We are not 100% convinced on this as the toxic allopathic therapies can and do cause secondary cancers. Our plan after surgery is a strict diet and a regimen of vitamins, minerals, and supplements to create a densely woven safety net that does not allow cancer to initiate or progress.
The idea of the kit is to get used to fitting the bag and looking after it during emptying and/or changing. The red piece in the picture is meant to imitate the stoma and sticks on you to try fitting the bag. They even supply a little pack of powder, that when placed in the bag with some water, provides one with the sensation of a filled bag. Wearing the bag for 24 hours offers one a good idea of what one might want to change about your daily lifestyle. I have decided to wear tracksuit jogging pants with an elastic waist which will be easier than jeans and belt.
If you want to see the piece of body art I am having created use this LINK. If you really are interested in how my daily routine is going to change over the next few months then have a look on U-Tube for some "changing an Ileostomy stoma bag videos." I have no problem with it all but think it best not to provide links.
So Monday starts five days of Radiotherapy with the surgery taking place on the 16th and all being well the stoma reversal operation will take place in about 3 months.
Jaq and I know a wonderful person stateside who has a permanent stoma bag and has settled in and got on with life. You know who you are and now we have something else in common in addition to knowing and loving Jaq.
A. in the picture on the right is where Mr. C is hiding and will be cut out.
B. is where the stoma will be joined to the small bowel temporarily until the colon heals.