SirKenneth's Journey with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Family/Friend: Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Patient Info: Prefer not to answer/not applicable/unsure, Diagnosed: over 4 years ago, Male, Age: 67, KRAS mutation positive: Don't Know, BRAF mutation positive: Don't Know, Stage 0

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    • SirKenneth
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) ...
    over 4 years ago
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    in process of facing possible colon cancer

    Oh No

    Fear of colon cancer - colostomy - inadequacy of male sexuality if having a colostomy bag - possible pain or death chance

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    • SirKenneth
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    over 4 years ago
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    Body part/function

    Loss

    Living with other 63 old males in a shelter and having a colostomy bag will cause me a sense of embarrassment and shame...

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    • SirKenneth
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    over 4 years ago
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    Should I kill myself and not deal with this entire cancer fear?

    Decision Point

    Fell alone and as a male don't want to appear like a big sissy or unmanly

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    • SirKenneth
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    over 4 years ago
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    Only at the start of a colonocopy and fearing the worst case outcomes...

    Clinical Trial

    Fear of surgery - pain - alone less - shame of possible colostomy bag being seen by other men in showers or dressing rooms. A women's feelings about having a romantic involvement sexually...

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    • SirKenneth
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) ...
    over 4 years ago
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    Fear that my colonoscopy will show cancer and then a feeling of suicide...

    Procedure or Surgery

    At this stage of uncertainty of colon cancer my fears may cause me to use alcohol or drugs. I have mental illness and chemical dependency disorder and attend weekly groups at the County of Riverside Cathedral Canyon Wellness Clinic for dealing with my mental illness and associated chemical dependency issues. Currently I am in a recovery stage. My fear may cause me to drink and or commit suicide. I am suffering with suicidal ideologies constantly...

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • SirKenneth
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) ...
    over 4 years ago
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    If faced with Drug or Chemo Therapy I know other people who loss body hair plus

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    If I loss my full head of hair it might grow back and my male body hair will most not likely grow back and be a sexual turn off to potential women sex partners and hopeful long-term relationship with a women

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    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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