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Bowel (colon and rectum) cancer

A support group for anyone affected by colon, rectal or small bowel cancer to come together, share experiences and ask questions.

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Jools63
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Hi everyone 

I have just been reading some of your posts and felt compelled to send a message of positivity. It’s easy for me to say now as I’ve had my ileostomy reversal, and am doing well. My big op was around 6 hours and I remember clearly waking up. I complained that they’d only just put me to sleep! I had no pain and was on a ward quite quickly after surgery. That was last November. I decided that I would make a real effort not to try and remember much about that time as I suffer with anxiety, and it wouldn’t help me move forward. The staff at the hospital were all amazing. Four months on and I’ve had my reversal. I know how lucky I have been just being able to have that. There really is a lot to be thankful for and to look forward to. I’m truly sorry that you are having to deal with the additional stress of the Coronavirus. Sending you all lots of love.

court
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Lovely post and so encouraging. Stay safe ,

Court x

nan-nan
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Hi Jools,its so reassuring to read your post, i have my opp booked in for next week, and yes its a scary thought, i asked questions to this group ,which had got in my head, but reading your journey ,has put me a bit at ease, i know it cant have been easy for you also, but a big well done, for coming so far, in just 4 short months, keep moving forward ,and once again , Thank-you for this post, Take care ,hugs to you x.

nan-nan
Jools63
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Thanks nan-nan. It is really lovely to have a positive response to my post. I’m not going to lie and say “my journey” hasn’t been without some bumps, but that nothing was so bad that it wasn’t doabl

court
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Cant believe it’s been a few months already . Time flies . So good of you to reach out today. It’s been a tough old week . 
Hope it keeps going well for you ,

 Court 

Jools63
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Thanks Court. I think we’re all struggling to stay positive.