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by fight4life
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: J-pouch, ileorectal anastomosis or ileosigmoid anastomosis?
Replies: 8
Views: 561

Re: J-pouch, ileorectal anastomosis or ileosigmoid anastomosis?

Hi Boxhill, Thank you so much for your concern! This time my polyps are still precancerous. However, their sizes were too big for the GI doctor to remove during the colonoscopy. Considering my genetic condition (Lynch Syndrome), the surgeons recommended ieorectal anastomosis as probably the best opt...
by fight4life
Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: J-pouch, ileorectal anastomosis or ileosigmoid anastomosis?
Replies: 8
Views: 561

Re: J-pouch, ileorectal anastomosis or ileosigmoid anastomosis?

Hi Rob,
Sorry to reply you late. I have been in contact with surgeons last week. Your experience is really encouraging. I really appreciate your support!

Fight4Life
by fight4life
Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: J-pouch, ileorectal anastomosis or ileosigmoid anastomosis?
Replies: 8
Views: 561

J-pouch, ileorectal anastomosis or ileosigmoid anastomosis?

I am 58 years old male. I have Lynch Syndrome and have had two colon cancers in the past. My last colon cancer was 10 years ago and I underwent three surgeries (segmental colectomy) and two rounds of chemotherapy. I have gone the past ten years with no trouble, but recently, my doctor found two poly...
by fight4life
Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Keep hope alive
Replies: 2
Views: 550

Keep hope alive

Hi all, It has been 3 years since I was diagnosed with the colon cancer. I had 3 major surgeries and 2 rounds of chemotherapy. The last surgey in last September was the toughest one. Two surgeons worked together and removed my kidney and a big portion of my pelvic bone. I was told that I had to use ...
by fight4life
Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:48 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Failed Nausea Control
Replies: 19
Views: 2409

Failed Nausea Control

Hi, I am back on chemo again after a major surgery at the end of September (11 hours). I have not had chemo for a year and was thinking that the new chemo should match the light side effect I had before at early stage. I am totally wrong, the Folfiri knoks me down every time in my first three treame...
by fight4life
Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:26 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery or not
Replies: 16
Views: 1981

Re: Surgery or not

waw4, thank you for asking. It has been a difficult journey for me in the last two years. In addition to my fight against cancer, an unexpected tragedy happened to my family last year. As a believer, I have many unanswered questions. Fortunately I have many friends who are willing to lend their help...
by fight4life
Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:19 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery or not
Replies: 16
Views: 1981

Re: Surgery or not

I met my surgeon today. He explained the scope of the surgery and the possible complications to me. My surgery is scheduled on next Wednesday (9/29/10). I asked if there is a possibility to do a real-time biopsy during the surgery. He said that it will be difficult to do due to the big size of the c...
by fight4life
Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery or not
Replies: 16
Views: 1981

Re: Surgery or not

Thank you all for your encouragement. This is a truely loving community. I will have a MRI today and meet my surgeon tomorrow. I will let you know the outcome.

fight4life
by fight4life
Sun Sep 19, 2010 6:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery or not
Replies: 16
Views: 1981

Surgery or not

I had first surgery in December of 2008 and another major surgery in Jan. this year. Two CT scans and a biopsy finally confirmed that cancer was back (actually never has been fully cleaned). My doctor ordered a PET scan a week ago. He called me yesterday evening and told me that the PET scan showed ...
by fight4life
Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: John603 has passsed away
Replies: 92
Views: 10626

Re: John603 has passsed away

Linda, I am deeply saddened by your loss. I am not a frequent poster but I have enjoyed reading John's postings. Unfortunately some of us have to face this destination. I want to send my thoughts and prayers.

fight4life
by fight4life
Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:20 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery -> Radiation/Chemo -> Surgery?
Replies: 10
Views: 1497

Re: Surgery -> Radiation/Chemo -> Surgery?

Clarabelle, thank you for your prayers. Candy, you are my hero. My second surgery went quite well. The surgeon had planned to remove part of my hip bone in order to achieve a safety margion. Later he did not do so. I am guessing that the situation must have not been so bad as he initially anticipate...
by fight4life
Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:29 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery -> Radiation/Chemo -> Surgery?
Replies: 10
Views: 1497

Re: Surgery -> Radiation/Chemo -> Surgery?

Thank you so much for your encouragement. CheeseHead, you are right, the supplement is DCA. Terry, I am glad to get your response again after one year. I did not get chemo after my second surgery. My oncologist made the decision because I already had a year of chemo (on and off). Because of my KRAS ...
by fight4life
Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery -> Radiation/Chemo -> Surgery?
Replies: 10
Views: 1497

Re: Surgery -> Radiation/Chemo -> Surgery?

Hi all, I posted a message a year ago (please refer to my initial posting above). I did not get a lot of response due to the uniqueness of my situation. In Jan. of this year, I underwent a second surgery and the surgeon visually cleared up the tumor on my back muscle. The biopsy showed a cleaned bou...
by fight4life
Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:19 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery -> Radiation/Chemo -> Surgery?
Replies: 10
Views: 1497

Re: Surgery -> Radiation/Chemo -> Surgery?

Hi Terry, Thank you for your reply. The surgeon mentioned the need of blood transfusion during the surgery and a long period of recovery time (2 months). I will post more info when I get more. The surgeon was recommended by my oncologist. He is a different surgeon who did the operation on me origina...

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