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Dear Judy,
I have had two major colon surgeries.  The first was an emergency surgery because I was misdiagnosed and by the time they finally believed that I was truly sick I had a bowel obstruction and almost died!  The second one was 6 months later to take down the temporary colostomy that I needed after the first surgery.  I came through both pretty well.  I lost a lot of blood the first time and had to have transfusions but that was because of the obstruction and the size of the tumor.  the second sx wasn't bad.  I worked with a psychologist and we made a self hypnosis tape for the surgery.  It really helped me to relax and made my recovery time quicker.  Tell your sister to keep a positive attitude and to keep telling herself that she will heal quickly and easily.  I was diagnosed as Stage IV colon cancer in 2-95 and have been cancer free since my second surgery in 9-95.
Good Luck and God bless her.  I will add your sister to my prayers.
P.S.  I was 45 when I was diagnosed.  Everyone (the doctors in two states) said that I was suffering from irritable bowel syndrome. I had a short colon test and a BE in 1993 which were both normal.

Gail Estes
-----Original Message-----
From: judy haiven <jhaiven@the.link.ca>
To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
Date: Saturday, August 29, 1998 8:30 AM
Subject: [MOL] query


>My sister who has been in excellent health is 52. She has just been
>diagnosed with colon cancer.
>A colonoscopy 9 mos ago showed nothing abnormal.
>However one as recent as this week showed a massive cancer in the colon.
>Her only symptom was very watery diarrhea which never quit, never improved
>etc.  This symptom was present since last Nov.
>
>Doctor now says immediate surgery is required.
>My sister has been told it is a major horrid surgery, but the chance of
>success in wiping out the cancer is good.
>
>Does anyone have any information/thoughts on this...
>
>thanks, judy haiven
>
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