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by Thetoad
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Four years.
Replies: 8
Views: 425

Four years.

Just a quick post. Four years today since surgery. Feeling hopeful. No bad results so far from any surveillance procedures. Waiting for 4 year colonoscopy, due last month but probably now January. Oh well... Love to all.
by Thetoad
Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CEA and silly request but..........
Replies: 9
Views: 437

Re: CEA and silly request but..........

CEA tests are scary obviously but I'm 99.999999% sure you'll be fine. I've never seen or read about a recurrence 5+ years after NED (or maybe 1 in about 20-30 million has had a recurrence) and I've skimmed through all 700+ pages of topics on this message board. LOL Also pretty much all doctors labe...
by Thetoad
Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CEA and silly request but..........
Replies: 9
Views: 437

Re: CEA and silly request but..........

CEA tests are scary obviously but I'm 99.999999% sure you'll be fine. I've never seen or read about a recurrence 5+ years after NED (or maybe 1 in about 20-30 million has had a recurrence) and I've skimmed through all 700+ pages of topics on this message board. LOL Also pretty much all doctors labe...
by Thetoad
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Likelihood of Colon Cancer Recurrence
Replies: 13
Views: 2666

Re: Likelihood of Colon Cancer Recurrence

I typed in 'recurrence statistics for colon cancer after two years' and found a few articles. Some do mention two years and 'the chances reduce dramatically after two years' etc. But I'm trying to avoid looking things up as I've found it a bit unsettling at times! I will be at two years and five mo...
by Thetoad
Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 4(ish) year colonoscopy results
Replies: 10
Views: 525

Re: 4(ish) year colonoscopy results

Hi there. I've had 3 CT scans, but the first was to have a look before surgery and the second the day after to check. They saw two pockets of infection in the latter which were cleared up with antibiotics. The third was a surveillance one 1 1/2 years after surgery. My first colonoscopy was a year af...
by Thetoad
Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I believe my doctors are doing a terrible job.
Replies: 7
Views: 733

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

A colonoscopy will hopefully put your mind at rest. The prep and procedure may sometimes be unpleasant, but it's worth it. And yes, keep away from Dr. Google! :)
by Thetoad
Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 4(ish) year colonoscopy results
Replies: 10
Views: 525

Re: 4(ish) year colonoscopy result

Good to read you are ok. Stressful time when the scans etc. are due. As you know, I'm about the same time frame as you. I'm 4 years on 13 Nov and the colonoscopy was planned for October, but may not be until January. No CT scans were planned. Good luck with everything and give your dog a pat from Du...
by Thetoad
Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: GOOD NEWS ON BEANSMAMA
Replies: 108
Views: 7202

Re: GOOD NEWS ON BEANSMAMA

Sooooooo good to read great news! :D
by Thetoad
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NED 5 years today - Stage 2C Rectal
Replies: 17
Views: 605

Re: NED 5 years today - Stage 2C Rectal

Great to reach the 5 years! I'm up to 4 next month and as someone wrote, I don't want age more quickly, but wish the next 13 months will rush by. Keep myself busy I suppose. I'm due the next colonoscopy now, but they say it might be January. No problems with anything so far, but I'll be relieved whe...
by Thetoad
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Bowel discomfort
Replies: 3
Views: 401

Re: Bowel discomfort

Thanks both. Yes, it looks like I have to do some trial and error with my diet, at least until I see the elusive dietician! Yesterday was quite uncomfortable, but a butter chicken pie for breakfast probably didn't help. (I treat myself every 3 weeks after a routine appt with the Practice nurse. It's...
by Thetoad
Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Bowel discomfort
Replies: 3
Views: 401

Bowel discomfort

Hi. I had an extended right hemicolectomy almost four years ago and my gallbladder was removed about five months ago. My bowel movements are usually ok first thing then much looser an hour or two later. Which is normal for me I'm told! But I've noticed a sort of griping discomfort during the day and...
by Thetoad
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Twilight sleep or Propofol, for Colonoscopy?
Replies: 24
Views: 5126

Re: Twilight sleep or Propoful for Colonoscopy?

Mine was fine and I think I talked non stop throughout. BUT, (no pun intended,) my first and only one so far was a year after an extended rt hemicolectomy so the bowel was much shorter. The tumour was initially found with a CT scan. I'm a male and apparently the bowel is different from a female's. D...
by Thetoad
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Will my BM's ever return to normal?
Replies: 11
Views: 1537

Re: Will my BM's ever return to normal?

Thanks again for the replies. Food for thought, so to speak. Thinking of the Konsyl D, I have always been confused by the fact that it can cause constipation and also diarrhoea! My theory now is that if too much water is absorbed, the stools will become hard to pass. If any water is left, the result...
by Thetoad
Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Will my BM's ever return to normal?
Replies: 11
Views: 1537

Re: Will my BM's ever return to normal?

Thanks Beckster and Utwo. As far as I can tell, he is a colorectal surgeon and is described as a senior lecturer. To me, he looks quite young, but may be 40 something. As far as my diet goes, you may be right Utwo. The Konsyl D was advised by my colorectal nurse and the amount has varied from one to...

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