Hate prepping and now They found a polyp!

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Buckeye
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Hate prepping and now They found a polyp!

Postby Buckeye » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:58 pm

I am going in for my two year check up. I was diagnosed with lynch last year after having tumor removed with colon surgery. I am so bloated and the suprep is nasty. I know it is for my health, but I wish they could come up with a better way for us to get cleansed. Gotta go I feel my bowels starting to loosen! :mrgreen:
Last edited by Buckeye on Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:18 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Dx 10/20/15 stage 1 T1N0M0 1.3cmx1.1cmx1cm low grade ( well to moderately differentiated) Rectal cancer age 47
Loving Husband and father of two girls age 19 & 15 Sole income provider
CEA <0.5
CT, MRI and PET show no metastatic spread
LAR Laparoscopic TME 11/30/15 with Illo
Pathology clean no lymph node or vascular involvement. Confirmed Stage1
No chemo/rad cancer free now and forever.
Illo reversal 01/26/16

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Re: Hate prepping

Postby susie0915 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:38 pm

I did suprep for my last colonoscopy and it is nasty. Made me sick to my stomach. Better than the go lightly because not as much to drink. Next time I'll ask if I can do miralax/Gatorade mixture. Good luck with your cleanse.
58 yr old mother of 3 Dx @ 55
5/15 DX T3N0MO/ 2A
6/15 5 wks of chemo/rad
7/15 sigmoidoscopy/scar tissue left
8/15 Pet scan NED
9/15 LAR
0/24 nodes
10/15 Bowel blockage. 3 1/2 weeks in hospital,early ileo rev, c-diff inf :(
12/15 6 rds of xelox
5/16 Clear CT lung scarring/inflammation
9/16 clear colonoscopy
4/17 CT 4mm lung nod onc thinks scar tissue
monitored for autoimmune disorder/interstitial lung disease
7/17 no change lung nodule
10/17 Clear CT
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Re: Hate prepping

Postby Aqx99 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:07 pm

I had Suprep for my colonoscopy in February. It tastes like salty Dimetapp to me. The first cup of it went down better than the second, because by the second I knew what it tasted like and my mouth was desperately trying to avoid it. I chugged it, chugged the prep cup full of water, then sipped Gatorade.
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Stage IIIB Rectal Cancer
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2/21/17 CEA 0.9 ng/mL (Siemens Chemiluminescent Method)
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Re: Hate prepping

Postby TXLiz » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:11 pm

Ick! I just did the same last week...Suprep and lemonade...the worst combo ever. It was sour, salty, chemical tasting, and medicinal all at the same time. So gross.

Good luck on the prep.
Vomiting and blockage 9/19/16 46 y F
R hemi colectomy 9/20/16
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perineural invasion/lymphovascular invasion
infiltrating, mod differentiated adenocarcinoma with a mucinous component
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Baseline PET scan clear 9/16 CEA 0.5
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Re: Hate prepping

Postby Buckeye » Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:25 am

It’s 3:30 in the morning I’m tired as hell, my asshole is on fire and I’m bloated and making more noise out of my rear end than a marching band!! :shock: This sucks. Hoping for a clean colon so I can skip a couple of years . Thanks for all the luck everyone.
Dx 10/20/15 stage 1 T1N0M0 1.3cmx1.1cmx1cm low grade ( well to moderately differentiated) Rectal cancer age 47
Loving Husband and father of two girls age 19 & 15 Sole income provider
CEA <0.5
CT, MRI and PET show no metastatic spread
LAR Laparoscopic TME 11/30/15 with Illo
Pathology clean no lymph node or vascular involvement. Confirmed Stage1
No chemo/rad cancer free now and forever.
Illo reversal 01/26/16

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Re: Hate prepping

Postby susie0915 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:08 am

That prep is not fun after a rectal resection. I remember being exhausted. I work an adult diaper to the colonoscopy did not want to risk it. I remember sitting on the toilet for so long. Test will be done today, you will be cleaned out and can eat whatever. Good Luck.
58 yr old mother of 3 Dx @ 55
5/15 DX T3N0MO/ 2A
6/15 5 wks of chemo/rad
7/15 sigmoidoscopy/scar tissue left
8/15 Pet scan NED
9/15 LAR
0/24 nodes
10/15 Bowel blockage. 3 1/2 weeks in hospital,early ileo rev, c-diff inf :(
12/15 6 rds of xelox
5/16 Clear CT lung scarring/inflammation
9/16 clear colonoscopy
4/17 CT 4mm lung nod onc thinks scar tissue
monitored for autoimmune disorder/interstitial lung disease
7/17 no change lung nodule
10/17 Clear CT
11/17 CEA<.5

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Re: Hate prepping

Postby NHMike » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:11 am

I have to do the prep for surgery so I'll be joining you and I'm sure that I'll have to do many more of them in the future.
6/23/17: ER rectal bleeding; Colonoscopy+Biopsy
7/13: Stage 3B rectal cancer. T3, N1b, M0. 5.2 x 4.5 x 4.3 cm. Lymphs: 6 x 4 mm, 8 x 6 mm, 5 x 5 mm
7/31-9/8: Xeloda 3,400 mg/day+radiation
7/5: CEA 2.7; 8/16: 1.9; 9/8: 1.8. 11/30: 0.6
MSS, KRAS G12D
10/6: 2.7 x 2.2 x 1.6 cm (-90%). Lymphs: 3 x 3 mm (-62.5%), 4 x 3 mm (-75%), 5 x 3 mm (-40%). 5.1 CM from AV
10/30: Surgery: LAR, Temp Ileostomy
Path report: Tumor regression grade: 0 (complete response).

