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    Such a relief for you. Nick

    Such a relief for you.

    Nick
  2. Yazman, you will know it is a fools errand to try...

    Yazman, you will know it is a fools errand to try to double guess a colonoscopy. My cancer was quite near the rectum so I had blood in my stools. Other people have no symptoms at all. Best just to...
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    I was going to the bathroom many many times a day...

    I was going to the bathroom many many times a day for the first few weeks. Mostly not much came out. Gradually building up walking a little more each day helped though as walking seems to help with...
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    Worriedwife, I had half of my colon taken out and...

    Worriedwife, I had half of my colon taken out and my join is a similar distance from the anus (Drs tell me they can feel it with a digital examination). It took months before I had any real control...
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    I am sorry he is having a bad time. In truth...

    I am sorry he is having a bad time. In truth though, it usually takes many weeks or more probably months for the bowels to settle down. They have had major trauma to them and everything needs to...
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    Anne, staples out was a great day for me but it...

    Anne, staples out was a great day for me but it was a little ouchy ouchy.

    Nick
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    I have never had my cea tested so this is not my...

    I have never had my cea tested so this is not my personal comment but I seem to recollect someone on here saying that the cea could go a bit all over the place during treatment. Hopefully someone...
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    Of course since then he has had his operation and...

    Of course since then he has had his operation and one would think that the pre operation colonoscopy might well not be valid for his current situation.

    You mention that the doctors are...
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    Hi, Fourth day post op from surgery is really...

    Hi,

    Fourth day post op from surgery is really really soon after the operation. I think I was in hospital for about 10 days before I came home.

    I guess you meant to say no colostomy bag if his...
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    Now that is good news. I bet you will sleep well...

    Now that is good news. I bet you will sleep well tonight.

    Nick
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    OK, so this is how I see what you have been told...

    OK, so this is how I see what you have been told based on my own experiences with having colonoscopies and having had 'bad news' and also 'good news' from the doctor doing them.

    These guys are...
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    Hi Ann, Well done so far, hopefully the worst...

    Hi Ann,

    Well done so far, hopefully the worst is behind you now (sorry about the unintentional pun). They gave me morphine tablets to take home and I must admit that I tried very hard not to take...
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    Sticky: Hi Deb, Great news and thanks for posting. Nick

    Hi Deb, Great news and thanks for posting.

    Nick
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    Rick, Just as Doug said, you need to wait for...

    Rick,

    Just as Doug said, you need to wait for the colonoscopy. Most seem ti come back clear but that is the only way to know for sure. The coctor who did mine gave me a pretty clear indication of...
  15. Deb, Good luck with the meet. And exercise...

    Deb,

    Good luck with the meet.

    And exercise really is a 'super drug'. Well done for what you have done and keep it up.

    Nick
  16. Deb, My close friend in the next village was...

    Deb,

    My close friend in the next village was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer 8 years ago. He still goes for check ups but he is NED (no evidence of disease). It was a lumpy road but he got...
  17. I’m with Barry in initially suspecting a non ‘C’...

    I’m with Barry in initially suspecting a non ‘C’ reason but the right course of action is to get it checked out and that is what he is doing.

    Hopefully it is easily resolved with treatment.
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  18. Mike, My view of diet throughout treatment was...

    Mike,

    My view of diet throughout treatment was rather different and was prompted by what my oncologist said which was that during chemo I would need to eat to provide energy for the body to repair...
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    Thanks for taking the time to post your...

    Thanks for taking the time to post your experiences.

    It is very much appreciated and I am sure will put some perspective on things for other people who find themselves here having done an...
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    I am sorry to hear about your sons illnesses.

    The honest truth is that at the moment the lesion could just about be anything. What is happening is the best thing and indeed the only way to know...
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    I am so pleased to hear that everything is going...

    I am so pleased to hear that everything is going well and thanks for popping in again.

    Nick
  22. Sculpin, Thanks for the update. Statistics are...

    Sculpin,

    Thanks for the update. Statistics are great for historical analysis but they are a very blunt tool for predicting individual persons prognosis in the future. However bad it looks, there...
  23. Sculpin, I have no direct experience to add to...

    Sculpin,

    I have no direct experience to add to anything that has already been said except to say that I share your bewilderment that you can go from a clear liver with one scan to another one 4...
  24. I am sorry that you find yourself here. I am...

    I am sorry that you find yourself here. I am afraid that I do not have personal experience of abdominal perineal resection (mine was also LAR). However I would expect that the recovery period after...
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    Hi, Sorry to hear about your father. The original...

    Hi, Sorry to hear about your father. The original poster who started the thread only ever posted that one post so it is realistically unlikely that you will get a response. You can always start your...
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