crohnietoo, I have a question for you

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   Posted 12/30/2008 6:02 AM (GMT -7)   
I have had crohns for 4 years and don't post just lurk in the back ground but remember back sometime ago you posting something about the different stages of the digestive track, what each part did as it broke down food before leaving the body. The reason I ask my husband as been dx with lynch syndrome, this gives him an 82% chance of getting colon cancer, he has already had a number of pre cancerous pylops and after seeing 2 gastro's an a colo-rectal surgeon in Rochester they all agree he should have his colon removed (they also discovered he has colitis with the biopsies they have done). They will be attaching the small intestene to the rectum and he thank God will not have to have a colostomey. This thought caused him a lot of grief. I remember reading that post but just don't know how I would even look for it. I thought this might help him understand what the new normal might be for him. Although the surgeon says it will be a good year before he knows what that will look like.
Sorry this was so long but have always remembered that post and was hoping you could help me out. Thank you and the best of health to you and yours.

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   Posted 12/30/2008 9:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Oooh boy, Donna! Color me red-faced! I don't remember! It must have been just a synopsis of something I had recently read! I know, fat lotta help I am. I'm thinking tho that the Mayo Clinic website has that information. I'm sorry to learn of your hubby's situation - but - better safe than sorry! At least he has an option! (((hugs))) to you and yours and Happy New Year!
PB4 may well have that information from her readings or from her Canadian Crohn's & Colitis organization.

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   Posted 12/30/2008 10:03 AM (GMT -7)   


Thank you for such a quick reply, I knew it was a long shot but had my fingers crossed. Thanks for the well wishes for my husband. It's a scary thing this darn gene but in most cases it's good to know. Out of 11 people in my husband family 5 have been positive and 3 older children of my husbands brothers need to be tested. My youngest daughter was positive and when her children are old enough they will need to be tested. My daughter is 31 and has started her colonscopies with all negative results NO pylops. Thank God. She did have to have her remaining ovary out because of an increased risk of ovarian cancer from this gene. Sorry to have gone on but thought you might find all of this interesting. Thanks for your time and I wish you the best of health.


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   Posted 12/30/2008 6:00 PM (GMT -7)   
The colon mainly gets the water out of the stool. So he will have to be careful about dehydration, but the uc board might be of help.
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