Life after colon cancer

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  1. The Dog

    The Dog Bobtail Member

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    colon cancer found out January 2020 chemotherapy radiotherapy 6 weeks the surgery poop bag 3 months. Then surgery again had to learn to poop again cant walk far. Shipper and recivers don't care if your disabled. Neither do companies so be warned not for the week at heart.
     
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  3. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    i had a foot taken out of mine last year. so i feel you. hope you get better
     
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  4. roundhouse

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    My doc wants to take some out of mine for diverticulitis related issues .

    it got cancelled last year due to covid .
     
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  5. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    thats what i had
     
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  6. rachi

    rachi Road Train Member

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    Did you put off having a colonoscopy? Asking for a friend.
     
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  7. jbatmick

    jbatmick Road Train Member

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    Had colon cancer back in 2000, took out 16 inches, had 26 chemo treatments. I am fine today, seldom even think about it. You will be fine, just listen to Doc's advice,
     
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  8. xsetra

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    I'm recovering now from resection surgery because of diverticulitis. No bag needed, just a zipper in my belly. Staples get removed Monday.
    Light duty 4-6 weeks.
    I was fortunate. I just got home from a 3000 mile trip the day before my infection flared and I went to ER.

    Truck safely in the driveway. My backside in my couch. I was lucky.

    OP good to hear your doing OK.
     
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  9. roundhouse

    roundhouse Medium Load Member

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    I was in the hospital for four days with the infection but recovered ok.
    Had the resection scheduled for March of last year and all non emergency surgery got cancelled , and the hospital is the last place I wanted to be with covid just getting started. I have asthma , if I get covid im a goner .

    did y’all have the surgery after just one episode of diverticulitis?

    or did you have several before deciding to get the surgery?
     
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  10. xsetra

    xsetra Road Train Member

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    Watching tv. Belly felt bloated, I thought gas, then discomfort increased. Laid down in bed. I felt no better.
    Maybe 1 hour passed. Had wife drive my to hospital.
    Intake interview, before any tests, doctor said I wasn't going home. Surgery 3 hours later when operating team was assembled on a Sunday night.

    This was the only symptom I had, other than the 3 previous days I was tired even after sleeping 8 hours.
     
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  11. truckdriver31

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    no i had a rupture
     
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