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ulcerative colitis and chemotherapy

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4slurpee
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Hi all,

I was rushed to the hospital this weekend because I was passing out on vacation. Found out I have ulcerative colitis. Does anyone know if this will affect chemotherapy? I have an appt. on Friday but can't wait. I am scared. I already have breast cancer and start chemo. next week and now this - give me a break.

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Christmas Girl
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Sorry for your additional health issue. Since you were on vacation, away from home, when you were admitted/treated - be sure to advise your doctors of this condition before proceeding with anything else.

I'll be hoping you'll be able to proceed with your BC treatment, as planned.

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chickad52
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I'm not sure about this ,but I'm sure your doctor will know how to handle this situation. I wish you the best!! :) Diane

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lmmo
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Joined: Jul 2009

I am curious too, I was told I also may have this...

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4slurpee
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Joined: Jul 2009

I have an appt. with my oncologist on Friday I will let you know what he says - hopefully good. You get your mind set and then something comes along. I will let you know. Thanks for the support!!!

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aurora2009
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Wishing you all the best this friday!!

God Bless

Aurora

amorr
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Joined: Jul 2009

I started had first 2 treatments. A week after the second treatment I started to run a fever in the middle of the night. Ended up at the emergency room and was admitted to the hospital. After being there for a day or so im blood pressure started to drop. I was told it was because i was dehidrated so they put me on a fluid drip. By day 2 my I started having dirraha and extreem stomach cramp and my blood pressure continued to drop. Before i knew it i being rushed to icu where my husband and daugher were asked to leave the room. My blood pressure was 50 over 45 it was serious. After being in icu for 4 day and having 2 blood transfussions. they told my i have what is called Cdiff and they almost didnt catch it in time. So after spend 2 weeks in the hospital and taking alot of meds I started chemo again. The day after that treatment thedirraha started back and im having a relaps. We have to stop chemo again. Needless to say it seem like this year has been one problem after amother for me. I guess what im trying to say is had i waited i would not be here today. This could be totally different but i wanted to share.

I'm scared to death of all of this.

With Love
Anita Cure

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4slurpee
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Joined: Jul 2009

Well, had my appt. today. The doctor actually said the chemo would be fine but he wants to postpone it three weeks and give me a chance to heal with the new medicine. My port will still go in on Monday, but chemo won't be until the 19th of August. Thanks for the support!!

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Christmas Girl
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Healing before chemo sounds like an excellent idea. Your doctor surely wants you to be in good shape before you begin.

So, take good care of yourself, in the meantime.

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DianeBC
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With postponing chemo, you will have time to heal and be stronger. So, take it easy, rest, relax and just take care of yourself.

Good luck to you

Diane

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