Colonoscopy Tomorrow - Anxious

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Colonoscopy Tomorrow - Anxious

Postby Serottab1kr » Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:05 am

I know its a story repeated on this forum too many times. Week or so of blood, dr’s appt, surgeon’s appt, and then urgent scheduled colonoscopy. I’m 54 and my dad died from colon cancer and my mom lung cancer. Anxious, anxious, anxious.

For the last week, I’ve been reading and rereading the posts on this forum. Thank you all for posting, caring, providing insight, sharing stories, your time etc. It’s given me comfort.

As a side note, prepokik was much more tolerable for me than moveprep. In days before, white bread and white rice with a lot of fluids was helpful. Tucks are good too.

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Re: Colonoscopy Tomorrow - Anxious

Postby Punky44 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:33 pm

Praying for a good outcome for you!
Caregiver to my amazing mom (68)
10/1/18 DX with rectal cancer; CEA 17 at diagnosis
MRI/CT/PET puts staging at T3N2M0
Total neoadjuvant therapy:
8 rounds Folfox 11/5/18 - 2/11/19
Short course radiation 3/14/19 - 3/20/19
Robotically assisted laparoscopic LAR 3/21/19
Pathology report says yT2N0M0 with 0/38 nodes
CEA 4/23: 2.1

Me: 34, first colonoscopy 11/16/18—normal! Come back in 5 years.

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Re: Colonoscopy Tomorrow - Anxious

Postby Koreysue » Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:24 pm

I know that anxiety too well. There is lots of support on here you do end up needing it. Hoping you don’t need to join this club. I am waiting on blood test results today- anxious but hopeful.
Please let us know how it all turns out.
Diagnosed: June 2017 stage 3 colon cancer
Sigmoid colon, 2 nodes affected
CEA at diagnosis: 6
Sigmoid Colectomy and folfox (chemo complete January 31, 2018)
CEA 4/2018: 2.4
CEA 7/2018: 3.7
Colonoscopy 8/2018 clean
PET scan 8/20/18 clear (cea rise a mystery for now, doc said maybe all the smoke in my town from forest fires)
CEA 11/2018: 3.8
CEA 2/2019: 3.2

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Re: Colonoscopy Tomorrow - Anxious

Postby Serottab1kr » Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:34 pm

Thank you both! Just waiting on the pathology results now.

Good luck on your blood test results Koreysue.

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Re: Colonoscopy Tomorrow - Anxious

Postby del » Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:19 am

Sorry for the reason you're here and hoping you receive some good pathology results! Waiting is the worst - I think everyone on this site can sympathise with the anxiety of waiting.
Male, 33 @ dx, stage 1 RC (T1N0M0 0/29 LNs)
2016-02 - Cancerous polyp removed during colonscopy, 0.5 mm margin
2016-03 - ULAR & TME surgery, temp ileostomy
2016-04 - DVT, pulmonary embolism
2016-11 - Ileostomy reversal
2018-10 - Another DVT & PE
Clean CTs 2016-08, 2017-03, 2017-09, 2018-04, 2018-09

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Re: Colonoscopy Tomorrow - Anxious

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:51 pm

I'm so sorry for the loss of your parents and hope you get clear pathology results!*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
Clear Colonoscopy 04/29/15
NED 10/20/15
Ischemic Colitis 01/21/16
NED 11/10/16
CT Scan moved up due to high CEA 08/21/17
NED 09/25/17
NED 12/21/18

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Re: Colonoscopy Tomorrow - Anxious

Postby Serottab1kr » Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:10 am

Thank you all. After a couple of nervous days and I called the dr’s office and was told the dr would call me. Great news - the biopsy’s all came back negative! I’m so happy and relieved and really, really apprieciate the support from the forum members.

One interesting note, the prepopik didn’t work so well and he could only visualize the bottom third of my colon. The dr thought that was enough and did plenty of biopsies. He did not give me a 3 day diet in advance, which seems like a good idea.

I’ve made a donation to the Colon Cancer Alliance. How else can I help the cause?

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