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MoreCoffeePlease123 Fri 07-Sep-18 16:51:49

Have posted a bit over the last few months regarding stomach pain and associated problems. Have had a couple of hospital admissions and lots of tests. Just went for my pre- colonoscopy/endoscopy assessment and it sounds like there’s a good chance I have bowel cancer. Should have my appointment through in the next few days/couple of weeks.
I knew it was down to IBS/BC or another thing but it looks like they’re leaning towards IBS/BC. I’m hoping it’s IBS but not especially confident.
Life has been going really well recently and I have two small children so it seems like Sod’s law. (Though I know that’s ridiculous)
Anyway. Just offloading. No need to reply.

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BackforGood Fri 07-Sep-18 17:43:41

Didn't want to leave you without a hand to hold.
I don't have any experience of bowel cancer. Oddly, with my cancer diagnosis, it was sort of all 'better' somehow once I did have a diagnosis, and a plan of what they were going to do. Waiting and wondering seem to be the most difficult part.

Bubblemagic11 Fri 07-Sep-18 17:51:45

flowers I know you said you didn’t want a reply but we’re here whenever you need to offload. Sorry you’re going through this.

MoreCoffeePlease123 Fri 07-Sep-18 18:06:51

Thank you both, you’re very kind. Gave myself five minutes in the bathroom to cry earlier and I think I’ll fall apart after the kids go to bed.
The waiting is the worst. If I knew then I could make a plan or move on. This is just torture.

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WhatWouldLeslieKnopeDo Fri 07-Sep-18 18:09:20

Fingers crossed for you that it's IBS. I've got stage IV bowel cancer myself. There's a few of us on the cancer support thread here if you'd like to chat. Anyone who is having tests for cancer is welcome smile

Penfold007 Fri 07-Sep-18 18:13:24

OP my DH was diagnosed with BC nearly eighteen months ago. He had a bowel resection by keyhole. It was by no means a walk in the park but he made good progress and is living a full and active life. He has regular check ups and all is going well.

The wait for the diagnostic colonoscopy wasn't easy but he was told straight away by the surgeon that it was BC and then had a follow meeting a few days later to talk through the treatment plan.

Vent away flowers

MrsMozart Fri 07-Sep-18 18:15:08

A hug and a handhold from me lass.

Threewheeler1 Fri 07-Sep-18 18:20:04

Another big hug here x
Hope you have the support you need in real life. The amazing people on these boards can help you through too.
Good luck & take care MoreCoffee

MoreCoffeePlease123 Fri 07-Sep-18 20:50:28

Thanks so much all. I’m glad that your DH is doing well Penfold.

Leslie, thank you, I’ll pop over there too.

As predicted, as soon as the kids were in bed I fell apart. DH is being great though and he’s giving me lots of cuddles tonight.

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WhatWouldLeslieKnopeDo Sun 16-Sep-18 15:47:25

How are you getting on? brew

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