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    thor2014 asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    Any prostrate problem after removal of tumor colon rectal area

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      CrazyHarry

      Not sure of it's my prostate but the plumbing and associated equipment down the has severely mangled. I had chemo/rads first, then surgery, more chemo, and then take down surgery.

      My internal medicine doctor didn't check this last time because I'd been through so much already. But not to worry, the urologist didn't miss an opportunity to get his finger up there. And I just had my follow up colonoscopy and I'm guessing while I was snoozing there most likely was a thorough examination of the area.

      Anyways, I'm now semi-continent with urine and basically have no way to poop completely so I do a daily enema to, shall say, get thungs moving. And finally, I have erectile non-function. Tried the Viagra and now trying the injections. Not looking good.

      On the plus side, I'm alive and free of cancer.

      about 5 years ago
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      azsuper

      Hi Thor2014

      No problems with the prostate yet. I get blood test done every year to check it out to make sure it is ok.
      I do have issues where they zap me with radiation " both hips and left kidney". Not fun at all.

      As far as your Gp. I would find another if I was you. Have you talk to your Oncologist about prostate issue/ questions??

      Stay strong. Hang in there.
      And smile

      about 5 years ago
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    Radiation (External radiation ): All I can say is have a toilet nearby. even six months after I still run to the toilet with no control over the bowel. weird is all I can say.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): Felt tired, some discomfort and nauseated. Even four months after completion still feel tired and sort of out of it.

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      makoala

      I had chemotherapy before and after my surgery and it took about a full year to recover from the tiredness

      about 5 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery (Colon surgery (colectomy or hemicolectomy)): Still feel tired even though it has been six months since the surgery. They did find another polyp but was benign with a routine sigmoid.

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    thor2014 asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    Is there any help finacially out their????

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      ld_105

      Also speak to their financial department. When I was waiting for approval for an MIR I sat in the office for an hour and a half. A woman who had no insurance came in. She obviously had the means to pay the bill but cancer treatment is expensive. The manager took the bill and knocked off 50%. Worth a conversation.

      about 5 years ago
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      lilymadeline

      P.S. I am assuming that your care is costing at least $550 a month....and with your income that is a lot I know! If you are greatly in debt besides having that continuing cost per month- just go ahead with the bankruptcy if you can. Again, all my best wishes to you!!!!

      about 5 years ago
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      ritafaystageIV

      I guess I am one of the lucky ones. In the state of Missouri if you get disability, you also get medicaid. The hospital did my surgeries and started chemo and radiation before I got my medicaid. They said I was very sick, let's get me well, and worry about money later. My husband is also applying for disabiliy. The state of Missouri has also given him medicaid. Thank God. We would never be able to pay for our medical care otherwise. My husband tried to apply for Obama Care before his medicaid was approved, and the cost of it was unaffordable. I feel for everyone who is going through this. Talk to the hospital. They are the ones who helped me apply for my benefits. I know they also can write bills off to charity. I hope you get this all worked out. It is so sad to have these financial problems when we are in the struggle for our lives with a disease whose treatment can be as deadly as the disease it's self.
      God Bless Us All

      about 5 years ago