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by SteveNZ
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery tomorrow..
Replies: 6
Views: 495

Re: Surgery tomorrow..

Hi Kirsty, I can see how rotten it must be for you all. :( I am pretty young (well I think 57 is still young) and am not in such a situation. What I can share is that with my 'bag' (which is permanent) for quite a while, months, I needed help to change the bag. Primarily as I had extreme 'wobbles-sh...
by SteveNZ
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T but I completed my half marathon!
Replies: 20
Views: 913

Re: O/T but I completed my half marathon!

wow..!! :D :D :D
You are amazing.
So glad to here you are out there really getting stuck into life!
by SteveNZ
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Coping at work while on rectal cancer treatments
Replies: 10
Views: 863

Re: Coping at work while on rectal cancer treatments

For myself I just couldn't even go back to the job I had. Was a 'maintenance person' at McDonalds. I cannot bend or even stand/well especially for longish periods. Handling 'boiling hot oils', handling deliveries and balancing around cook areas is just too dangerous. And embarrassingly slow. I am su...
by SteveNZ
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery Tomorrow - 27th New Zealand Time
Replies: 55
Views: 16545

Re: Surgery Tomorrow - 27th New Zealand Time

Sorry for not sharing for a bit.
2018 was not a good year for my vintage..

GREAT NEWS-Am home, cancer free and have a job interview tomorrow. :D :D :D :D
by SteveNZ
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Coming out of the Tunnel of Hospitalisation
Replies: 5
Views: 524

Coming out of the Tunnel of Hospitalisation

Hi folk I have not shared for ages. The whole thing gets pretty depressing at times... :( :( GREAT NEWS - Am home with no sign of any cancer and off to a job interview tomorrow. In August last year had an 'AP resection' and from there on it was hell.... (Sorry but it was.... still the drugs helped m...
by SteveNZ
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery Tomorrow - 27th New Zealand Time
Replies: 55
Views: 16545

Re: Surgery Tomorrow - 27th New Zealand Time

Happy to hear that things turned for the better. That sounded like quite the ordeal. It was the pits. High all the time, and high Temps plus tubes up my nose. Sadly I could not handle the ng tube well gagging/choking continually. They numbed my throat a bit in the end. The good news is there is no ...
by SteveNZ
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery Tomorrow - 27th New Zealand Time
Replies: 55
Views: 16545

Re: Surgery Tomorrow - 27th New Zealand Time

Sorry for not being around, I have been high on oxy contime and in awful, awful pain. UPDATE- Things were pretty awful for a while. My system refused to work and the scan showed a fluid build up so had a drain in my side. Everything had to be fed into me by IV. Finally most pain has gone and today s...
by SteveNZ
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery Tomorrow - 27th New Zealand Time
Replies: 55
Views: 16545

Re: Surgery Tomorrow - 27th New Zealand Time

NEW SURGERY- Today 21st
Intestines refuse to work. Pretty painful.
Surgeon pretty sure scar tissue causing issues. Lapraotomy to check things out.
Feeling a bit down :(
by SteveNZ
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery Tomorrow - 27th New Zealand Time
Replies: 55
Views: 16545

Re: Surgery Tomorrow - 27th New Zealand Time

It was nice to hear from you. I'm sorry to hear that you are having such a tough recovery, however. In case you're interested, here are some nice photos of New Zealand North Island, and New Zealand South Island for your review. Do you recognize any of these places? http://praisephotography.com/phot...
by SteveNZ
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery Tomorrow - 27th New Zealand Time
Replies: 55
Views: 16545

Re: Surgery Tomorrow - 27th New Zealand Time

Thank you for the update. I was in ICU for 3 days (they had a/c there) before they moved me to a regular unairconditioned room. Yes, walking was key and trying to sit on a chair in 1/2 hour increments. About 5 days later I had tons of fecal matter come out down my legs. What a mess. They told me th...
by SteveNZ
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery Tomorrow - 27th New Zealand Time
Replies: 55
Views: 16545

Re: Surgery Tomorrow - 27th New Zealand Time

Thank you for your replies. UPDATE- At day 18 after op bowel was still not working. :( Very painful and I look like I am having twins. X-ray showed swoolen areas and blockages. Pretty sure it is the irradiated intestines playing up. Being fed by IV. Day 19 bowel finally started slowly and with much ...
by SteveNZ
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery Tomorrow - 27th New Zealand Time
Replies: 55
Views: 16545

Re: Surgery Tomorrow - 27th New Zealand Time

Update.
Colon refuses to start up. :( :(
Have to be fed and all else (medication) interveniously so not a happy chapel.
The nasal gastric tube is the pits.
by SteveNZ
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery Tomorrow - 27th New Zealand Time
Replies: 55
Views: 16545

Re: Surgery Tomorrow - 27th New Zealand Time

Hello, this is Susie, Steve's wife. He wanted me to let you know how the surgery went and how he is feeling now. The surgery was 4 hours and he was in recovery over 3 hours. The doctor did a lot of work on him, he now has a stoma. Visually, the doctor does not think there is any more cancer in any c...
by SteveNZ
Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery Tomorrow - 27th New Zealand Time
Replies: 55
Views: 16545

Surgery Tomorrow - 27th New Zealand Time

Although the radiation removed the tumour, due to other factors (swollen tissue, inflamed polyps forming around area and swollen lymph nodes) my surgeon recommended we do not 'wait and see'. In this case the risk is just too high that cancer cells are in surrounding tissue. I do trust they guy and t...
by SteveNZ
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: **SEMI Great News - Things Looking Good
Replies: 16
Views: 4787

Re: **SEMI Great News - Things Looking Good

SteveNZ -- I think it would probably be a good idea to set up a meeting to discuss the exact nature of your operation with your assigned surgeon. No doubt you would want to make sure that the surgery will be the best type of surgery for your situation. ........................ Thank you for that. W...

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