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Unread 10-21-2003, 01:47 PM
It's always someything isn't it?

Last week the oncologist's phone answer person looked at my Pet scan with her untrained eye told my husband it was perfect, but at my appointment yesterday the read the scan with his trained eye, said there is small shadow about 1.5 cm, at thesite where the colostomy was resected. He thinks it has been there all along but couldn't be seen on previous scans because it was hidden by some scar tissue that was removed during the reversal surgery. He said he doesn't what it is, recommended doing nothing, see if February's scan shows any changes. Today, the surgeon read the scan with his trained eye that had seen my insides, operated on me, said the shadow is not cancer but an inflammation at the surgical site, which causes the pain and problems I've been having. I will have an in/out surgical procedure in a few week, where they will put a balloon in my colon. It is called anoplasty. Has anyone heard of this. He said it is similar to angioplasty where a ballon is out in the heart to widen the vessels. I will be consciously sedated like when they do a colonoscopy. He thinks this will fix things.
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Unread 10-21-2003, 02:37 PM
It's always someything isn't it?

Hi Debbie,

These "always somethings" really drive us crazy!! Will this ever end??

Take care and here's to clear cat scans after this procedure is completed.

Unread 10-21-2003, 03:09 PM
Always Something is Right!

However, I am very happy to know that this new showing is NOT cancer, just inflammation. Well, I shouldn't say "just" inflammation, but you know. I hope the balloon procedure works and this is the end of problems for you! People with untrained eyes should keep their untrained mouths shut--just my opinion.
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Unread 10-21-2003, 07:28 PM
It's always someything isn't it?

s Debbie

Anoplasty? I am sure under conscious sedation this will be as easy as a colonoscopy. Do you have to do any kind of prep?
I hope you are reassured by all the other reading of the CAT scan.
I would be!!! I guess from here on out all of lives will be filled with blips. Hang in there. You are one strong woman!!

Unread 10-21-2003, 10:36 PM
It's always someything isn't it?

Hi, Debbie!

Yay! No cancer! That's wonderful news!

I recently attended a presentation at the OCNA conference wherein the speaker spoke quite a bit on minimizing inflammation. There are a number of foods and supplements that help minimize internal inflammation. I'm wondering if some of those might not be worthwhile to try?

Anti-inflammatory foods include cold-water fish, flax seed, hempseed oil, black walnuts and leafy greens. Anti-inflammatory supplements include Vitamin E, quercitin, bromelain, boswellia and curcumin.

Inflammation-promoting foods include Omega-6 fats, such as meat, poultry, butter, margarine, egg yolk, nuts, seeds, vegetable oils (except olive oil). These should be avoided.

This information is from a presentation by Dr. Jeanne Wallace. Just thought I'd pass it along in the hopes that it might help!

Unread 10-22-2003, 11:49 AM
Hi Debbie

Good news!
I don't know about the procedure you're having. I hope all goes well with you.
I use WebMD alot for medical info. I wonder if there's any info there. Best wishes and thoughts to you.

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