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Sub-total colectomy & appendectomy

Jayc62Jayc62 Posts: 1

I am wondering I had my large bowel removed last year and just had follow up bloods I was supposed to have phone call in March but have heard nothing I know my result was 1 so I’m not worried on that score but do you think I should ring them in case they have forgotten as I should have my first scan in September

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  • LouiseJLouiseJ Posts: 678 mod

    Good morning @Jayc62

    It is unlikely your medical team have forgotten to contact you, it may just be that due to current circumstances with Covid19, everything has become delayed a bit. Was the phone call to discuss your blood work? There is no harm in contacting them by phone to check the status of your appointments you are expecting. This way you will have some peace of mind that you are still on their radar. A lot of cancer patients are finding that their treatment and other appointments are being postponed, delayed for a while due to the risk of contracting the virus by going to hospitals and being out and around other people.

    Welcome to the community, there are many others here who also have had a similar treatment and operation to yourself, they will understand the exact nature of what you have been through. Of course everyone here does understand the impact cancer will have had on your life, even where the cancer is different. I hope you are keeping well, recovering well from surgery and any treatment you have had.

    I hope you have all the support you need especially during this lockdown period, if you would like to chat please feel free to join in with any discussion, there are a variety of 'chats' going on simultaneously.

    Take care, chat soon,

    Lou x

  • LizzyB73LizzyB73 Posts: 111 Oncology Specialist Nurse

    Hi @Jayc62

    I agree with Lou and suggest a phone call to ask for the results would be beneficial.

    Please feel free to get in touch if I can help any further

    best wishes


    Liz 🌻

    Liz Bradley
    Oncology Specialist Nurse | Oncology Service Manager @ Springfield Hospital
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