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by Leeloo
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Questionable submucosal cecal mass
Replies: 12
Views: 226

Re: Questionable submucosal cecal mass

They found my mass during an op for “woman’s troubles”, I didn’t know it was there. The surgeons gave me a right hemicholectomy as well. Thankfully! When they took it out they could not tell what it was, I had a bit of a wait for the pathology results. Stage 2 cancer with a T4 tumour, one that was r...
by Leeloo
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colonoscopy without sedation, should I?
Replies: 13
Views: 1650

Re: Colonoscopy without sedation, should I?

Hi Leon, I’ve had a colonoscopy 4 times now. Three times with sedation and once without. I chose not to have sedation as I wanted to be able to drive and work the next day. My surgeon was not happy, the nurses had to state very firmly that I did not want sedation. The nurses in pre-op said this doc ...
by Leeloo
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CEA Numbers creeping up
Replies: 8
Views: 837

Re: CEA Numbers creeping up

Hi AE It’s a worry to have numbers creeping up, the good news is they are still under 10 and the rise was after missing a chemo, so here’s hoping it’s much the same or down again when you get it done next. January is flying by, so it’s now less than a month to your PET scan. Are you planning a trip ...
by Leeloo
Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage IIA: Chemo or not?
Replies: 29
Views: 2168

Re: Stage IIA: Chemo or not?

Hi B, I took part in the Scott trial comparing 3 months chemo with 6, as a stage IIa. I’m now 4 years cancer free. However everyone’s experience is personal, there is no right or wrong, only the decision you choose to live with! Here are the published results. The trial did include the combination o...
by Leeloo
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I believe my doctors are doing a terrible job.
Replies: 10
Views: 1587

Re: I believe my doctors are doing a terrible job.

Hi There, Blood is often a worry. The good news is that bright red blood is not usually the kind that means cancer. It is much more likely that you are bursting a tiny blood vessel when you are pushing to poop. It sounds as though your poop might be too hard, as you have to push to get it out. Poop ...
by Leeloo
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: oxaliplatin side effects - 9 years after treatment
Replies: 31
Views: 2768

Re: oxaliplatin side effects - 9 years after treatment

Hi Everyone, Was your op on the right side,near your appendix? If it was it would be worth asking for your B12 level to be measured. My doc tested my levels and was surprised they were low as I did not have the other markers for pernicious anaemia. I learnt on this forum that if the bit of your bowe...
by Leeloo
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My Dad
Replies: 6
Views: 778

Re: My Dad

Dear Lemondrop, This sounds like an awful rollercoaster ride for you, your Dad and your sister. As the hospital want to release him there is not a lot of time to think things over, so let's start with the very last and most important worry first. You are so worried about your Dad, and you want to kn...
by Leeloo
Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I'm in angry mode, is there help for me?
Replies: 13
Views: 2671

Re: I'm in angry mode, is there help for me?

Hi Peranadar, Us folk with the right sided tumours have a hard time being diagnosed, typically right sided tumours get found later than left sided. I had ultrasound, with the same type of report, not able to evaluate fully, so was sent for another, then had an op where they found cancer. I was never...
by Leeloo
Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Bad news yesterday
Replies: 140
Views: 11298

Re: Bad news yesterday

Swinging chickens for you. Hope you are still feeling better on this latest one.

Leeloo
by Leeloo
Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Tiredness / neuropathy - wish I had known this sooner...
Replies: 1
Views: 474

Tiredness / neuropathy - wish I had known this sooner...

What is the one thing that has helped you that you wish you'd known sooner? Here is mine... I wish someone had told me sooner that having part of my right bowel removed, combined with avoiding red meat could result in extreme tiredness and neuropathy. I put the loss of energy, constant tiredness and...
by Leeloo
Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New Colon Cancer Staging?
Replies: 11
Views: 1420

Re: New Colon Cancer Staging?

Hi Bondgirl11,
Here is a link to the cancer staging website. Hope it helps you in your quest for information.

https://cancerstaging.org/references-to ... nSmall.pdf

Leeloo
by Leeloo
Sun Apr 17, 2016 4:49 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colonoscopy for relative
Replies: 2
Views: 473

Re: Colonoscopy for relative

Hi Nik, I'm not sure as advice may be different depending on age and type of cancer. Does this article help? Advice seems to be to get people to discuss it with their own doctor... Leeloo http://www.cancer.org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/moreinformation/colonandrectumcancerearlydetection/colorectal-...
by Leeloo
Wed Sep 02, 2015 4:07 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Dang! Landed in e.r. With bowel obstruction
Replies: 36
Views: 2641

Re: Dang! Landed in e.r. With bowel obstruction

Hi Rob
Lots of chicks swaying in the wind here wishing you a speedy recovery.
Leeloo
by Leeloo
Wed Sep 02, 2015 4:04 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Sorry guys
Replies: 19
Views: 1134

Re: Sorry guys

Hi Ritz,
No apologies needed, when you have a bad day there isn't much we can say. So I'm sending you swinging chickens and (((hugs))). Hope tomorrow is a bit better.
Leeloo
by Leeloo
Wed Sep 02, 2015 3:32 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Getting used by a doctor
Replies: 20
Views: 2025

Re: Getting used by a doctor

Dear Trajan 89, I'm very sorry you have had and are still having such a rough time. I don't have any knowledge of your condition so can't be of much help. It sounds like you now need professionals in your life who can help you to deal with your depression and find a way to live your life again. Plea...

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