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Sigmoid colon resection: What to expect for recovery?

Colorectal Cancer | Last Active: Mar 18 8:21pm | Replies (144)

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I had this surgery in 09/12. Yes, there were some issues, it just becomes your “new normal”. The doctors-discovered some pancreas issues before the colon resection. That was satisfied, then watched as it reared again in a few years. In 11/17 I had a liver transplant, then in 07/18, I had to have pancreas surgery. You are better off maintaining a positive attitude, accepting your “new life”, being thankful for EVERY day and looking around – there are people everywhere in much worse situations. I am so grateful for my organ donor and Mayo Clinic for the transplant and pancreas surgery. It is full of skilled physicians, nurses and techs and EVERYONE there is a truly caring angel! Smile and enjoy life!

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@corn50 and @bamagirlxyz, it is so helpful to hear from others who have been there. I agree with both of you that one must remain vigilant when experiencing symptoms. Having one cancer or serious health issues unfortunately does not exempt you from another.

Corn50, you may also be interested in following the Transplants group https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/transplants/
Bamagirlxyz, I'd like to invite you to follow the Gynecologic Cancers group https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/gynecologic-cancer/

Sharing your stories in relevant discussions in these groups will most certainly give valuable information and support to other members.

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