All right. I found a wound/ostomy nurse who knows what she is doing. She has seen wounds like mine before. She was able to rattle off the name of a recommended colorectal surgeon (if we get to the point that I want to surgically correct the wound). Yay!
So the nurse said things look good. She suggested using a gauze called iodoform packing strips and wants me to try them for a month. Not a problem, we'll do that.
She was also very interested in my ostomy. I don't know if I gave satisfactory answers to her many questions...I don't pay a whole lot of attention to what product I'm using. I'm fortunate to have a husband who is the product expert. And I feel that the product I have is working pretty well for me. It's nice to know that there is someone knowledgeable who can help if I do have questions.
I feel a lot better about things. Dealing with this wound has been stressful. I can't imagine doing it without Eric's help.
Anyway, we'll just keep plugging along. I know that healing this thing will take time. Darn radiation. It was good for shrinking my tumor, not so good for anything else.