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juliababy Member Posts: 130
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
well it's really good to see that these posts are still around. i was a follower of these forums about 7 years ago when my family was goint through my dad's stage 3 colon cancer. this forum was a God send to me and I am forever grateful. I am happy to say that 7 years later my dear father is still cancer free (thank the good lord) and there is not a day that goes by that I dont' thank God for that.

Now I am having a new dilemma, all of a sudden my mom has developed intermittent abdominal pain and once again I am terrified that it's GI related. She went to the doctor today and the doctor assured here that it was probably nothing but just to make sure maybe she should get scoped. Her pain is in the middle of the abdomen and as usual i'm thinkg horrible thoughts like of course colon cancer, pancreatic cancer, stomach cancer etc etc. I went throught a horrible time with my dad's cancer (severe depression, medication, therapy etc etc) and just the thought of going through that again is bringing me to tears. I know abdominal pains can mean just about anything in a 69 year old but I'm so scared all of again. For some reason I keep thinking it could be pancreatic cancer??? I know I sound crazy but any thoughts, suggestions or just someone to talk to would really help right now.


  • AnneCan
    AnneCan Member Posts: 3,673 Member
    It is good to hear that your father is doing so well. We all love hearing stories like that. I am sorry your mother is having the abdominal pain. I think that when you have been touched my cancer, your mind naturally suspects cancer when symptoms arise. I hope this is not the case for your Mom; I hope it is something innocuous, but I think it is good to be scoped, etc. to eliminate possibilities. Take good care!
  • tootsie1
    tootsie1 Member Posts: 5,044 Member

    It's wonderful that your dad is doing so well! I'm really glad that's the case!

    As for your mom, don't get ahead of yourself. There are so many reasons for abdominal distress. I hope and pray it will be something easily fixed.

  • dorookie
    dorookie Member Posts: 1,731 Member
    I am sorry you and your family is going through this. I will keep you all in my prayers. Thank you for sharing your story about your dad, its always great to hear of long term survivors..

  • xmomtofourx
    xmomtofourx Member Posts: 44
    Glad your father is doing so well, its good to hear stories like that.

    Good luck to your mother, its easy to think of the worst espeically if you have been thru it before. Prayers all goes well for her.

  • KathiM
    KathiM Member Posts: 8,028 Member
    Hey! Welcome back!!!!
    GREAT news about your dad!!!!! Sorry that your mom isn't well.

    But good for her and you for jumping on it!!!!! That's the best!!!

    Please keep us posted...and even if it is the beast...well...with you in the battle, that guy doesn't stand a chance!!!

    Hugs, Kathi