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by niknak1010
Sun Oct 23, 2011 12:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Blood Clot and Still Planning to Use Port
Replies: 13
Views: 2063

Blood Clot and Still Planning to Use Port

After canceling subtotal colectomy on 8-31 due to inflammation sticking to bladder and prostate my husband started four pre-operative rounds of FOLFOX. They placed the port on 9-5 and everything was good. On Monday he woke up with severe pain in his neck and shoulder, and his arm was twice it's norm...
by niknak1010
Mon Aug 29, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Husband Having Subtotal Colectomy on 31st..Freaking Out
Replies: 5
Views: 888

Re: Husband Having Subtotal Colectomy on 31st..Freaking Out

Thanks to everyone for their input. It does make me feel better hearing from real people who have been there instead of random, anonymous, internet links. I'm laying off Dr. Google per your instructions AND my husbands. :D
by niknak1010
Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:39 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Husband Having Subtotal Colectomy on 31st..Freaking Out
Replies: 5
Views: 888

Husband Having Subtotal Colectomy on 31st..Freaking Out

My husband is going in for a subtotal colectomy on Wed. for Lynch Syndrome. I was fine at first going off of the bits of info his surgeon had given us, then I started researching on my own and basically freaked myself out. They will be taking his entire large intestine and then hooking up his small ...
by niknak1010
Sun Aug 07, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Terminology and abbreviations
Replies: 56
Views: 223411

Re: Terminology and abbreviations

Thanks so much for this. We've been pretty lost in all of the medical lingo, this is a huge help.
by niknak1010
Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:45 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Husband dx'd with colon cancer/sarcoma/possible Lynch Synd.
Replies: 4
Views: 1386

Husband dx'd with colon cancer/sarcoma/possible Lynch Synd.

Still fairly new to all of this, working on the terminology, please forgive any mistakes. My husband is 38 and only recently diagnosed. He went in for a swollen lymph node, but after answering some questions the doctor wanted to do a colonoscopy. They found a malignant mass in his sigmoid colon, but...

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