Need Help with what to expect?

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by suryad on Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:32 PM

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Hi, I just got diagnosed stage 2. I think I am a month behind you. can you tell me what has happened and what to expect?

RE: Need Help with what to expect?

by dhenry764 on Sun Jan 22, 2012 02:32 PM

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On Jan 22, 2012 12:31 PM suryad wrote:

Hi,

I have just been diagnosed with stage 2 rectal cancer. I go to see my surgeon shortly and wonder if you can forewarn me of what to expect?

i was diagnosed on Dec 27th i am getting a second opinion cause i didnt like what my surgeon said. So i cant really tell you what to expect.

RE: Need Help with what to expect?

by Shaynaxoxo4 on Sun Jan 22, 2012 03:58 PM

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Your Doctor will probably give you an exam to detect how big and where the tumor is exactly. You will probably have to have a port put in your chest if you have to go through chemo.

RE: Need Help with what to expect?

by suryad on Sun Jan 22, 2012 04:11 PM

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OK keep me informed and I will let you know how I get on.

Can you tell me what he said?

RE: Need Help with what to expect?

by Shaynaxoxo4 on Sun Jan 22, 2012 04:13 PM

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What he said? What do you mean?

RE: Need Help with what to expect?

by suryad on Sun Jan 22, 2012 04:15 PM

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I just wondered if you could tell me what your surgeon said to you

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by Shaynaxoxo4 on Sun Jan 22, 2012 04:18 PM

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Well he told me that I would need a temporary illeosty my bag so my body could heal after surgery. He put me on chemo and radiation. He did an anal exam to see how far down the tumor was. If it was any farther then what it was, I would of had this illeostomy bag for the rest of my life. I get it removed in 2 weeks.

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by Tbethcriss on Sun Jan 22, 2012 08:33 PM

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On Jan 22, 2012 4:18 PM Shaynaxoxo4 wrote:

Well he told me that I would need a temporary illeosty my bag so my body could heal after surgery. He put me on chemo and radiation. He did an anal exam to see how far down the tumor was. If it was any farther then what it was, I would of had this illeostomy bag for the rest of my life. I get it removed in 2 weeks.

I am glad you get the bag takin off. i was very fortunate not to have one . Your story seems so close to mine

 

RE: Need Help with what to expect?

by dhenry764 on Mon Jan 23, 2012 04:07 AM

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On Jan 22, 2012 4:13 PM Shaynaxoxo4 wrote:

What he said? What do you mean?
That the cancer was so low in my rectum that I would have a permanent colostomy. I read on MD Anderson web site that if could be done , without a permanent bag

RE: Need Help with what to expect?

by suryad on Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:34 PM

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I couldn't find that on the site. Could you tell me where to look?

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