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by LeonW
Thu May 03, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colonoscopy without sedation, should I?
Replies: 13
Views: 1543

Re: Colonoscopy without sedation, should I?

Hi Everyone Thanks for your comments. I had the scopy yesterday without sedation . Am glad that I made the decision - it was all very easy. No problems, no pain or even the slightest discomfort. Docs (over)rated my (dis)comfort level at 1 (Gloucester score 0-5; "one or two episodes of mild disc...
by LeonW
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Advice/Support
Replies: 13
Views: 1420

Re: Advice/Support

Sorry winteriscoming, for hijacking your thread. Thanks jaybel to get it back on track.
L
by LeonW
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colonoscopy without sedation, should I?
Replies: 13
Views: 1543

Colonoscopy without sedation, should I?

I need you advice . . . Hospital called to set a date for a next scopy in May. ⋅ Had my first one fully sedated @ Dx in 2012 - my dear wife witnessed the ordeal a-z :( ⋅  Went for another one in 2015 when nervous about a hardened lump around the place where colon was shortened. W...
by LeonW
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Advice/Support
Replies: 13
Views: 1420

Re: Advice/Support

Maggie Nell wrote: . . . remember what happened to Lady Di :roll:

Was Lady Di a teacher?
by LeonW
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Any Stage IV currently in NEDville? Please share any advice or tips? P
Replies: 67
Views: 8738

Re: Any Stage IV currently in NEDville? Please share any advice or tips? P

re Scan schedule, lovelife789 wrote: . . am very unsure about when do they switch you from quarterly to twice a year

I did the quarterly ones for a year (4x in 2014). Been on half-yearly ones since (6x in 2015-2016-2017) with the next one set for May and probably one in Nov 2018 (5 yr after surgery). Thereafter annual ???
by LeonW
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Weird symptoms, any suggestions?
Replies: 4
Views: 676

Re: Weird symptoms, any suggestions?

. . . had bright red blood but i was passing quite large stools then Blood in stool always sets *my* alarm bells off. And, where I happen to live fortunately, any GP would have sent you off for colonoscopy right away (fully covered for everyone). But if it is beyond your budget and correlates with ...
by LeonW
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Finally....some really great news!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 2248

Re: Finally....some really great news!!!

mpbser wrote:. . . not worried about leftover cancer that could turn into mets . . Super happy!


That's the way to do it !!
That normal life may return quickly
Congrats Leon
by LeonW
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Any Stage IV currently in NEDville? Please share any advice or tips? P
Replies: 67
Views: 8738

Re: Any Stage IV currently in NEDville? Please share any advice or tips? P

. . . I have seen quite a lot of people's signatures said they are Stage IV and currently NED. I would love to hear from you 1. Anybody who has had a recurrence (or more) but didn't need chemo? Just surgical removal of the mets? I had chemo for liver mets after the colon resect / before the liver j...
by LeonW
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Worried Wife-Please Help Me
Replies: 24
Views: 2332

Re: Worried Wife-Please Help Me

Congrats with the results so far.
by LeonW
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Liver question
Replies: 7
Views: 891

Re: Liver question

. . . Occasionally i worry that something is wrong, wherever i happen to feel something different . . . Welcome to the club! It'll take quite a while, if ever, to regain the level of trust that you were used to. My advice: take any opportunity to celebrate successes and find a single expert that yo...
by LeonW
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Liver question
Replies: 7
Views: 891

Re: Liver question

Hi Lydia

I had no symptoms whatsoever, when a some blood drops in stool set of colonoscopy.
For the rest see my signature - it all landed well.

Why do you ask? Are you worried there's something in you liver?
L
by LeonW
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Quick question about colonoscopy
Replies: 8
Views: 851

Re: Quick question about colonoscopy

zx10guy wrote:As someone who has gone through the last 2 colonoscopies awake.


Did you arrange this, or did it just happen?
I woke up during my last scopy (no fuzz - found it a learning) and have one coming up in June or so. Am thinking of being conscious again, if possible and not too uncomfortable)
by LeonW
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Possibly unnecessary open liver surgery
Replies: 54
Views: 4091

Re: Possibly unnecessary open liver surgery

. . . considering diminished liver capacity, it probably still makes sense to adjust his diet . . . No need to worry about liver capacity. Mine lost some 75% and we've seen it grow back to original size and capacity within weeks. Most of the work done within the first month. My docs said that they ...
by LeonW
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Ct scan vs colonoscopy
Replies: 7
Views: 801

Re: Ct scan vs colonoscopy

Colonoscopy vs. virtual colonoscopy (link) Where the pros and cons are discussed the linked article says: If you’re leaning toward a virtual colonoscopy so you can avoid the colon-cleansing prep, think again. Both tests require a clean colon. That means you can only have clear liquids the day befor...
by LeonW
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My dear wife's graduation from this earth life
Replies: 16
Views: 2326

Re: My dear wife's graduation from this earth life

Sorry to hear your bad news.
My condolences, Leon

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