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by Usmccolon
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I'm getting worried
Replies: 55
Views: 9813

Re: I'm getting worried

Have another appointment now with surgeon next Monday, sounds like he is going to want to do put camera in abdomen to check for scarring.
Anyone know if that means another 6 weeks out of work?
by Usmccolon
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I'm getting worried
Replies: 55
Views: 9813

Re: I'm getting worried

Update: Reached back out to surgeon and awaiting response. Basically I can minimize pay by inactivity but I can't be as inactive as I need to be without going crazy because it basically means I would have to walk slowly and sit most of day. Still getting pains mostly upper right and left abdomen. We...
by Usmccolon
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I'm getting worried
Replies: 55
Views: 9813

Re: I'm getting worried

Thank you. Update from appt today: i was told that it's possible gastritis and that when it hurts to try tums to see if it helped. If it does then I should get stomach scoped. Tums didn't help today though but I'll keep trying for this week to be sure. Also said it could be entrapped nerve at the su...
by Usmccolon
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I'm getting worried
Replies: 55
Views: 9813

Re: I'm getting worried

Had CT Last Monday. It didn't see anything that would be causing my issues. Surgeon told me to use ice and heat on painful areas and to reach out in 2 weeks if was still having issues. I sent message saying I was still having issues and I see him Tuesday for him to personally check things out. I'll ...
by Usmccolon
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I'm getting worried
Replies: 55
Views: 9813

Re: I'm getting worried

Thanks everyone. I've been taking it easy this weekend and little things hurt so I'm pretty sure it is an adhesion. I had the ripping and tearing pains month or so ago intermittently. The more I pay attention it seems like yes being really active makes it worse but even if I'm taking it easy simple ...
by Usmccolon
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I'm getting worried
Replies: 55
Views: 9813

Re: I'm getting worried

I went to appointment today and saw a PA. She said she talked about my case with my surgeon. She didn't feel any bulges from the laprascopic site and I haven't either. I use the VA for healthcare and let me just say this community Care practice I've been seeing is amazing. They actually listen to me...
by Usmccolon
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I'm getting worried
Replies: 55
Views: 9813

Re: I'm getting worried

Going back to surgeons office today. Pain has been getting pretty bad and frequent around my upper left incision site. Doesn't look infected or anything but this last week it's really ramped up from hurting when I walk too fast at work to hurting a lot of the time even with rest. Sleep is getting di...
by Usmccolon
Sat May 02, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Post sigmoidectomy pain
Replies: 9
Views: 2076

Re: Post sigmoidectomy pain

I saw lab work and WBC was a little elevated and no one seemed concerned. Surgeon told me that as long as caliber of stool was good and no other issues to wait a few weeks. If problem persisted to let him know and he would order a CT. The diverticulitis type pain has gone away which is good. Tomorro...
by Usmccolon
Fri May 01, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Diverticulitis?
Replies: 5
Views: 1367

Re: Diverticulitis?

How did this turn out for you? Diverticulosis are the pouches and don't cause pain. When those pouches get infected then you get diverticulitis which is painful. Diverticulitis is no joke. First time I had it was the worst. Went to VA ER when things were getting better and they didn't want to do CT ...
by Usmccolon
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Post sigmoidectomy pain
Replies: 9
Views: 2076

Re: Post sigmoidectomy pain

Don't have results yet but Primary is checking for urinary tract infection which I don't think I have. Talked with surgeon today. He said the intermittent incision pain is likely just nerves rebuilding and should be fine. I also told him that yesterday I had some blood streaked in stool which surpri...
by Usmccolon
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Post sigmoidectomy pain
Replies: 9
Views: 2076

Re: Post sigmoidectomy pain

Hell YEAH mention it ! you have a problem and the DOCS need to get you some info and relief ! Could be healing / scarring / adhesions etc. etc .etc. BUTT if they don't even get involved ... you are still in pain. You can read my bio here and one thing I have always said : " sometimes pain is i...
by Usmccolon
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Post sigmoidectomy pain
Replies: 9
Views: 2076

Post sigmoidectomy pain

February 25th I had my gallbladder removed lapriscopically and part of sigmoid colon removed via robot. I was in hospital an extra day or 2 because of pain and bowels taking while to wake up. About 2 weeks after surgery I felt great and wasn't even taking Tylenol. For last couple weeks though I've b...
by Usmccolon
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I am very worried. Help!
Replies: 2
Views: 855

Re: I am very worried. Help!

I am a 20 year old male. I've experienced blood in stools whenever I'm constipated. Today was different because I had this weird poop and I'm too shy to discuss this to my family. It was my first time having dark and fluid-ish poop. From what I've recalled, I only ate pasta and dumplings, and drank...
by Usmccolon
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Making bowel movements easier after sigmoidectomy
Replies: 1
Views: 560

Making bowel movements easier after sigmoidectomy

Don't know if this has been done and I hope it can be a resource for someone in the future. What tips do you have for bowel movements or even passing gas right after surgery? For me I had a lot of trouble with everything waking up in a timely manner. Things are finally starting to go better. Not sur...
by Usmccolon
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I'm getting worried
Replies: 55
Views: 9813

Re: I'm getting worried

Got an email notification today for new documents in my health care file with colon surgeon. Pulled it up and it was pathology reports. Everything came back negative and I'm definitely relieved. I've been asking the nurses all day what's holding up my discharge and if sounds like I needed to fart ag...

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