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Post by Lost it » Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:48 pm

I had a quite major battle with bowel cancer in 2013. A large chunk of my gut was taken out, I was diagnosed Dukes Stage 3, not being one to give up I did everything I could to beat it, changed diet, got fitter, finally got back on my bike after a year.

And all was going well, right until a month ago.. I had a series of scans at hopsickle, part of the "5 year maybe it's gone into remission" series. They found a 4mm Polyp, biopsies, a CAT scan last week...

The cancer is back, a very small one found with the biopsy within the polyp. We had a long chat because the previous cancer was treated on the understanding that I had Ulcerative Colitis, which is why they originally wanted to take out all my bowel . But the colonoscopy has shown that since I went Gluten Free my bowel is now in "extremely good condition" so it's seemingly possible that in 1974 I was mis-diagnosed? Who knows. But he did say that "if" I'd had UC since then, I've been extremely lucky that nothing else has shown up in the interim. I don't think it's a condition that cures itself?

So. The proposal is to do another keyhole procedure, remove another section, no stoma. And then go to yearly scans.
I'm to do a Genetic scan as well to make sure my daughter is ok.

Next Friday I'm going in for a pre-op check, BP, blood tests and then somewhere on or about the 8th March, the procedure will go ahead. Means the bike is off the table for a few months. Again. And again I'm going to have to build myelf back up.

Pretty sure I took the Red pill.

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Post by David Tew » Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:54 pm

I'm really sorry to hear that. :(
Sincere best wishes for the 8th. Your positive attitude will work wonders. :wink:

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Post by joscac » Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:23 pm

Keep fighting. Dont give up !

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Post by scimjim » Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:04 pm

Sorry to hear that Trev - keep fighting.

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Post by Roger Pennington » Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:32 pm

Sorry to hear the news, good luck, and best wishes. :(


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Post by Scimher » Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:48 am

Hope the procedure went well...............all best wishes.

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