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by Swirdfish
Mon May 28, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stoma Reversal or Not
Replies: 23
Views: 696

Re: Stoma Reversal or Not

P.S is not sure about everyone else but after reversal I fart extremely a lot and the smell.. omg. Work colleagues aren’t too impressed sometimes when we are in a confined space as it’s diffucult sometimes to hold in. The gym I just put my ear phones in and pretend I didn’t do it. Still I’d rather n...
by Swirdfish
Mon May 28, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Feeling really sad and in need of support
Replies: 53
Views: 2284

Re: Feeling really sad and in need of support

I had x8 folfox treatments, then neuropathy in the hands and feet where starting to get severe and was annoying, however I pushed through. Im abit more then a year out now, and my hands are all but normal again, and my feet are about 80% better, but still lingering numbness especially on cold morni...
by Swirdfish
Mon May 28, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stoma Reversal or Not
Replies: 23
Views: 696

Re: Stoma Reversal or Not

My reversal was the best thing I did. I don't think I could live with a permanent stoma, but im young and love the beach. So no emptying my bag in the water anymore as emergency's and the stares. omg the stares.. The reversal is hard, and the first couple of weeks to months is very difficult, with u...
by Swirdfish
Sun May 27, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Feeling really sad and in need of support
Replies: 53
Views: 2284

Re: Feeling really sad and in need of support

I had x8 folfox treatments, then neuropathy in the hands and feet where starting to get severe and was annoying, however I pushed through. Im abit more then a year out now, and my hands are all but normal again, and my feet are about 80% better, but still lingering numbness especially on cold mornin...
by Swirdfish
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 2yrs NED
Replies: 5
Views: 754

Re: 2yrs NED

Well done... I'm approaching my first yearly scan.

How's the weather downunder.. Nice hey :)
by Swirdfish
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colonoscopy without sedation, should I?
Replies: 13
Views: 1667

Re: Colonoscopy without sedation, should I?

Get sedated and go to sleep. Nothing beats a good sleep. :lol:
by Swirdfish
Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Symptoms of local recurrence?
Replies: 5
Views: 898

Re: Symptoms of local recurrence?

Change in bowel habit.. I dont think my bowels have any sort of norm after surgery. Lol.
by Swirdfish
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Finally....some really great news!!!
Replies: 36
Views: 3295

Re: Finally....some really great news!!!

Well done... what an adventure hey. Exercise and good eating..
by Swirdfish
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Ileostomy reversal experience?
Replies: 15
Views: 1419

Re: Ileostomy reversal experience?

It's tool me a very long time to get back to a normal kind of state. I can now catch public transport. Fly on aeroplanes with the worry of if I'd have an accident. It's a long recovery process but u will get there. Anywhere up to a year. Immodium and codiene where my friends to limit my bowel functi...
by Swirdfish
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Control
Replies: 9
Views: 875

Re: Control

Immodium and Codiene.. Worked for me on planes and public transport for a good 8 hrs or so.
by Swirdfish
Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Needing some information on lymph nodes
Replies: 9
Views: 1020

Re: Needing some information on lymph nodes

If you are extra worried like I was, perhaps you can go to your local GP or doctor and have them get you a ultrasound abdominal. Perhaps this can ease your mind a little bit more?
by Swirdfish
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Freaked out.
Replies: 9
Views: 970

Re: Freaked out.

. . . lump on my left side just under the rib cage at the back. It comes and goes but it's just noticeable . . . I have/had something similar a early 2016. Felt a hardened spot, left under rib cage. Walnut size. It came and went. Not really hard, but not soft either. Had it at the front. Docs had a...
by Swirdfish
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Freaked out.
Replies: 9
Views: 970

Re: Freaked out.

. . . lump on my left side just under the rib cage at the back. It comes and goes but it's just noticeable . . . I have/had something similar a early 2016. Felt a hardened spot, left under rib cage. Walnut size. It came and went. Not really hard, but not soft either. Had it at the front. Docs had a...
by Swirdfish
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Freaked out.
Replies: 9
Views: 970

Re: Freaked out.

I feel your pain Fish, I have pain in my hip at the moment and my first thoughts are Mets. I think it’s the nature of the beast. I’d go and see your GP first and get them to have a good feel around. If it comes and goes my bet is it isn’t a met. If they do find something then they can refer you on ...
by Swirdfish
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Freaked out.
Replies: 9
Views: 970

Freaked out.

Hi everyone. Fish again. Hope your all doing well. Well my 6 monthly scan was all good. Xray of lungs and ultrasound of abdomen. My next scan isn't until march/April. That will be my yearly scan. Anyhow over the last couple of weeks I've noticed a discomfort that I think feels like a lump on my left...

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