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by jbelle
Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:59 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Withering away without help
Replies: 48
Views: 11555

Re: Withering away without help

I'm not saying you don't have physical ailments.

However, many of the symptoms you have described sound like severe anxiety.
by jbelle
Sat Dec 19, 2015 8:28 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Lynch syndrome -ovary issues
Replies: 3
Views: 1057

Lynch syndrome -ovary issues

Hey everyone, I know this board is colon related, but my topic is half relevant I guess! After losing my mum to bowel cancer, and my 32 yo brother having recovered from stage 3 colon cancer, we have been genetically tested and found I too have lynch syndrome. I had a colonoscopy and endoscopy last w...
by jbelle
Wed May 27, 2015 7:04 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Brothers stomach pain
Replies: 2
Views: 588

Brothers stomach pain

So, 2 years ago my 32 year old brother was diagnosed with stage 3-4 bowel cancer, and had his whole colon removed. He was very lucky in that it had not spread, only to one lymph node out of the 95 they removed. He had 6 months chemo with no side effects and has been well ever since! Today he is in c...
by jbelle
Sat Oct 04, 2014 5:53 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Our Journey Is Over
Replies: 36
Views: 6051

Re: Our Journey Is Over

I am so sorry about your wife :-( My mum's cancer was also very aggressive, 10 months from diagnosis to passing. It was like a whirlwind of hell. I hope you have love and support around you x
by jbelle
Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:49 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Genetic testing - what is involved?
Replies: 7
Views: 1194

Re: Genetic testing - what is involved?

Thanks for that! I am of the belief that it is a gift to know. Many people don't get to know and it is too late for them. If I test positive I can be proactive about testing etc. I need to know if I have lynch so I know if my kids have it or not. I think it is important to know. I didn't even think ...
by jbelle
Mon Sep 01, 2014 5:38 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Genetic testing - what is involved?
Replies: 7
Views: 1194

Genetic testing - what is involved?

Ok so I am a long time lurker and haven't made many posts. About 12 years ago I lost my mum to colon cancer, she was 46. Then last year my 32 year old brother was diagnosed with stage 3/4 and has had his whole colon removed. He has since done 6 months of chemo and is doing well. We also have bowel c...
by jbelle
Fri May 16, 2014 6:02 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colon Cancer Stage 4 after clean Colonoscopy
Replies: 19
Views: 22457

Re: Colon Cancer Stage 4 after clean Colonoscopy

I'm so sorry you are going through this, but glad the treatment seems to be working! I have regular colonoscopies (family history - mum died of bowel cancer at age 46, brother had whole bowel removed because of cancer at age 32). The doctor that did my last one warned me that a colonoscopy is not 10...
by jbelle
Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:17 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Lynch Syndrome
Replies: 5
Views: 1819

Lynch Syndrome

My mum died of bowel cancer when she was 46. My brother, who is only 33, has just had his whole colon removed because of colon cancer. I am currently on the waiting list (Australia) to have genetic counselling. We have colon cancer on both sides, what are the chances of having Lynch Syndrome if both...
by jbelle
Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:40 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: gas+++
Replies: 14
Views: 2415

Re: gas+++

As awkward as it is I reckon id try to b honest with people. lets face it, everyone farts. if someone at work said to me that they are sorry but because of bowel surgery I frequently let them slip and have no control, I wouldnt bat an eyelid. We r all adults. If anyone had a problem with it it is th...
by jbelle
Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:57 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Things People Say
Replies: 29
Views: 2969

Re: Things People Say

My brother has just had his colon and surrounding lymph nodes removed. They were in the process of being tested in pathology. A "friend" of his came and visited him in hospital and said "Yea, you if you have it in your lymph nodes you are stuffed. You will have a few months at best&qu...
by jbelle
Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:59 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 5 years......... Celebrate or not?
Replies: 21
Views: 2010

Re: 5 years......... Celebrate or not?

My mum died 10 months after being diagnosed with colon cancer, she was only 46.

So I say 5 years is wonderful, definetely celebrate! xx
by jbelle
Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Merry Christmas to me! Shrinkage!!!
Replies: 39
Views: 2896

Re: Merry Christmas to me! Shrinkage!!!

That is awesome, I am so happy for you! Gives the rest of us hope xxx Have a lovely Christmas
by jbelle
Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: First notified today that my insurance is "ending" 12/31
Replies: 40
Views: 3178

Re: First notified today that my insurance is "ending" 12/31

I will confess that I don't know much at all about the American health system, all we hear are occasional things about insurance and poor people not being able to afford care etc. I have lived in Australia most of my life, and my experience is this : If I or my children get sick, we go to a General ...
by jbelle
Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:11 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: First notified today that my insurance is "ending" 12/31
Replies: 40
Views: 3178

Re: First notified today that my insurance is "ending" 12/31

I really feel for those of you who live in America. I can't imagine having to live in fear and through insurance companies. I am in australia and we get a choice between private and public. Most go public, and we get all our hospital and medical for free. Sure it is inevitably covered by taxpayers, ...

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