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    This is getting very frustrating

    I know that I have talked about my husbands bowels but nothing is improving. Something that has gotten worse over this past 4 days is when he gets that awful urge to need to go he is now getting a...
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    Had my first colonoscopy today

    After everything we have been going through with my husband and his colon cancer needless to say I was petrified to do my colonoscopy today.
    They found one polyp, she said small but it seemed larger...
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    5FU only

    Has anyone on here only used 5FU for their chemo treatment for stage 3? Since my husband has been developing some nerve issues we both are very worried about using the oxiliplatin. They did only the...
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    Thank you for your reply. We are in the US, the...

    Thank you for your reply. We are in the US, the surgeon was highly recommended and is the only board-certified colorectal surgeon in our area. We liked him and everything, he was very thorough never...
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    Thank you Doug for the information, that does...

    Thank you Doug for the information, that does help so much. What you describe is exactly how my husband is feeling the only difference for him isn't experiencing diarrhea his is more like small...
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    Chemo starts Monday

    My husband starts his chemo on Monday. We are getting very worried and anxious. He has been having some nerve issues since his surgery so we are really worried about the neuropathy side effects of...
  7. Welcome I am fairly new and I don't really know...

    Welcome I am fairly new and I don't really know what your symptoms could indicate, what I can do is keep you in my prayers that everything is ok. Michelle
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    It's ok, I'm sure it's different in some ways for...

    It's ok, I'm sure it's different in some ways for everyone. His appetite since coming home hasn't been great, although it is improving but it seems about an hour after he eats he starts to feel...
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    Thank you, did you have pain? Even when gas...

    Thank you, did you have pain? Even when gas builds he feels it there, and did you have a constant "urge" to need to use the bathroom?
    He doesn't have diarrhea but it's also not what I would call...
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    Thank you Doug, my husband is 52 and had 18 in of...

    Thank you Doug, my husband is 52 and had 18 in of sigmoid and rectum removed with the connection 7 cm from anus.
    He said he feels pain there (where the connection is) like an urge there all the...
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    I hope it gets better with time. No he isn't...

    I hope it gets better with time. No he isn't taking any pain killer other than Tylenol and advil, he hasn't taken any of the strong painkillers since the day after his surgery.

    It just doesn't...
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    What is normal?

    Since my husbands surgery his bowels seem to not be on track yet. He is 2 1/2 weeks out from surgery and right a couple days when he got home he didn't have a bowel movement for 3 days after going...
  13. Yes he has been checked for that.

    Yes he has been checked for that.
  14. There is no doubt that he has had a lot of...

    There is no doubt that he has had a lot of anxiety since finding out about the diagnosis. It was relieved after the surgery however he is now really anxious about the chemo especially since he...
  15. Oh ok I see, but he did have a colonoscopy only...

    Oh ok I see, but he did have a colonoscopy only about a month ago, does that show it?
    They are checking his thyroid as he has other symptoms that could indicate that so we will see. Thanks.
  16. Thanks for the idea however he just had an upper...

    Thanks for the idea however he just had an upper endoscopy for the nausea.queasiness a few days before his surgery so I would assume they would have seen if something was wrong. Everything was all...
  17. Thank you, he is very afraid of getting...

    Thank you, he is very afraid of getting constipated. His nausea started about just a little over a week of his colon cancer diagnosis but it was very little, he had a couple short episodes over that...
  18. Feel free to jump in as I appreciate any and all...

    Feel free to jump in as I appreciate any and all advise given. We were told it is normal for there to be blood in his stool, it did start mixing with stool and since Friday he has had very little to...
  19. Thank you Doug, I appreciate the response. Yes...

    Thank you Doug, I appreciate the response. Yes he's been eating soup and mashed potatoes just not much. He seemed to have a fairly good appetite on Saturday but then it decreased not sure if it's...
  20. Thank you Nick, I appreciate your reply. Yes I...

    Thank you Nick, I appreciate your reply. Yes I meant that he did not need a colostomy bag. His doctor really didn't go into a lot of detail about diet. In hospital first day and a half he was only to...
  21. Husband surgery for stage 3 colon cancer

    Hello, I am new to this forum and was seeking some advise. Beginning of July my husband was diagnosed with colon cancer. He is on his 4th day post op from surgery. He had surgery Wednesday came home...
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