Wilmanace wrote:I had my first colonoscopy on Friday. I'm 49 years old and I'll admit that I thought that I was too young for colon polyps or cancer. No one ever told me that someone under 50 should get screened for colon cancer. Though, we have not received the results of my biopsy yet, I'm almost certain that the 5cm mass is going to come back cancer. My older sister just had a resection surgery 2 months ago because she had a cancer tumor found during a routine colonoscopy. I'm fearing the worse. And the worse is not colon surgery, or chemo, I'm scared of the cancer being found somewhere else. I'm scared for my husband, who is not handling the news very well. Please pray that they do not find cancer anywhere else in my body and pray for strength for me and my husband to weather this storm together. CT scan is scheduled for Thursday.
Cj51 wrote:Since my reversal, it's been slow going in getting 'things' under control. I've not been able to get a job (I had planned to go back to work when my oldest started college) and I plan carefully and use my drugs when I go out. Things are getting slowly better, very slowly, and I'm seeing some improvement. Sometimes, things are OK for a few days in a row, as long as I eat carefully at the right time and take all the right supplements and click my heels together and the planets are aligned just right. So this fall I got brave and volunteered to teach a class at our church. 2 hours a week, and it's gone pretty well. I've enjoyed it, and now they've asked me to help out at a day long retreat tomorrow and in a fit of confidence, I accepted. It's going to be 13 hours. I was feeling Ok about it until, out of the blue, things went blooey yesterday--I almost had a major problem at the grocery store. It shook my confidence and now I'm worried about being OK to do this tomorrow. I plan to eat very early and take Lomotil every 6 hours--it works pretty well for me, usually. I was looking forward to trying this out as sort of a test as to whether I might be getting close to being able to get a job again, but now nervous and worried. I'm going to be working with teenagers all day, it's not like I can explain a sudden urge to use the bathroom!
I realize this isn't as pressing as a scan, but can I ask for prayers, strong thoughts, whatever? Thanks for reading--who else could understand this!?
Val*pal wrote:Prayers and Possible Insight Requested for DH
We had to take my DH to the ER at the U of M Health Center yesterday. He's been having ongoing diarrhea, was dehydrated, and wasn't able to eat or drink. They admitted him, and today he is NPO as they attempt to find out what is causing the diarrhea. His abdomen is grossly distended. The nurse just mentioned that he has ascites. So far they have ruled out a blockage, but are still running tests, etc. Yesterday, when we took him to the ER, he was starting to become a bit confused. That was scary. However, once he started the fluid IV he improved. He had a CT scan yesterday, X-rays, and blood work. Today there were more X-rays.
Last week we found out his most recent chemo was a fail (Folfiri and Erbitux), but his onc immediately switched him to Folfox (I think) and Avastin. The cancer has spread to many more lymph nodes and to the stomach.
I know I'm currently surrounded by medical personnel as I sit him here at the U of M Hospital, but of course no one can tell me anything. I missed seeing the doctors.
Has anyone had any similar problems? I know things are getting worse, and I just want to see if anyone can comment.
We don't see eye to eye on the God, but you do keep me laughing. You know, fewer and fewer people today are believers. Even in the Bible belt where I live most people don't go to church. Come on over to the Dark Side.
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