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Colorectal Cancer- Intro and Support

Re: Colorectal Cancer- Intro and Support

Posted by Cynthia Mac on Sep 17, 2020 9:19 am

khein99‍ , Have you talked to your doctors about your concerns about the nerves in your tailbone? 

I had many surgeries in that area when I was a teen, the last of which left some long-term numbness. I’m not sure those nerves ever reconnected, but to be honest, I’m also unsure whether there was any need for that to happen. If I can inject some humour here, I’m not too concerned about the amount dexterity I need in that area!

Definitely, though, talk to your medical team. My surgeon (the last one, who finally fixed the problem for good), told me up front that there could be some nerve damage.
“When the root is deep, there is no reason to fear the wind.” - Japanese saying