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  • Tracy66Tracy66 Posts: 23

    Hi mpatz well done you so pleased for you .lets hope we all get the same outcome .thank u for sharing with me makes me feel abit more posituve x

  • LesleyLesley Posts: 155 ✭✭✭

    Hi Tracy yes relaxing now.I had a pet scan it's where they inject solution into you to show certain areas doesn't hurt , and the Ct machine is like a big polo mint that passes over you, nothing like theMri scan I didn't like it because I get claustrophobic but got round that one by wearing an eye mask and they put earphones on Me! See! I told you I was a whimp!🙄

  • Tracy66Tracy66 Posts: 23

    Got ct this thursday and pet next mon and thats all i heard nothing from hoapital .

    How often do you have radiotherapy

    Fo you chemo ?

    I didnt like mri i didnt open my eyes once lol was scared shitless lol i am a wimp too xx

    Nice to have someone to talk to thank you xx

  • LesleyLesley Posts: 155 ✭✭✭

    Got to have radiotherapy Monday to Friday every week for 5 weeks plus chemo tablets on the days I have radiotherapy! Get weekends off🤗on week three now ! Side effects build up over this time but never mind! Got to be done! Surgery after that🤞

  • Tracy66Tracy66 Posts: 23

    So ia that chemo everyday too with the tablets blimey but as u say its got to be done and so brave lovely.would u like my mobile number so we could stay in touch would love to become friends u r helping me so much and i really appreciate ur help xx

    So surgery very soon then xx

  • SunshinedaffSunshinedaff Posts: 1,446 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @lesley, @tracy66, @Mpatz

    Hi to you all!

    Tracy, I knew you would get a response from others going through bowel cancer who are able to give you a more detailed explanation relating to the type of treatment you may find yourself having in the future.

    Mpatz, a very warm welcome to you, thank you so much for sharing your story and experience. It is wonderful to hear you are now clear of cancer.

    Lesley my friend, you are a superstar because I know how tough it is for you at the moment.

    All the replies just on this thread is proof of how this community really comes together to help each other. It is a real privilege to be part of this group.

    Tracy, as Lesley and Mpatz have said, you will get through this, you will find a strength within that you never knew you had .


    Lou xx

  • Tracy66Tracy66 Posts: 23

    This site is amazing lovely support will definately recommend it to everyone made me feel so much more at ease with my outcome thank u everyone xx

  • Vicky2018Vicky2018 Posts: 1

    It’s not hard with faith god can’t give you anything that you can handle I had my surgery first and I am in the Quimo Theraphy 12 rounds I am in the 5th and I am feeling better than ever

  • Tracy66Tracy66 Posts: 23

    Thank you vicky speedy recovery god bless xx

  • Tmac63Tmac63 Posts: 15


    Hi Tracy I have bowel cancer. I was diagnosed December 17 had my chemo and two surgeries in 2018. Am more advanced as my cancer was caught late.

    I've found the journey has its ups and downs and you will need a lot of support. Medical staff are amazing and give you a lot of help. The big thing for me was asking for the help but if you let medical staff around you know how your feeling, your fears and worries they will do everything they can to help.

    Everyone's journey is different and we all go through different experiences but forums like this are so helpful and supportive. I also go on Bowel cancer UK it's more specific to our cancer and has lots of advice and help.

    It's good to be able to talk to people who know what your going through. The people on this forum are so warm and friendly and will support you as much as they can.

    So welcome and I hope things go as well as possible for you

    Big hugs Tracey 🤗

  • Tracy66Tracy66 Posts: 23

    Thank you for that tracey really want to find out how bad it is and treatment the waiting is driving me mad .not sure if it has been caught early as i have an 8 cm tumour xxx

  • LighterzzLighterzz Posts: 3

    Hey I was diagnosed 4th April bowel cancer told continue on pathway then had more appointments had MRI told its spread to my lymph nodes my treatment starts 6th June i see my specialist 5th june is that the way it works no one has really told me anything what to expect ect

  • Tracy66Tracy66 Posts: 23

    I sm one of the lucky ones caught early no operation just chemo and radio thankully xx

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