catdylan1 wrote:Hello...I've been a guest here for the past few weeks & am amazed at all the brave posts/ stories I have read thus far.
I have joined today...simply because I cannot deny anymore.
Although I presented with abnormal bowel symptoms in June '18.....& went through several blood/ poo tests, UV & CT Scans....all were very normal. By Oct '18...my poo was also very normal & all I've had since then is a dull toothache like discomfort in my lower left abdomen....which I've now got used to.
Things have speedily moved on since then. For the past month, I had a CT Colonography - which showed up 'something' on my descending bowel....followed by a Colonoscopy on 15/4, which showed up same mass. The Endoscopist couldn't get through further...due to narrowing. He noticed 'abnormal tissue,' took bioscopy....which showed nothing - However, He stated it was 'a grey area.' & only way it can be ascertained is through a 'Left Hemicolectomy' which I am due on 16/ May. Removing most of my descending colon & part of my sigmoid.
Since then, I have been living in an alien world. Yes, I'm old at 69 years, but feel biologically young. The only way that I am coping with this is through my bottle of Sauvignon per night & my constant supply of roll-ups - plus watching lots of good Box Sets/ I Player.....to include 'Deadwood.' right now.
Cheers, just saying hello. x
Sounds like you are stressed enough. Please don’t let RP1954 create more stress/anxiety. Your doctors know what they are doing, listen to them. RP isn’t a doctor and his medical advice is not accepted by any national cancer guidelines. Don’t believe everything you read on the internet. There is some good advice on here, but not all of it is legitimate.
FightCRC wrote:. It's sadly incumbent upon patients/caregivers to be aware of their situation, and all available [EVIDENCE BASED] treatment options. I wish you the best.
Pyro70 wrote:FightCRC wrote:. It's sadly incumbent upon patients/caregivers to be aware of their situation, and all available [EVIDENCE BASED] treatment options. I wish you the best.
There I fixed/clarified it (in bold).
A good place to start with understanding treatment options are: NCCN guidelines, up-to-date, and onclive.com.
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