• Dmcaly
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    9 months ago
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    Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Finally healed enough for a biopsy of the mass causing the bowel obstruction!

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Dmcaly
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    9 months ago
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    Colostomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I went in to the ER (for what I thought) were kidney stones, ended up in surgery that night for a bowel obstruction. When they opene...

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    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • BruceB
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    9 months ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    12/12/2018 --- radiation treatments start today. I've got my tattoos so they know where to aim the beams, and the "body mold" to li...

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Xmintera
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Ca...
    10 months ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    Metastasized to liver.

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    • Xmintera
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Ca...
    10 months ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    Cancer free but not for long (6months).

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    • Xmintera
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Ca...
    10 months ago
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    Colon surgery (colectomy or hemicolectomy)

    Procedure or Surgery

    The biggest problem is they remove my kink in my colon. They warned me my bathroom habits would never be the same. They absolutely c...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  1. 10 months ago
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    Body part/function

    Loss

    I lost parts of me that I will never get back but I thank God I'm still here to talk about it, so I won't complain. my body is off b...

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  2. 10 months ago
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    Anemia (low red blood cell counts)

    Side Effects

    My blood count was 4.8 Million/uL 3,5-5,5 Red blood cell.I couldn't deal with coldness at all during the summer if the wind blew ...

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  3. 10 months ago
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    Colon surgery (colectomy or hemicolectomy)

    Procedure or Surgery

    I was scared and confused didn't know who to trust all I could think about is the cancer being gone and me being me again.

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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  4. 10 months ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    It's been a while since I posted. I have been settling in to the new "normal" for me. I have two Folfox treatments with Avastin behi...

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    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • BruceB
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    10 months ago
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    What kind of surgery?

    Decision Point

    Haven't reached this decision point yet but it is fast approaching. The rectal tumor is responding well to chemotherapy, but th...

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    • MsMarty
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Colore...
    10 months ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    The battle continues...Chemo regimen consists of 6 Xeloda pills per day, broken into two dosages of 3 pills each. 14 days on then 7 ...

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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