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Hi I have just been diagnosis end with bowel cancer in one of the lymph nodes. I am finding the stress of not knowing how bad this is the worst. The surgeon just said I need to heal from surgery and then go from there with chemo. I find the not knowing and waiting the worse, Can anyone offer me any advice.
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Hi Mezzanine I think you'll find this is a common theme for all of us. I'm sorry you're feeling short of information. Have a chat with one of the Cancer Nurses here and get into some of the forums. If you look at my intro chain, there's heaps of advice about getting help, relaxation, dealing with waiting and stress. If there's anything I can do to help, even if it's just listen, then please just shout out, Eva
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Thank you I was feeling a little lost will contact the cancer nurses.
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Please, don't feel isolated, there's always someone around to chat with. Even though we're all at different stages of different cancers, we're all playing the waiting game in some way or another Eva x
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Hey mezzanine Sorry to hear your diagnosis, such a terrible blow, I have stage 4 bowel cancer I was diagnosed back in March and still cant believe its not a dream and actually happening to me ! I asked the prognosis and once u hear it u can not un hear it, It keeps coming back to me and even with how much i dont want to believe it, he still said it and im not sure that i shouldve known although i doubt that i couldnt not ask! I started chemo straight away and have had 8 cycles and having a break this week I hope you find out something soon x
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I am dealing with stage 4 bowel cancer as well and I have come through the surgery, radiotherapy and numerous rounds of chemo. Overall I am feeling pretty well and able to do handle day to day things, including some work. It is stressful and difficult but if you take it one step at a time, one day at a time, one task at a time - you can work through it. Every day will be different, listen to your body and rest when you need to. I agree with DG, don't ask scary questions unless you think you can deal with answers. Focus on the treatment you are doing and give yourself the best chance to get through that then see what they have to say. Things are different now, focus on you and work with your body to heal. Take care Kim
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I am dealing with stage 4 bowel cancer as well and I have come through the surgery, radiotherapy and numerous rounds of chemo. Overall I am feeling pretty well and able to handle day to day things, including some work. It is stressful and difficult but if you take it one step at a time, one day at a time, one task at a time - you can work through it. Every day will be different, listen to your body and rest when you need to. I agree with DG, don't ask scary questions unless you think you can deal with answers. Focus on the treatment you are doing and give yourself the best chance to get through that then see what they have to say. Things are different now, focus on you and work with your body to heal. Take care Kim
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