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My dads a survivor

Posted In: Colon cancer 4 Replies
  • Posted By: nccarol28732
  • January 15, 2007
  • 02:04 PM

My dad frist had stomach cancer they had to remve most of his stomach and create apouch. Few years later had a cancerous polyp and had surgery to remove it. He came home but things were backing up with was bile and feces he got a blockage and was back in the hospital with NG tube to pull out what was blocking to avoid surgery. Unfortunately he had to have surgery again and there was so much adhesions from the stomach surgery that it jumbled up the intestines causing a blockage. It ahs been a year and he is finally putting some weight back on he got very thin casue he cannot absorb alot due to the pouch. The only sign he had with the stomach cancer was his blood count was slightly low. Thank god the doctor sent him immediately for tests casue the tumor was very fast growing. He is due to have a recheck colonoscopy next month so I pray all is well. He is a true survivor and just want to stres the importance of the colonoscopy it could save your life when caught in time. :)

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  • Gee I guess with 23 views no one likes to comment on maybe a hopeful post or even wish someone's dad good luck on his test. :confused:
    nccarol28732 44 Replies
    • January 20, 2007
    • 02:26 AM
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  • Maybe it's your attitude or choice of wording. We all have stuff we're dealing with.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 20, 2007
    • 02:54 AM
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  • Gee I guess with 23 views no one likes to comment on maybe a hopeful post or even wish someone's dad good luck on his test. :confused:I hope everything went OK for your dad. Please anyone reading, remind your family members to do preventative screenings like the colonoscopy!!!!!!!!!!!!! My MIL went to the ER in December with stomach pain and ended up having 50% of her colon removed (from colon cancer) and also has metastatic liver cancer. She refused to get the test done before because she had no symptoms, now it is to late. She has started chemo, it may slow things, but her liver is 3/4 affected allready.Take Care
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 11, 2007
    • 00:33 AM
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  • I agree, get those colon tests! If my brother hadn't put his off, he would be alive today. If Mama had had one, she would have been alive today too. By the time you have symptoms, it could be to late for you too! If you are 50 or over and have never had one, schedule one NOW! My brother was just around 50 when his showed up, by 55 he was dead.
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