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by del
Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Meningitis
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: Meningitis

Vent away, you have every reason to. But I'm glad to hear your husband was finally admitted and that the doctors said he is doing fine. Hope you can get those test results soon so you have some answers!
by del
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Meningitis
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: Meningitis

That sounds like downright negligence. Such a high fever and seizure alone should get him admitted for observation. Can your oncologist call the ED and advocate for him? Have you tried going to a different hospital? Is he taking anything to help bring the fever down? I would keep pushing until you a...
by del
Wed May 27, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Time
Replies: 8
Views: 805

Re: Time

I am deciding if treatment make sense. I can go anywhere in the world to die. Have you considered it? My kids are 16 and 18. They will survive. Unless I have hope for treatment, I don’t want to do it. Did you hear something about your recent scans? What did your doctors say about the enlarged lymph...
by del
Wed May 13, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colon cancer in a lymph node
Replies: 3
Views: 757

Re: Colon cancer in distant colon lymph node

I'm so sorry to hear of your recurrence, Andrea. I was diagnosed around the same time as you in 2016 and I remember your story very well and reading all of your messages. Yes, there are other things that can cause lymph nodes to enlarge, like a mild infection or illness. I had a few enlarged nodes o...
by del
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Blood in stool after resection
Replies: 6
Views: 811

Re: Blood in stool after resection

Thank you for the replies. I really appreciate it. I have a follow up appointment on april 3rd with the surgeon. The oncologist said he recomends xeloda tablet chemo "just in case" because they only retrieved 2 lymphnodes. But that it was up to me and there was really no wrong answer? The...
by del
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Results are back and scared :(
Replies: 8
Views: 1912

Re: Results are back and scared :(

So sorry to hear what you are going through. Waiting for results is terrible and I think everyone on this forum can empathise with you. Can you organise an earlier appointment if the results are already back with your family doctor? For what it's worth, even if it's a benign polyp, I think the docto...
by del
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: A freakin hernia now
Replies: 11
Views: 985

Re: A freakin hernia now

Sorry to hear that, I hope it is not painful. There are things you can do to try to avoid a hernia getting larger, like avoiding certain abdominal exercises, but unfortunately there's not really anything you can do to shrink a hernia. I had the same problem, a hernia right next to my ileostomy. When...
by del
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Quick intro -- diagnosed Friday
Replies: 147
Views: 23077

Re: Quick intro -- diagnosed Friday

Very sorry for what you are going through. It must be especially difficult knowing you have a baby on the way. You have come to the right place on this forum, and by the sounds of it you have done your research and are taking all the right steps. 20mm is not very large so hopefully it has been caugh...
by del
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reversal post-op nightmare :(
Replies: 14
Views: 1666

Re: Reversal post-op nightmare :(

So sorry to hear what your mother is going through! I had an ileus during my recovery - lots of nausea and vomiting green bile and had the NG put back in, but it passed after a few days and I was eating solids within a week. The surgery shocks your digestive system and can cause it to become tempora...
by del
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CRC hitting young people more frequently
Replies: 5
Views: 1249

Re: CRC hitting young people more frequently

CRC in young people has been increasing since well before 1994. The chance of a young person getting CRC in 1990 was already double that of 1950 (source: https://www.bowelcanceraustralia.org/never-too-young). From what I've read, scientists are unsure exactly why the incidence of CRC in young people...
by del
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colonoscopy Soon, Am I Overreacting?
Replies: 6
Views: 1128

Re: Colonoscopy Soon, Am I Overreacting?

No, you aren't overreacting. You are doing the right thing by getting a colonoscopy. Your symptoms could be caused by lots of things other than cancer, but blood and especially mucus in your stools is not normal and should always be investigated.
by del
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Adenoma Polyp at 20
Replies: 5
Views: 805

Re: Adenoma Polyp at 20

Yes, removing polyps is a preventative measure, much like removing suspicious moles to prevent skin cancer. I would push for an earlier scope though, maybe 1-2 years. If nothing is found, you can space them out further. 20 is young to have polyps, so you might have some genetic predisposition to them.
by del
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New member here - CT scan has me worried
Replies: 6
Views: 1059

Re: New member here - CT scan has me worried

Also, CT scans are weird. They seem to always show strange things going on in our bodies! Totally agree. I was quite worried after my few first scans due to some of the "incidental" findings. Radiologists are very thorough and note everything they find, even if it's irrelevant. But the mo...
by del
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New member here - CT scan has me worried
Replies: 6
Views: 1059

Re: New member here - CT scan has me worried

Generally no, a CT would not detect colon cancer, at least not in the early stages. The only way to reliably detect colon cancer is with a colonoscopy. Did the radiologist suggest any further investigation in their report? Usually they would if there was anything concerning. I have had lots of scans...

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