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  • Forum Post: Trouble after bowel op

    Hi, wonder if anyone can help or has any info on this. My Dad had bowel op about 2 weeks ago. Was starting to feel better each day, managing with his stoma and starting to get a bit of an appetite back. Then after about a week, started to get a little worse each day. This has gone on until yesterday...
  • Forum Post: Low Rectal Cancer - Just diagnosed

    Hi all, I’ve been browsing the board for the past couple of weeks, purely for informaton purposes but now feel it is time to join in. Following an ‘out of the blue’ rectal bleed at the end of February I went to see my doctor who initially thought that it could be internal piles...
  • Forum Post: ~Seasons Greetings and Thank You~ for your support in 2012

    Michael and I would just like to thank everyone who helped us through what has been the most awful year for us. Michael had his operation to remove his lower bowel and rectum, APR, at the beginning of August and he is doing brilliantly. Although having a colostomy isn't ideal he has adjusted to it...
  • Forum Post: loop ileostomy to colostomy surgery

    I have an ileostomy bag following colo-rectal cancer 3 years ago. I have a permanent infection as the rectal re-section did not work and my surgeon has referred me to get a colostomy to make my life easier as the ileostomy keeps leaking. Any views on this?
  • Forum Post: Re: Just be told I have bowel cancer

    Hi Richard & everyone You are not alone, not sure what support you are getting but I had a real rough deal. You are probably still in shock, as I remember as if it was only yesterday when I was told 2 years ago. Your world falls apart, you have so many questions or you might not know what questions...
  • Forum Post: Re: Bowel cancer

    Hi John. I am sorry to h ear about your prostrate cancer and the bowel symptoms. I certainly understand how you must be feeling and how frustrating it is. I was diagnosed with Rectal cancer two years ago. In my experience the doctors who dealt with me were brilliant. I had similar symptoms in the...
  • Forum Post: Re: capecitabine chemo tablets

    Hi MEJ, I had Rectal Cancer two years ago, and took capecitabine tablets, but didnt suffer any side effects with this drug apart from a slight sore throat which I remedied with Manuka Honey. I know that I have had bad stomach pains in the past which were diagnosed as IBS, and that was something I thought...
  • Forum Post: New stoma support forum on here

    Hi - I took the plunge and set up an ileostomy and colostomy discussion group on here - please look for it under members' groups if you think it would be helpful. Please post a 'hello' and introduce yourself. Thank you! Jules
  • Forum Post: Rectal Cancer

    My husband was diagnosed in August with rectal cancer at age 42. He has had radiotherapy and chemotherapy to try and shrink the tumour but unfortunately it didn't shrink very much. Is due to have his operation on the 27th of this month with a strong possibility that he will have a permanent stoma...
  • Forum Post: Bowel Management & Life

    Having pleaded for an ileostomy and subsequent reversal some 11 months later after a ultra low anterior resection I find managing my bowel movements somewhat problematical even after four years. My consultant will not really listen to or give advice on diet or techniques, he just pats my arm and asks...
  • Forum Post: Re: Bowel Cancer - T4 N2 M0

    Hi Camilla8...Don't know if you took Amilia's advice and posted in general but couldn't find it so replied here.... .I have Anal Cancer and start exactly the same treatment as your husband had next Monday 25th. So yes treatment is the same over here. I havn't found anyone yet that...
  • Blog Post: AnnieR's Journey

    Hi, Well my name is Anne (53), married 31 years with 3 sons and living in Aberdeen. My eldest son gave us our 1st grandchild 2 weeks ago, young Tommy & my middle son gets married in one week's time, a week to the day since my diagnosis. I felt bad that this thing was to cause them hurt...
  • Forum Post: Re: colostomy

    hi i was diagnosed with rectal cancer in july 09 and had a colostomy operation prior to radio/chemotherapy. this finished in september 09. As the surgery was not planned, it was a bit of a shock. however, i have coped quite well with it and have not had too many accidents! if you'd like to ask...
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