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    Procedure or Surgery (Colon surgery (colectomy or hemicolectomy)): The surgery went well, and I was in the hospital for 3 days. Got out on my birthday, (9/26) which was a wonderful present having the mass removed from my colon. My family and children were all there to support me, and family from other states were there to support me as well. It has been just over a week now and I had my follow up with my doctor. The full pathology report was quite done yet, however, the part that was completed showed no cancer in the lymph nodes that were tested, and I will have the final report before the end of this week forthcoming. I can't wait to hear what the outcome is, but so far, it's all GOOD NEWS as to not having any more cancer, or having to go through treatment. Regardless what the outcome is, I know that I am on my way to a full recovery with this colon cancer, and I thank God for the many blessings I have in my life, and for all the prayers, thoughts, care and love. Updates later in the week ahead. So glad I can share some good news in all this!!

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      sonofwarrior

      Late Happy Birthday! I hope the final path report came back clean. Mine did (surgery 10/03), now I see oncologist Monday for plan going forward. I think itwill just involve blood work every 3 months.....has your oncologist laid out a plan yet?

      about 5 years ago
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    Oh No (Getting ready for surgery): I am having surgery tomorrow, September 23rd and after reading some of the lab results, and such, I am beginning to think that this is going to be much more complicated than I imagine. I don't have much information other than I have colon cancer, however, all the explanations of what could happen, and the complications associated with this type of surgery scare the poop out of me!! I have lots of family support, and they will all be there with me at the hospital. Its hard going into something not knowing what the outcome will be. I can only hope for the best, and have faith that "all will be okay" which is better than the outcome of never finding out I have cancer to begin with.

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      IKickedIt

      There are risks involved in any surgery, but not doing anything is a bigger risk. My expression was, "Bugger be gone!" Get that thing out of you so you can get on your way to being cancer-free. Good luck. See you on the flip-side! Send us a message when the happy juice wears off.

      about 5 years ago
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      AmyJo

      Any type of surgery can make you anxious, but in this case it's a good surgery. Get that thing out!
      Sending hugs and prayers!

      about 5 years ago
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      alohadeb

      Pamela- this is the first IMPORTANT big step in your recovery. I agree with everyone here so far... all surgery is scary but you will be amazing! Keep positive thots and positive people around you!! Let us know how you're doing!! Prayers your way!!

      about 5 years ago
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    So, my colonoscopy showed a large mass in my large intestine. I am scheduled for surgery on the 23rd of September to have it removed. This week, I have gone to my primary doctor to get some blood work done, an EKG, and a chest x-ray all to make sure I am cleared and ready for surgery. I believe I will have a PET scan before entering the hospital as well, to show if the cancer has spread anywhere else and I would start treatment about a month after the surgery. I am pleased that this is happening quickly, and my family is right there helping me stay positive and encouraging me through this sudden change in my life. I just want this done, and to move on to whats next. It seems to me like this is really no big deal yet, however, maybe because I am not experiencing any symptoms or pain, and have not had to take any medications or do anything different with my lifestyle. I am not sure what the future has in store for me, and am taking this one day at a time.

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      GolfGirl

      I'm so glad they're moving fast to get that tumor out of you. You sure have a great attitude and that will take you far in this journey. I'll be thinking of you on the 23rd - sending you well wishes. Bonnie

      about 5 years ago
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      AmyJo

      Sending lots of love and prayers!
      Let us know how you make out!

      about 5 years ago
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      chrismorr

      You are just about at the point where I was a year ago - had the surgery which was surprisingly - well, I don't want to say "easy", but it was certainly manageable, truly. Started chemo a few weeks later, was fortunate enough to be in a study in which I only had to have 3 months of treatment and am taking Celebrex as well. Have had 2 clear CAT scans since, and am feeling like this might just be a distant memory one day. I always advise reading Dr Bernie Siegels "Love, Medicine and Miracles". Gives you the positivity so much needed ! May be angels be with you on your journey.

      about 5 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery (colonoscopy): The preparation for the colonoscopy was terrible for me! I was sick from the solution all night, and even wanted to cancel the procedure. I am glad I went and had this done. Now the Dr. knows the direction they need me to go, and regardless of what the outcome is, I am confident this too shall eventually pass.

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      Joeyb

      Agree 100% with you the prep is worse than the procedure. Keep up the positive attitude. Wishing you all the best. Praying.

      about 5 years ago
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      gstollberger

      I agree as well. Prep can be very hard. I'm glad your looking at the positive and looking forward. It's especially hard early on as you want to know everything right away. Stay strong and know we're all praying for you.

      about 5 years ago
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