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  1. Prognosis is at best a delicate subject...

    Prognosis is at best a delicate subject especially given what you say.

    Dealing with treatment in itself is difficult for both the patient and the carer let alone raising the subject of let us call...
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    Sticky: Debs, 6 years and keeping on keeping on and your...

    Debs,
    6 years and keeping on keeping on and your positive attitude speaks volumes.
    Hopefully refining your dietary options will continue to pay dividends.
    Barry
  3. Thread: Colon cancer

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    Katepots, Not an easy post to read for sure. A...

    Katepots,
    Not an easy post to read for sure.
    A dilemma for sure.
    If I may, the diagnosis is uncertain at present so respectfully I suggest don’t jump to end stage conclusions at this time.

    You...
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    K, Being in the same situation where we both...

    K,
    Being in the same situation where we both face a stonewall position from the surgeons, both of us a high risk vascular issue although for different conditions I hope I understand.
    damned if they...
  5. Michelle, Not going into too much detail, I had...

    Michelle,
    Not going into too much detail, I had CRC, have Prostate cancer, not to mention they thought I had lung cancer and did a wedge section which went badly wrong.
    All kind of thoughts go...
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    I’m in the watch and wait cycle previously Active...

    I’m in the watch and wait cycle previously Active Surveillance given 2 previous tangles with sepsis.
    My URO says he will not schedule me for another biopsy given the above but rely on fusion MRI /CT...
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    A polyp is just a polyp unless as you say it has...

    A polyp is just a polyp unless as you say it has migrated.
    Many removed polyps can be termed pre cancerous, therefore are snared off during the procedure.
    Id take comfort in what the doctor said...
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    Amen to what John said K. Heres a laugh...

    Amen to what John said K.


    Heres a laugh
    went to stay at Annes sisters in Sunderland.
    was going to call John for a get together.
    Guess what me being me ended up in Sunderland Royal A&E with...
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    A polyp is just a polyp until the lab results...

    A polyp is just a polyp until the lab results prove otherwise.
    A friend of mine (another Barry) has had numerous polyps removed several times, non thank goodness came back as malignant.
    Barry...
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    Ice, Trans perennial I knew nothing as they gave...

    Ice,
    Trans perennial I knew nothing as they gave me a mild general anaesthetic.
    After effects was somewhat more profound.
    Nuff said on that.
    I am assured that every sample was obtained using a...
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    ICe, no my friend trans perennial I had and the...

    ICe,
    no my friend trans perennial I had and the = result massive infection.
    Been there had that-and regretted it, that is when I came round after I hit the low 40 C.
    Rob,
    i use the expression...
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    Rob, Thanks, over the years cancer has taught...

    Rob,
    Thanks, over the years cancer has taught me one overriding thing.
    Worry is useless (although I freely admit a natural human trait) in itself achieves nothing but mental and physical decline....
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    No further biopsies

    Not resurrecting my old threads just a heads up on current position.
    over the last 6 years my PSA has steadily increased from 4.2 to now 9.2.
    One template saturation biopsy done 5 years back, one...
  14. Simple answer, Yes loose bowels can continue for...

    Simple answer,
    Yes loose bowels can continue for many hours after the procedure and dependent upon the laxative you took as well as diet and anxiety.

    Overall a good outcome which should please...
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    A endoscopy does not show or indicate Ileus which...

    A endoscopy does not show or indicate Ileus which occurs within the large bowel (colon).
    Barry
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    Just a thought, Has his PCP or Gastro considered...

    Just a thought,
    Has his PCP or Gastro considered the possibility of Ileus as a cause, reason his symptoms are all too familiar.
    Could be his bowel muscle contractions have slowed, this in itself is...
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    You may wish to ask his doctor why the nausea...

    You may wish to ask his doctor why the nausea continues and ask whether a anti nausea medication could be prescribed such as Domperidone or similar.
    In parallel ask about using a milk shake type...
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    Jumping in which frankly one should really never...

    Jumping in which frankly one should really never do, yet maybe just maybe my personal experience can be of help.

    my experience post surgery was similar to your husband for two related reasons....
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    In part, good news it also is noted that they...

    In part, good news
    it also is noted that they have your best interests in mind.
    Lets hope the removal goes withouth a hitch and subsequent lab results are the same.
    Good luck
    Barry
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    Great news Anne. i echo what Doug and Nick said....

    Great news Anne.
    i echo what Doug and Nick said.
    Barry
  21. Thread: And life goes on

    by Baz10
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    We / me are hanging in. More to the point How...

    We / me are hanging in.
    More to the point
    How are you.
    Barry
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    I’m sure he has heard all. When I was rushed...

    I’m sure he has heard all.
    When I was rushed from the ward(apparently) to ICU all I vaguely recall was coming half around seeing a vision of grey with human shapes of dark grey.
    So I remember as I...
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    Deb, Pleased to read you are home and...

    Deb,
    Pleased to read you are home and progressing.
    Maybe I was lucky as no drain tube.
    They discharged me with a ton of pain meds oxycodein being one that I didn’t take as that stuff knocks me...
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    This made my day po. Great news Barry

    This made my day po.
    Great news
    Barry
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    I to watched the programme and found it moving to...

    I to watched the programme and found it moving to witness the approach of the clinicians/researchers in response to the side effects and overall treatment regime.
    Overall definitely worth a watch....
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