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Three years ago I was one of the youngest 68 year olds around. Never felt better and hit the golf ball better than ever. Then my first colonoscopy revealed a colorectal tumor. Then a CT scan suggested a bladder tumor. Yup, both were malignant. We got rid of the bladder tumor first then did chemo and radiation for the other one which was removed and the piping was reconnected. But a stricture formed and scar tissue became inflamed and the pain became unbearable. A second opinion agreed with the first; I needed to rest rest the surgical site and let it heal. So now I'm in the third month of a transverse loop colostomy and doing as well as colostomates can do, I guess. It's been, and continues to be, a real learning experience. I have a long way to go but I've come pretty far already. My wife of 49 years has been with me every step of the way and I thank her and God for where I am.
Maybe as I continue to learn more about this stuff I'll be able to help someone else. Mike

It helps me to know what others, like me, have gone through and how they've handled it. Hopefully I'll be able to contribute to others and make their situations a little better.
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