• Mikeb
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    almost 7 years ago
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    Colostomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I went in for surgery on January 3, 2012. The plan was to remove the remainder of the tumor and any cancer cells they found. I knew ...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  1. almost 7 years ago
    thatdammguy's Avatar

    Colostomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    The surgery was an Abdominoperineal resection, or APR. The APR involves removal of the anus, the rectum and part of the sigmoid colo...

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    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  2. almost 7 years ago
    rolandfranklin's Avatar

    Colostomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    The surgery was to remove my entire lower colon, rectum and all. I will have to have a permanent colostomy now. I am devistated by t...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
    0 Comments
    • Kimbyy71
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Color...
    almost 7 years ago
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    Colostomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Due to the location of the tumor (1.5 inches into the rectum) and the size (80% of the circumference) my best chances of survival wa...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
    0 Comments
    • tinydotz
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Ca...
    almost 7 years ago
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    Colostomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I did not have time to think about what was happening. I went into the ER with bad pains, they did a CTScan and found I had a block...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  3. almost 7 years ago
    fightingintx's Avatar

    Colostomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    My colostomy is not reversible. I read all I could on the internet so I was not blind going into surgery. I thought my life would en...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  4. almost 7 years ago
    jomamafromky's Avatar

    Colostomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had a colonoscopy in December 2011 after a routine check suggested by my family physician showed blood in my stool. A tumor was d...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
    0 Comments
    • DMJ101
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Colorec...
    almost 7 years ago
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    Colostomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    you do everything differently and there is so much you don't do anymore

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    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  5. about 7 years ago
    survivor1yr's Avatar

    Colostomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Fear of recurrence

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
    0 Comments
  6. over 7 years ago
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    Colostomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had a very rough surgery. and some complications. but the everyday dealing with a colostomy has been almost easy. If anyone has an...

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    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
    0 Comments
    • LoriK
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    over 7 years ago
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    Colostomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I didn't know what to expect although my physician was very detailed about my surgery. One can not prepare for a permanent colostomy...

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    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • gagirl2
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    over 7 years ago
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    Colostomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    1st diagnosed with colonrectal cancer in 2010 & having 16" of colon removed followed by radiation then chemo from Dec. 2010 thru Aug...

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    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
    0 Comments
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