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Donna has not posted in quite a while. Praying all is well.

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I just wanted to bring this thread back up to the top to let Donna know her friends here are thinking of her....

Donna? Are you okay? Please check in when you can.

Hoping all is well...Katie

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Hi Donna,
I am thinking of you. How are you? Know that you are in our thoughts.
Aloha,
Kathleen

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Donna are you ok we are worried about you

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Donna,

Thinking of you and hoping all is well. Thanks Diane for the post.

Amy

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Add me to the list of those hoping you're okay.

*hugs*
Gail

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Donna???????????? wanted to bring this back up also. Where are you kiddo - hope all is well...

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I'm posting to bring this thread to the top of the discussion board, so Donna will hopefully see it if she checks in tonight or tomorrow.

Donna- we're all wondering about how you're doing- hope all is well- please post soon!

Lisa

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She's also not been on FaceBook for awhile. Maybe her kids are on Spring Break and she's taking a break from the computer, too?

Positive vibes heading her way, regardless!

Happy Thursday!

Stacy

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one where she is in extreme pain from her WBC booster shot thingy.

I'm very concerned about her and sure wish we knew she was lounging at the beach with the kids, eating watermelon and having a blast!

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I looked on facebook also - hope she is ok.

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Thanks all for thinking of me, and your prayers, you're all so awesome.

Well, those pains I posted about last, led me to going to the local ER Room, who just hooked me up to an IV of Diludin (sp?), and sent me home with a prescription for Prescription strength Alleve....well, when I got home, the pain was still there, and I was having shortness of breath. My hubby said we should go to the James, and went ahead and drove the 2 hours to their OSU Medical CTR ER Room, where they at least took an X-ray, and saw that I had ruptured in my colon, and that bowels were leaking into my belly.. I was told I needed emergency surgery, and may need a colostomy, (which I figured I would have had down the road eventually anyway) but if we didn't have the surgery, I would have died..

The surgery turned out a success, the surgeon told my hubby I was doing remarkable, there was alot of bowels, tumors, and was the worse part of the colon that had all that cancer (sigmoid?) and he said he got it all out, using 11 pints of sea salt in my belly as well, cleaned out my intestines, and I now have bag, and a painful incision which is being healed with a wound vac, it's painful, but it's supposed to heal the wound very fast and it looks really good, with no infections. I spent 9 days in the hospital getting better...I went in Tuesday night, and just got out today, and not a day went by that I wasn't thinking of you all here, and how alot of you have gone through this as well..

Can I be safe to say that I am officially a semi-colon now??? LOL

This was very painful and hard, and now am learning about the colostomy bag, I'm still alittle confused changing it, but hubby, bless him, knows more about it then I do, and has emptied it for me today, and even wants to change it, he really has been a godsend.

Wow..I thought I was going to die that night, but I pulled through, I said my prayers, and the surgeon was very pleased at the outcome, and chemo was put off for a month till my wound heals. My onc sent someone from her team, to let me know it may have been due to the avastin? and may take me off it, but I don't know why yet, she'll talk to me about it next month, but he also said everything looked great...my blood counts and all, and no positive lymph nodes? I think he meant I don't have any cancer in the lymphs.

Thank you for posting, I had to come on here and make sure you all know I am just recovering now and learning how to use my new bag, this should be interesting, I'm in pain, but it should be healed in about a month they said :)

Hope all is well with you all!! XOXOX

~Donna

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Unbelievable what a bad time you have been through but it
sounds like it turned out ok, thank god. I bet you
were terrified and I can't imagine getting through the two
hours drive to Columbus. Your husband is doing great
and helping a lot, so glad for that. Hope you continue
to improve.

Hugs,
Barbara

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What an ordeal. Did hubby punch out the lame-brain who gave you Aleve and sent you home? I know that's the LEAST thing I would have done.

Welcome back from the brink! We're so relieved you are back and seem to be doing well. Keep the faith and know - obviously, reading all of the above posts - that you are in the thoughs and prayers of many of your fellow SemiColons!

- SpongeBob & usakat

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This is why we drive 2 hours to my treatments..the local hospitals suck, and don't specialize in cancers, but my aunt, who used to work at that hospital said anytime a cancer patient comes in complaining of pain, they are to immediately at least have an X-ray taken, that was a waste of time and money there... it was like 10:00 p.m. by the time we got to The James, had my surgery around midnight, the chief surgeon did my sx.

Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers, you're all in mine as well! :)

Huggssss!
~Donna

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what an ordeal!!!!!! glad your surgery went well get your rest and feel better!!! i will talk to ya soon tommy

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Donna,

Good to hear you are back,even if you are minus a few parts.....

My thoughts and prayers are with you for a speedy recovery!

((((((Hugs)))))

Sue

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That's awful! I'm SO glad you went to another hospital and saw a 'real' doctor. You could have died from infection! Whew!

Glad the tumor is OUT and you're on your way to recovery. I'll be praying for you. God bless that hubby of yours for all his help!

Diane

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What a journey! I am glad you went to James. You are one strong chick!

Here's hoping your recovery is swift and uneventful!

Many hugs. Vicki

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Dear Donna,
It is so good to have you back. I didn't know what was going on but I figured it was something and you have been in my prayers. It is so cool how your husband has stepped up and is taking such good care of you... you deserve it.
I'll keep you in my prayers.
Aloha,
Kathleen

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Wow, Donna! I can't believe what you just went through. I have heard of Avastin causing a perforation in the bowel being a rare but possible side effect, but never knew anyone it happened to. I will know what to watch out for, since I have been on Avastin a long time.

What a wonderful hubby you have- bless him! Amazing and sad that the original guys in the ER sent you home with ALEVE- wow- what incompetence!! So glad for how it turned out for you. No lymph nodes affected- that's good news (means it never got to stage 3 yet).

Glad to hear back from you- you take care, rest up, and listen to your body- walk around as much as you can, but don't overdo it.

God bless,
Lisa

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Donna I am so glad things are looking better, just keep on fighting, your husband sounds like mine I have the pump for 46 hours and when I take everything off he has to be right there , The day will come when you will be NED I just know it. well I know you are tired and have a lot of posts to read we all missed you HUGS and you are in my prayers just glad you are back

Sheri22

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So good to hear that they caught it in time and you took that extra precaution to go to the second hospital. I just came home a couple days ago with an ileostomy so I'm getting used to that too.

Don't push it even though you see things that might be needing attending to. I did that yesterday and now I'm suffering today.

Glad to have you home! Hope you recover quickly.

Kim

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As you can see here and on Facebook, we have been worried about you! Sounds like you have been to hell and back! You are one strong gal and I pray you will continue to heal and strengthen. That is really good news the surgeon was able to get everything out. I know your family is breathing a sigh of relief to have you back home! Sounds like you have a great support team and that will definitely go a long way in helping you to recover! Remember to take it easy when you need to and keep us posted when you can!
mary

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What an ordeal!! Shows just how strong you are though. I got my colostomy March 10....2 words of advice - WATER and WALK!! I keep battling constipation pains so make sure you push the liquids and walk as much as you can.

Welcome back!

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Just want to let you know we all missed you and were worried about you. Glad to hear that every thing came out ok. Sounds like it was pretty rough there for awhile. Your husband sounds like a great guy. He has stepped up and is there for you. I will continue to keep you in my prayers and hope that all goes well.
Carletta

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you have had it rough latley but your tough and i see you can do this.when you feel better i need one of your pep talks.#2treatment was hard on me.stll not feeling much better and i have to go for #3 in 5 days.this is not good.get some rest and i know that hubby will take care of you..Godbless.....johnntbegood

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I hope you feel better soon When the bowels leak out that is very serious it is very painful i know, my husbands tumor perforated the colon wall and he was full of poop too that alone can kill you. but you made and you will get bettersoon

michelle

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What a relief Donna to finallly know about you,I'm so glad that you are O.K. I will continue praying for you and your wonderful husband.

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Glad to see you are back and feeling better, but damn girl you've been through the mill! Talk to you later.

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Whenever I had complications, all my friends and family would say "every time you get one step forward, you have to take two steps back"
I always just grinned and said nothing. I hadn't really thought about it like that and still don't. Complication are a part of treatment. There is no 1 step forward 2 steps back with this disease.
From the day you are diagnosed until the day you die you are a cancer survivor. There is no backwards. Keep on keeping on.

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Glad you are back, we were worried about you. Good luck, and hope you are on the road to fast healing.

Gail

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I know Bob already responded, but I wanted to drop you a note and let you know I'm glad you're okay - I was worried.

Gosh, you had quite the ordeal! Sounds like you are in good spirits in spite of all you have been through - good for you.

We will be keeping you in our very best thoughts and prayers....
Katie

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