stu wrote:Hi Jude,
Good to see you posting. You brought back a memory of my friends son who has a colostomy. Half way through a gaming session with my sons he decided to show them his bag. They gave a quick look , thanked him for sharing and continued gaming. I think it was initially too much info but it really helped them understand when he talks about managing it. I was quite proud to see them all put on tops to go swimming so he had company. They got it .
JudeD59 wrote:I just wish people would understand that every person with any kind of cancer is an individual with different issues and challenges
JudeD59 wrote:We all have different experiences. Just respect that.
teachpdx wrote:So I just got my reminder from my gastroenterology clinic telling it's time for my colonoscopy because of my COLON cancer. I didn't have colon cancer, I had RECTAL cancer. I'm tired of being lumped in as having had colon cancer when I don't have a rectum which is evidence of having had RECTAL cancer. And I don't think most colon cancer patients would agree that rectal and colon cancer are the same.
I'm almost 5 years post diagnosis and every time I get sideswiped with 'colon' cancer I still react with rage. In Europe they call it "bowel" cancer and that pretty much covers everything. Also, no one has rectal cancer they have "colorectal" cancer to save the feelings of the people they are talking to or appealing to. Just because your eyes cross when I say the word "rectal" isn't my problem. Imagine how I feel NOT having one.
Anyway I'd appreciate input from other rectal cancer patients and no diss to colon cancer patients as I had my sigmoid colon removed as well for precautionary measures.
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