It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Cancer: Colon Message Board


Cancer: Colon Board Index


Hello all,

I posted a few days back about some symptoms I was having and I was scared out of my mind. I literally just got home from my colonoscopy 15 minutes ago and wanted to share my results.

Six weeks ago I was experiencing intermittent bleeding on my stool. One time the blood dripped into the toilet. The blood was red and usually streaked on the stool. This lasted on and off for two weeks. I also was noting a sore lower back and some abdominal pains and an upset stomach at times. I then went online and got REALLY scared after reading about CC and started noticing that my stools were narrow. Not the shape of a pencil, but flat. Wide and about the thickness of my pinky. Almost like the rectangle shape you hear about. I spent the past 4 weeks online trying to self diagnose and was convinced I had something. I kid you not I bet I've logged 100+ hours online trying to convince myself I didn't have CC but it did NO good I was still convinced I had it.

I had testicular cancer in 2005 and went through chemo so I am familiar with the horribleness of the disease. I have 2 boys ages 11, 7 a stepdaughter age 7 and my wife is 5 months pregnant. I feared that I was sick with CC now and that scared me to death because I want to be here for my kids.

So yesterday I began the colon prep. It was bad, but not as bad as I thought. I went to the bathroom about 7 times total. It was hard not eating but if you follow the instructions all will be well.

For the procedure I was sedated but awake. I was conversing with the doctor and watching it on the TV...quite interesting. The procedure is uncomfortable...not to terribly bad but on a scale of 1 to 10 I would say it's a 3 and I wouldn't hesitate or be nervous about having another.

The results showed all clear with the exception of an external hemorrhoid. So thankfully by the grace of God I do not have colon cancer.

I want to end this post with a few points. One, after spending 100+ hours of self diagnosing I worked myself into a fright for an outcome I could not change. If you are unsure about symptoms, please go to the doctor. It will give you peace of mind. Looking back even I had CC I would sit here today still and the last 100+ hours I spent self diagnosing I wouldn't get back anyway.

Second, I want to say to all those that have had CC and post to this board, you folks are truly brave. To go through such a trying ordeal and share your stories for others and support is amazing. For all those who have just been diagnosed, or fighting it, or have been through it, my heart and prayers go out to you and your families. I know the trials of having a family and cancer, but I also know you can overcome it. God works in ways none of us can understand but I hope we all take what we have been through and hope it brings us closer to God and our families. I wish the best for all of you and pray for you all to a healthy recovery. Find strength in God and your families!!

Happy Holidays and God Bless!!!
[QUOTE=Lefty028;4131626]Hello all,

I posted a few days back about some symptoms I was having and I was scared out of my mind. I literally just got home from my colonoscopy 15 minutes ago and wanted to share my results.

Six weeks ago I was experiencing intermittent bleeding on my stool. One time the blood dripped into the toilet. The blood was red and usually streaked on the stool. This lasted on and off for two weeks. I also was noting a sore lower back and some abdominal pains and an upset stomach at times. I then went online and got REALLY scared after reading about CC and started noticing that my stools were narrow. Not the shape of a pencil, but flat. Wide and about the thickness of my pinky. Almost like the rectangle shape you hear about. I spent the past 4 weeks online trying to self diagnose and was convinced I had something. I kid you not I bet I've logged 100+ hours online trying to convince myself I didn't have CC but it did NO good I was still convinced I had it.

I had testicular cancer in 2005 and went through chemo so I am familiar with the horribleness of the disease. I have 2 boys ages 11, 7 a stepdaughter age 7 and my wife is 5 months pregnant. I feared that I was sick with CC now and that scared me to death because I want to be here for my kids.

So yesterday I began the colon prep. It was bad, but not as bad as I thought. I went to the bathroom about 7 times total. It was hard not eating but if you follow the instructions all will be well.

For the procedure I was sedated but awake. I was conversing with the doctor and watching it on the TV...quite interesting. The procedure is uncomfortable...not to terribly bad but on a scale of 1 to 10 I would say it's a 3 and I wouldn't hesitate or be nervous about having another.

The results showed all clear with the exception of an external hemorrhoid. So thankfully by the grace of God I do not have colon cancer.

I want to end this post with a few points. One, after spending 100+ hours of self diagnosing I worked myself into a fright for an outcome I could not change. If you are unsure about symptoms, please go to the doctor. It will give you peace of mind. Looking back even I had CC I would sit here today still and the last 100+ hours I spent self diagnosing I wouldn't get back anyway.

Second, I want to say to all those that have had CC and post to this board, you folks are truly brave. To go through such a trying ordeal and share your stories for others and support is amazing. For all those who have just been diagnosed, or fighting it, or have been through it, my heart and prayers go out to you and your families. I know the trials of having a family and cancer, but I also know you can overcome it. God works in ways none of us can understand but I hope we all take what we have been through and hope it brings us closer to God and our families. I wish the best for all of you and pray for you all to a healthy recovery. Find strength in God and your families!!

Happy Holidays and God Bless!!![/QUOTE]

So pleased for you and also thankyou for posting this for us all. I am sure it gives others hope in that we can sometimes drive ourselves crazy thinking the worst.

Happy holidays.:)





All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:04 AM.





2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!