoen, they informed me that their office no longer takes my insurance (I was horrified!) I consulted with two other surgoen's who are reluctant to do any surgury on me. I consulted with my disease and digestive dr. He said that I needed reconstructive surgury, I asked about a pessary because I wasn't willing to do another surgury. I was referred to a gynecologist, who recomended a pessary or removal of my uterus. when I mention the reconstructive surgury like my disease and digestive suggested he immediately snapped and said "does he specialize in gynoclogy?" I politely nodded my head no. So we proceeded with the fitting of my pessary, it was extremely painful and we couldn't proceed with the fitting. The gynocologist firmly said ; look, i cannot do this if your gonna be in this much pain, make a appointment when I decide what I want to do. (tears) WHAT DO I DO NOW? WHAT PROCEDURE IS BEST FOR THIS? HAS ANYONE HAD THIS PROBLEM?
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