HI Toriall, Had my whole colon removed from cancer 5 weeks ago and am still doing the same thing. I have learned to realize that I'm never going to "just" pass gas. This whole bowel thing is so embarrassing, but better then cancerView Thread
Next Friday, I am having my whole colon removed. The surgeon will try to connect it to my rectum if he can. If not, a bag. Liver is clear, we don't know yet about the lymph nodes My father died of this at 43, brother at 33 and three cousins between 35 and 50. I had a resection 12 years ago and thought I had beat it. I am a 61 year old female and jus had 2 back surgeries in the past year. I also just retired from teaching. This wasn't what I envisioned. The cancer I have now is classified as stage 2A. Obviously I am frightened. I am trying to reach out to any resource can find. Right now I just want to sit and stare. Any support would be appreciated.View Thread
I can't thank you enough for your encouragement. Surgery was difficult. Developed an infection which is now clearing. I am sorry you have to go through chemo. They were able to get everything on me, so I don't need chemo. We have a wonderful place here called Living Well Cancer Center that is giving me great support. They offer all kinds of services for free. You are so right about family and friends. When I got home my friends had shampooed all my carpets! Yesterday, my twin granddaughters were over and kept patting my tummy saying "All better?" What are you able to eat? Part of my depression is that I was a yoga teacher, good nutrition and helped others. It's hard to realize I've come to this.View Thread
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