Diagnosed - Salical

Oh No Associated with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer. Posted on October 21, 2011 View this journey (7 Experiences)

with colon cancer

  • abrub's Avatar

    I remember hearing those words, and my head spinning out of control - I was living in a nightmare. I understand how you feel, how terrifying not knowing what would happen next, and what was going to happen to me. Mine was a rare variant of a colorectal cancer (appendix cancer - stage 4), but I had to find a specialist who knew how to treat it. It will be difficult, but hopefully, you are one of the many who can be successfully treated. I am again living a normal life.

    It is great to be in a support group with people who understand. I'll also note that I did have to rely on Ambien for much of the year of diagnosis and treatment. When the lights go off, the mind goes on, and sleeping on my own was near impossible. No more Ambien now, tho. Don't hesitate to ask your doctors for meds to make life easier for you. Cancer makes it difficult enough - we need to use whatever tools are available to make it easier.


    over 7 years ago
  • Pangea422's Avatar

    my mom found out she had colon cancer back in may and we've been through a long process. just make sure that you ask lots of questions and get a good oncologist who can recommend a good surgeon (if you need it). we went a different route only because we didn't know better. and make sure you like your oncologist. we didn't like the first one we were recommended, so i got a referral from a friend. the first one didn't suggest a scan and i think that dragged it on. make sure you get a petscan.

    over 7 years ago
  • Salical's Avatar

    I am so glad I found this site and the wonderful replys I have been getting. I can't tell you how helpful it has been!
    I saw my surgeon today, CT scan ordered and my surgery is set up for
    Nov 21st. She did describe a couple different surgery options including having the colostomy. I won't know the stage or grade until after the surgery.

    over 7 years ago

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