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I had colon cancer - AMA

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IkickedtheBigC · 17/04/2019 10:14

Anyone going through diagnosis and need a chat? X

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Italiangreyhound · 22/04/2019 01:11

I'm not, but just wanted to say I am so sorry to hear this and hope you are OK.

Thanks

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HitthefloorforTaintedLove · 24/04/2019 23:26

Not me, but DH.
How are you doing now? πŸ’
Do you have less time for annoying people or things now?

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IkickedtheBigC · 25/04/2019 08:22

I'm doing OK I think.
I've had the all clear but need surveillance for 5 years so the worry is still ongoing.
I have a routine mammogram today and that has brought up many emotions as my cancer was discovered by a routine blood test.
I struggle with what to say when people almost brush it under the carpet, Insinuating it's over!
No it bloody well isn't over and yes I know I look amazing but I side I'm really struggling!!!!!

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HitthefloorforTaintedLove · 25/04/2019 09:45

I hope the mammogram goes well.

I know what you mean, people think it's all over but actually it's been a huge shake to the foundations.
I'm actually a bit sad at how some of our friends reacted at the time, I think less of a few people (and more of others so it balances out!).

I think some people struggle with what to say as they don't want to put their foot in it.

Have you accessed any counselling about how you're feeling now?

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LemonInterceptor · 25/04/2019 16:09

What were your symptoms? What stage was it at?

Glad you're ok now, and long may it stay that way Flowers

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IkickedtheBigC · 27/04/2019 20:15

Hitthe yes I have. I've had some hypnotherapy and self referred for CBT. I'm also having a phone appointment with my GP after another blood test so will mention it to her.
I think that the main thing is I recognise I need some help and actively seeking it πŸ’
Lemon I didn't have any! None. Zilch. Nadal!
When we moved house I moved doctors. They did a simple blood test. ECG and BP monitor

The blood test showed I was anaemic so prescribed me iron tablets and I was asked to do a faecle sample which showed positive for blood so that set me on the 14 day pathway.
Lots of tests followed and I was diagnosed with Colon cancer in February. πŸ’

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itwasntmeifanyoneasks · 28/04/2019 18:32

What was / would have been most helpful to you from friends during or after treatment?

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LostInAction · 28/04/2019 18:37

Had you noticed blood in your poo or was it only detectable in the lab work?

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IkickedtheBigC · 29/04/2019 07:39

it Some friends almost disappeared, some stepped up and we're fantastic.
It really does show who your friends are, but just a simple text or call just to keep in touch is nice. Still being asked to do things.

Lost I'd not noticed anything at all.

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LostInAction · 29/04/2019 11:47

Had you had any pain ?
I’m only asking and have had significant issues with anaemia and no known cause for a while now and pain on l side but no cause found I have no bleeding but somethings not right and it’s not being taken seriously
Maybe I should go back and ask for a sample to be tested

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IkickedtheBigC · 29/04/2019 18:57

I didn't have any pain whatsoever. It was a total shock. X

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