Candice Carter wrote:Hi I have FAP it's genetic in my family and affects the 2 oldest children of the eldest child.
From being 11 I have had regular screening and at the at of 16, 19 and 23 had my children 2 boys and a girl. Had healthy full term pregnancies. At the age of 25 I had my colon removed and they left 5 inches of my colon so that I did not have to have a stoma bag. Im now 30 almost 31 years old and have had several issues of pain, problems with eating, certain foods and drinks that make me I'll, pain up on earing food, bleeding from back passage etc... from having my opp 6 years ago I should have been going in to hospital every 3 months for screening however my life is busy and have not. Recently I went back to hospital where I was told that I need to have my completion opp. Which will involve the removal of the rest of my large colon, some of my small intestine, duadeanal and a stoma bag on either permanently or temp and then a reversal opp to make an internal pouch. I was also told that after this opp i could never have any more children.
I was 15 when I was told this the first time so had 3 children before having my opp and unfortunately my relationship with children's fathers failed. I am now married and my husband doesn't have children. We have been given a short time frame to have a child before I need to have my opp and this has put lots of pressure on to us. Plus I worry as i had my 3 other children previous to the first opp. Since having the first opp I've had 5 miscarriages. My body isn't as strong as it once was. I am fever in pain and discomfort. I wonder if I can actually carry a baby and I'm terrified of not getting pregnant this year as I will lose my chance. My husband will never be a biological father. I also wonder how my body will react to being pregnant.
If anyone has any answers or is going through same/ simular situation I would love to hear from you.
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