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Re: Living primally after chemo

Post by Narrowminded on Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:22 am

Praying things settle with a good eating and avoidance of all sugars. Happy that nothing has spread, that part is awesome news.

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Post by jeangenie on Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:14 am

Colonoscopy on 27th December. At least I get to 'take part' in this as they have an extra screen set up so the patient can watch. Some of the doctors will talk you through it. I did meet one who wasn't interested in me, just my insides but the others have been great.
Follow up a week later - January 3rd.
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Post by Rig D on Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:24 am

Yikes. When I had mine done 3 yrs ago, they knocked me out. Don't know if I would want to awake while they probe my large intestine.
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Post by perennialpam on Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:33 am

I watched a sigmoidoscopy once. It really was interesting.

Wishing you a great outcome.
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Post by Narrowminded on Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:30 am

That’s interesting. I too was knocked out, but it might be fun, but I’m weird that way.
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Post by The Walrus on Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:43 am

I’m sure the relevant bits will be well numbed, I think it will interesting!

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Post by jeangenie on Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:12 am

Last time I saw the staples where they joined me all back together - fascinating! I  remember the surgeon teling me that the inside staples were done through the back passage - I had piles for some time after that. Not surprising if they put a staple gun up there! Laughing


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Post by jeangenie on Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:55 am

We had a Christmassy weekend with DH playing with the brass band on Saturday and a church carol service, carol concert and get together for the junior band, which DH teaches, on Sunday.
I have made a good friend through the chemo treatments - sitting next to each other once every three weeks and being on the same treatments - and he was so happy to be well enough to sing with the choir in the carol concert and DH and I were honoured to be his guests.
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Post by perennialpam on Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:03 am

That is a nice story about your chemo companion.

My friend, breast cancer in treatment, has not made any friends and she goes every week.

So sounds like you are lucky to have made an acquaintance and a friendship with someone going through the same thing as you. It must help to have someone like that to speak with.
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Post by jeangenie on Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:05 pm

....and luckily my DH can put up with us talking about medical things! Once we've talked ourselves out with chemo issues, though, we are quite sociable!
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Post by perennialpam on Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:57 pm

My friend decided today she would let me take her to the drs. office Thursday for her treatment.
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Post by tomi1000 on Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:24 pm

Hi - just want you to know I'm following along and wishing good test results for you!
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Post by Narrowminded on Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:47 pm

The weekend sounds spectacular. So happy you could make some new friends.

Still crossing fingers all the results come back good.
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Post by jeangenie on Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:27 am

Thank you!
Pam, I thought I had replied yesterday! I hope your friend is better with someone she knows. Maybe she isn't comfortable with just chatting to anyone. I am terrible for striking up a conversation with people I don't know but I have learned this since we moved to the country.
Thank you for all the crossed fingers! I can relax now for a few days. The last event I organise for the year - the village singalong - was last night and great fun. We are quite old fashioned here - 60 people came to the draughty village hall to be together to sing Christmas carols and songs, drink sherry and eat mince pies. It was heart warming!
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Post by Annieh on Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:56 am

the sing a long sounds lovely.  It is the polar opposite of ours where  people bring their picnic blankets to the park lawn and light candles while the city band plays carols on the stage beneath the trees.


carols by candlelight
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Post by jeangenie on Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:48 am

How lovely! It's just good to all get together at this time of year, isn't it? I bet the band sounded great!
I'm definitely getting into the Christmas spirit now santa
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Post by perennialpam on Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:55 am

Both celebrations sound lovely!
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Re: Living primally after chemo

Post by The Walrus on Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:01 pm

Merry Christmas, Jean! santa
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Post by Greensprout on Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:24 pm

Happy Christmas to you. Happy thoughts for a healthy new year.
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Re: Living primally after chemo

Post by jeangenie on Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:46 pm

Thank you, both of you! I am looking forward to a busy and healthy 2018. There won't be time for illness!
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Post by Narrowminded on Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:15 pm

Sounds like a very positive lead into the New Year Smile
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Re: Living primally after chemo

Post by jeangenie on Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:32 pm

I had the colonoscopy today with two very good doctors. They found two new polyps in the ascending colon which looked to me like the benign ones from last year but they were just removed and sent for biopsy so I just have to wait and hope. There was also some growth at the scar site and the consultant did say he thought that was granulated tissue from the healing. Part of that has also gone for biopsy so hopefully I'll get some answers in a couple of weeks.
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Re: Living primally after chemo

Post by Annieh on Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:10 pm

I am glad that is behind you, hope you get your results soon.
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Post by Narrowminded on Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:55 pm

Hoping for an all clear from the samples sent. Glad that test is over for now.
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Post by jeangenie on Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:27 am

A quiet day today, I think, after all the excitement yesterday. I am very hopeful that we will go clear this time. The polyps were not at the site that showed up on the scan and I don't think the consultant would have committed himself unless he was pretty sure that the other was just granulated tissue.
Today, in the middle of the UK, we have sunshine and a covering of snow. Very pretty but not a nuisance. A day for wrapping up and getting out - I have so much more energy these days Very Happy
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