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Re: Hate prepping

Postby Buckeye » Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:23 pm

Well I am back at home and they found a 15mm poylop. They removed it and I’m waiting on biopsy. I feel sick and wAnt to cry. I had 5 small poylops last year and now this. I hate lynch and colon cancer. I am praying it comes back benign. It looks like healthy tissue and nothing like my cancerous lesion 2 years ago. This all developed in 1 year! I am so depressed right now. :cry:
Dx 10/20/15 stage 1 T1N0M0 1.3cmx1.1cmx1cm low grade ( well to moderately differentiated) Rectal cancer age 47
Loving Husband and father of two girls age 19 & 15 Sole income provider
CEA <0.5
CT, MRI and PET show no metastatic spread
LAR Laparoscopic TME 11/30/15 with Illo
Pathology clean no lymph node or vascular involvement. Confirmed Stage1
No chemo/rad cancer free now and forever.
Illo reversal 01/26/16

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Re: Hate prepping and now They found a poylop!

Postby susie0915 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:43 pm

I'm sorry. I'm going to be positive and think it's benign. Yes that lynch syndrome sucks. Sending positive vibes your way.
58 yr old mother of 3 Dx @ 55
5/15 DX T3N0MO/ 2A
6/15 5 wks of chemo/rad
7/15 sigmoidoscopy/scar tissue left
8/15 Pet scan NED
9/15 LAR
0/24 nodes
10/15 Bowel blockage. 3 1/2 weeks in hospital,early ileo rev, c-diff inf :(
12/15 6 rds of xelox
5/16 Clear CT lung scarring/inflammation
9/16 clear colonoscopy
4/17 CT 4mm lung nod onc thinks scar tissue
monitored for autoimmune disorder/interstitial lung disease
7/17 no change lung nodule
10/17 Clear CT
11/17 CEA<.5

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Re: Hate prepping and now They found a poylop!

Postby michelle c » Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:37 am

This is the reason you need to have a colonoscopy every year - to check and remove any polyps. With Lynch, polyps generally grow quicker, and so the risk for colon cancer increases, hence the need for yearly colonoscopies. It is more than likely benign. Try not to stress while waiting for your results. You could consider surgery to remove your colon. Maybe this is something you could look into. Hang in there. Sending positive vibes your way. Best wishes x
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CEA prior to surgery 4.7
3 Jun 09 LAR - Stage III 3/10 lymph nodes
6 Jul - 10 Dec 09 12 cycles FOLFIRI
Genetic testing - inconclusive for Lynch
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Re: Hate prepping and now They found a poylop!

Postby inder_muc » Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:49 am

Hope it is benign. That is the problem with lynch. My best wishes.

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Re: Hate prepping and now They found a poylop!

Postby Buckeye » Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:16 am

michelle c wrote:This is the reason you need to have a colonoscopy every year - to check and remove any polyps. With Lynch, polyps generally grow quicker, and so the risk for colon cancer increases, hence the need for yearly colonoscopies. It is more than likely benign. Try not to stress while waiting for your results. You could consider surgery to remove your colon. Maybe this is something you could look into. Hang in there. Sending positive vibes your way. Best wishes x


Thanks, I am having a colonoscopy every year. They mentioned the possibility of having a total colon removal in the future.
Dx 10/20/15 stage 1 T1N0M0 1.3cmx1.1cmx1cm low grade ( well to moderately differentiated) Rectal cancer age 47
Loving Husband and father of two girls age 19 & 15 Sole income provider
CEA <0.5
CT, MRI and PET show no metastatic spread
LAR Laparoscopic TME 11/30/15 with Illo
Pathology clean no lymph node or vascular involvement. Confirmed Stage1
No chemo/rad cancer free now and forever.
Illo reversal 01/26/16

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Re: Hate prepping and now They found a poylop!

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:37 pm

I hope you don't have to wait long for biopsy results!*hugs*
Diagnosed 10/28/14, age 36
Colon Resection 11/20/14, LAR (no illeo)
Stage 2a colon cancer, T3NOMO
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Re: Hate prepping and now They found a poylop!

Postby Buckeye » Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:17 pm

The polyp is 15mm and it grew in one year. It doesn’t look cancerous on the picture. It looks like healthy pink tissue.
Doctor and nurse don’t think it is , but want to see biopsy results. They want to do another colonoscopy in 3 months . I am not sure if a polyp can turn cancerous in 9 or 10 months? Anyone have thoughts?
Dx 10/20/15 stage 1 T1N0M0 1.3cmx1.1cmx1cm low grade ( well to moderately differentiated) Rectal cancer age 47
Loving Husband and father of two girls age 19 & 15 Sole income provider
CEA <0.5
CT, MRI and PET show no metastatic spread
LAR Laparoscopic TME 11/30/15 with Illo
Pathology clean no lymph node or vascular involvement. Confirmed Stage1
No chemo/rad cancer free now and forever.
Illo reversal 01/26/16

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Re: Hate prepping and now They found a poylop!

Postby Lee » Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:40 pm

Buckeye wrote: . . . I am not sure if a polyp can turn cancerous in 9 or 10 months? Anyone have thoughts?


I could be wrong, butt I don't think so. I know you have Lynch, thus polyps can grow faster, butt I believe it still take 2-3 yrs for a Lynch person to develop cancer from a polyp.

For the general population, about 10 yrs for a polyp to turn cancerous.

Sometime, especially those flat one, fold in the colon, not a complete clean out, some polyps do get missed. I know, not something you wanted to read.

Good luck, hopefully it is nothing serious, butt boy do I understand your fear.

Lee
rectal cancer - April 2004
46 yrs old at diagnoses
stage III C - 6/13 lymph positive
radiation - 6 weeks
surgery - August 2004/hernia repair 2014
permanent colostomy
chemo - FOLFOX
NED - 10 years and counting!


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