O/T For a laugh: Moth Radio Hour

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O/T For a laugh: Moth Radio Hour

Postby chrisca » Thu Mar 31, 2016 1:50 am

This guy's story is about a twisted sigmoid colon and the resulting surgery and complications. He makes it funny, and what he goes through is just about the same as colorectal cancer surgery.

http://themoth.org/posts/stories/an-unexpected-twist
Male, false negative colonoscopy age 48
DX: 12/2010 rectal cancer age 51
Stage T3N0M0 2 cm from anal verge
neoadjuvant rad/chemo Xeloda
Rectal resection (open surgery) straight anastomosis
Xeloda round 2
ileostomy reversal 11/2011
Successful adhesion X-lap 8/2013
Ongoing LAR syndrome but NED 7 years

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