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by JustJen
Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Focal Thickening of the Sigmoid Colon
Replies: 10
Views: 2151

Re: Focal Thickening of the Sigmoid Colon

Thanks all! I will try to stay distracted. I hate the waiting game...
by JustJen
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Focal Thickening of the Sigmoid Colon
Replies: 10
Views: 2151

Re: Focal Thickening of the Sigmoid Colon

Focal thickening of the colon is not specific on MRI or CT and can be due to many causes, including inflammation (under which IBD, the umbrella term for Crohn's and UC, would fall into), diverticulitis, postsurgical scarring, infection, neoplasm (cancer), and many other things. The colonoscopy will...
by JustJen
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Son is ill and I am scared
Replies: 9
Views: 2198

Re: Son is ill and I am scared

I’m so sorry. Watching our children suffer is heartbreaking. Remember, you did not create your genes. Our genetic makeup is out of our control. And while I need to heed my own advice here, worrying about what may happen tomorrow robs us of our lives today (says the women who is obsessing over tests ...
by JustJen
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Focal Thickening of the Sigmoid Colon
Replies: 10
Views: 2151

Re: Focal Thickening of the Sigmoid Colon

Did they do any blood work? I just had my annual physical, and they did routine bloodwork, but nothing more beyond that. I asked my Uro-gynecologist for a CEA, but he didn’t think it was a very good diagnostic tool, so he didn’t order the test. The good news for today was that the Colorectal Surgeo...
by JustJen
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Focal Thickening of the Sigmoid Colon
Replies: 10
Views: 2151

Re: Focal Thickening of the Sigmoid Colon

How old are you? Does colon cancer run in your family? Ever been scoped in the past? Good luck, Lee Thanks Lee! I’m 43. I have been scoped 6-7 times before due to blood in my stool. At one point I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease, and then it was backpeddled to IBD, ramped up to UC, and back down...
by JustJen
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 22 years old and scared to death
Replies: 52
Views: 18098

Re: 22 years old and scared to death

Just got a shock reading they did stay in the hospital doing prep and all, seems so expensive and different. I don’t think we would have rooms enough if that was standard. Honestly, I find it odd too, prepping in the hospital. I'm coming up on 14 yrs, I've had MANY colonoscopies, never in the hospi...
by JustJen
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Focal Thickening of the Sigmoid Colon
Replies: 10
Views: 2151

Focal Thickening of the Sigmoid Colon

I’m new here, and I am looking for some help understanding a recent MRI. After surgery for a rectocle, I had a follow-up MRI Defecography to see if the surgery resolved some or most of my issues with defecation (physically I could tell it had not). The MRI revealed a number of changes from the prior...

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