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Colonoscopy results

I have very limited, due to BT, internet access so just a quick update.

Chris had a colonoscopy on Tuesday. He agreed to fill a vacancy they had. Hmm.

The procedure found a large polyp which, unlike most polyps which are smooth, had an indented and roughened surface. They tried to remove it but it had imbedded itself more than was usual in the bowel wall. I was called in from the car park to a meeting with the consultant in order for the results to be relayed to us. They have taken biopsies and we won't know anything for definite until the results are back. He is to be called in for a CT scan of the pelvis and an MRI scan of the whole body.

They have put him on a two week pathway so those things should all happen within two weeks when he will go to the next two week pathway. The polyp will be removed and it is likely, due to its position, that he will be fitted with a stoma.

All faces were pretty serious during the consultation. No jollying us along with "let's wait and see the results" kind of talk. Nurse said afterwards "thank goodness we had a cancellation" "there was a lot of blood in the sample" yeah right - more like let's get this one in ASAP.

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Fingers crossed here Pat.
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Oh gosh Pat, never rains but it pours. We wish Chris well and hope treatment can be progressed urgently.

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Bit of a shock but they have found it and seem to have a programme mapped out so good luck for a successful result.

Wishing you and Chris well.

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Maybe the serious faces were to make sure you both understood it needs to be tackled ASAP and no saying you want to go on holiday first, as some might.

Needless to say I hope it is soon over with a good result, a stoma is not the world.
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That does sound like they are serious about something but I am sure they will sort things out ASAP.

Colonoscopies are never great experiences; getting the camera in to where they want it is one thing, but that great big furry microphone does present greater problems…..

Wish Chris well, look after yourself too as you are a very important support system.
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I never know what to say when these things happen as I know what I would feel like in the same situation being a devout coward on anything to do with hospitals or surgery, so I will just say I feel for you both and hope for a speedy and positive outcome.
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My sincere best wishes to you both that Chris will come through this. It's hard to know what to say. I'm sure we're all rooting for you.
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What he said but it may not be anything too serious but obviously of concern and it sounds as if its been spotted early just not so straight forward to remove with the the camera laser. They found a small one on me when I had mine a fair few years ago and they just zapped it there and then but maybe some are not that easy to just zap but try not to fear the worst. Bloody awful though having comms problems at a time like this.
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