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My dads a survivor

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  • 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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