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by Utwo
Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surviving Cancer: A Story of Hope
Replies: 13
Views: 3946

Re: Surviving Cancer: A Story of Hope

The book I wrote last year about my personal journey through diagnosis, surgery and chemo is now up for sale on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Surviving-Cancer-T-E-Bradford-ebook/dp/B01N6X0ERO/ --Tracy aka T.E. Bradford It looks like everybody is writing a book. My friend has also described her end...
by Utwo
Thu Jan 28, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Non cancer issues on scan
Replies: 8
Views: 1796

Re: Non cancer issues on scan

I keep my umbilical hernia "as is" in case they need to do another surgery.
I am not sure how many times they can reuse the same belly button for laparoscopic port.

My hernia doesn't hurt so far.
by Utwo
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1737
Views: 442668

Re: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017

NHMike wrote:I made well over a year's salary in trading profits in these three weeks.
What I found is that my trading and investing is a lot better when I have more time to focus on it.
NHMike, do you mind sharing what you did in August?
I also have more spare time since September 1st. :(
by Utwo
Sun May 03, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hernia questions
Replies: 11
Views: 2045

Re: Hernia questions - exercise and a hernia belt?

A few month ago I noticed a (small?) umbilical hernia. I do not want to fix it right away because it doesn't bother me, and at the same time I do not want to exacerbate this situation. A few people already mentioned in this thread that small umbilical hernia has not stopped them from participating i...
by Utwo
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Great book - Denali
Replies: 3
Views: 762

Re: Great book - Denali

Denali is a name of a dog.
by Utwo
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery tomorrow! Need positive vibes
Replies: 32
Views: 5652

Re: Surgery tomorrow! Need positive vibes

My ct scan did show a mass on my right adrenal gland which they are calling an incidental finding at this time cause it doesn’t seem to be associated with the Cancer, so one worry now shifts to another. Was this the only other CT scan finding? Most likely it's not that bad. Most people have a lot o...
by Utwo
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: HELP! Post surgery pain
Replies: 10
Views: 1181

Re: HELP! Post surgery pain

In my case intermittent pain and intermittent fever were signs of a leak and an infection.
by Utwo
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Huge High Grade Dysplasia Polyp
Replies: 9
Views: 2033

Re: Huge High Grade Dysplasia Polyp

he found a HUGE polyp that he couldn't get with the colonoscopy cause it was the flat type. Yeap. Been there. During first colonoscopy my flat a.k.a. sessile polyp was not removed due to lack of skills and/or equipment. However it was removed during second colonoscopy by another doctor. Modern tech...
by Utwo
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery tomorrow! Need positive vibes
Replies: 32
Views: 5652

Re: Surgery tomorrow! Need positive vibes

Was it an open or a laparoscopic surgery?
When do they expect a histology report?
by Utwo
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New member - scared & looking for tips
Replies: 35
Views: 4154

Re: New member - scared & looking for tips

Any tips on prepping for surgery? First you need to determine a type of a surgery. Most common types are: 1) Colonoscopic surgery 2) Laparoscopic surgery 3) Open surgery How long were you recovering? Or out of work if you worked? Recovery depends on a type of a surgery. 1) Colonoscopic surgery - ha...
by Utwo
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Two days prep
Replies: 12
Views: 2215

Re: Two days prep

As far as I remember Miralax + Gatorade won "Tasters Choice" award on this forum.
At the same time, according to my calculations, it's inferior from physiological/osmosity point of view to classic GoLitely etc. PEG 3350 based preps.
by Utwo
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Removal of Benign Mass in Colon
Replies: 16
Views: 3036

Re: Removal of Benign Mass in Colon

Thanks for your thoughts. I'm now a little more worried. I have my appointment already, I hope and pray he can do this with no complications. Any other suggestions? I was told that statistically speaking a chance of perforation is rather small. In an ideal world we should be able to choose a hospit...
by Utwo
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Removal of Benign Mass in Colon
Replies: 16
Views: 3036

Re: Removal of Benign Mass in Colon

The other question I have is what happens if there is a perforation of my colon during the procedure? Can they try to fix it during the colonoscopy, or would I need to be sent directly to a hospital? In my case this procedure was done in a major hospital. In a worst case scenario they would have sw...
by Utwo
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Removal of Benign Mass in Colon
Replies: 16
Views: 3036

Re: Removal of Benign Mass in Colon

ffl0203t8 , after colonoscopic removal of my cecum polyp, I was back to office the next day. As a result of subsequent "prophylactic" laparoscopic right hemicolectomy I lost about half of my blood, got a leak and an infection. I was back to office in a little bit more than four weeks. If ...

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