GI appointment Wednesday

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GI appointment Wednesday

Postby HeidiB » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:19 pm

Hello to all of you heros! I have been here all day reading your stories. Wow is all I can say. I stand before all of you humbled by your bravery. So here goes my story. For three weeks I have had minor bloating, lots of tummy noises, abdominal,pain that comes and goes in all sections of my abdomin, weight loss, lots of gas, fat and skinny stools all in the same bm, no visible blood in stool (I think my eyes were playing trick on me once), loss of appetite (but when I do eat, I can eat a whole meal) anxiety and depression. My ab pains are worse for a little whil after a complete bm (don’t think I’m Constipated) I’m not sure which of these symptoms are cause by nervous and which ones are not. Dr google told me I was a goner. Negative Ct scan with and without contrast, blood count normal.....going see the gi doctor Wednesday. I haven slept in 3 weeks. I just needed to get this off my chest. My family has an excuse for all of my symptoms and brush them off so I don’t talk about it to anyone. My mom who is a np doesn’t seemed concerned in the least. Thanks for listening. Prayers to you all.

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Re: GI appointment Wednesday

Postby Pemba » Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:07 pm

Hi :D

I Hope its just your anxiety and depression that play tricks with your stomach. Anxiety can be a real bitc*** and mess up your system, the same can be said with lack of sleep and depression. Its great getting this checked out, and I hope they find nothing wrong with you, so you can hopefully relax a bit. And if its nothing and your mental state still causes problems for your health, then it is no shame to talk to a professional about it.

Lots of hugs.
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Re: GI appointment Wednesday

Postby HeidiB » Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:10 pm

Thank you, good luck to you!

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Re: GI appointment Wednesday

Postby Lee » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:20 pm

Does Crohn's Disease or IBS run in your family. Your symptoms could be cause by many things, cancer is just one possibility. Butt I don't think you have cancer especially since a CAT scan came back normal.

How old are you? Does colon cancer run in your family?

Try to avoid Dr. Google. A lot of information is wrong, or out of date. Hang around if you must do research.

Try not to worry, probably best to get it checked out.

good luck,

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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Re: GI appointment Wednesday

Postby HeidiB » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:06 am

I just made 42 and no colon cancer does not run in my family. Thanks for talking to me.

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Re: GI appointment Wednesday

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:39 am

I hope your GI appointment goes well and that you get answers soon!*hugs*
Diagnosed 10/28/14, age 36
Colon Resection 11/20/14, LAR (no illeo)
Stage 2a colon cancer, T3NOMO
Lymph-vascular invasion undetermined
0/22 lymph nodes
No chemo, no radiation
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Re: GI appointment Wednesday

Postby HeidiB » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:01 pm

Well I’ve been putting it off but I decided to have a colonoscopy.It’s scheduled for March 8. My question is if they do find something it shouldn’t be too bad considering that my CT scan was normal or month ago right?Right now I have so many sensations going on in my body. Pain in the right and left side of my abdomen, burning sensation in my back and neck. Is it all in my head? I just want to escape out of my body for one day.

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Re: GI appointment Wednesday

Postby NHMike » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:50 pm

I think that there are several other things besides cancer, especially if scans are clear.

The worry can really get to you though. My sister has had major problems for about ten years and the doctors haven't been able to figure out what the problem(s) are though she's been through a ton of tests.
6/23/17: ER rectal bleeding; Colonoscopy
7/13: Stage 3B rectal. T3N1bM0. 5.2 x 4.5 x 4.3 cm. Lymphs: 6 x 4 mm, 8 x 6, 5 x 5
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; 12/20 1.4; 1/10 1.8; 1/31 2.2; 2/28 2.6; 4/10 2.8
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 (-75%), 5 x 3 (-40%). 5.1 CM from AV
10/30: LAR, Temp Ileostomy, Path Complete Response
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Re: GI appointment Wednesday

Postby HeidiB » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:59 pm

Thank you. I’ll know in a month for sure. Prayers for everybody. I don’t know how you all do it.

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Re: GI appointment Wednesday

Postby Shana » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:32 pm

HeidiB wrote:Thank you. I’ll know in a month for sure. Prayers for everybody. I don’t know how you all do it.


I hope you get an all clear on your test next month. You're smart to get checked just in case!

Thank you for the well wishes!
DX - 12/16
MSS - KRAS wild
Well-differentiated adenocarcinoma at splenic flexure
Stage IV CC with liver mets
5FU - Failed twice - 1/17 and 3/17
Irinotecan + Cetuximab: 8/17
CEA 12/17 - 38.7! 1/18 - 33! 2/18-36.5 3/18-39.8 4/18- 54 (ugh)
CT-Scan 9/17, 12/17, 3/18 Shrinkage of liver mets continues, no blockage
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Re: GI appointment Wednesday

Postby HeidiB » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:55 pm

Thank you!

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Colonoscopy prep

Postby O Stoma Mia » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:54 am

HeidiB wrote:Well I’ve been putting it off but I decided to have a colonoscopy.It’s scheduled for March 8...

O Stoma Mia wrote:For your up-coming colonoscopy, here are some sources you can read in preparation. The most important point is to follow the prep instructions carefully in order to insure a "squeaky clean" colon that will allow the doctor to see all of the details clearly. If your problem is indeed in the rectum or colon, the doctor will be able to see what it is and take pictures of the affected area.

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Sample colonoscopy prep instructions
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There are several options for prep solution, some of which are easier to handle than others. You can ask your doctor to prescribe one of the less distasteful ones

Colonoscopy Prep Solutions
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Re: GI appointment Wednesday

Postby HeidiB » Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:05 am

Thank you!

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Re: GI appointment Wednesday

Postby Caat55 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:15 pm

Consider the suprep for colonoscopy. Much less awful stuff to drink, drink it very good.
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Re: GI appointment Wednesday

Postby HeidiB » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:41 pm

Just went pick that up. :)


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