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  • Shared Experiences

    Feeling sad and overwhelmed :-(

    Hi all, I went to visit my grandfather this morning after a huge operation to remove cancer from the bowel, 25cm of bowel gone as well. Im praying that it is all gone, he is 81 years old today and has been my rock, my support and like my father my whole life. This awful disease doesnt discriminate, i feel totally helpless and praying he will be ok. He has been in ICU for 24 hours now, and drs said he will be moving into a ward so thats a great thing. Grandfather has had many polyps removed over the years, he has had a yearly colonoscapy that picked up on this cancer.

    I truely feel for everyone affected by this silent deadly killer :-(
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  • Bowel Cancer Australia is the leading community-funded charity dedicated to prevention, early diagnosis, research, quality treatment and care for everyone affected by bowel cancer. We … View Profile

    Hi Kristen,

    Thank you for your post regarding your grandfather’s recent diagnosis and operation, and also for sharing some of your own experiences - as a loved one of someone undergoing treatment for bowel cancer.

    We know how hard it can be to hear that someone you care about has bowel cancer, and to support them through their treatment.

    Please do let us know if we can ever assist by offering advice, or help by answering any questions you have.

    If you do have any queries or concerns - please feel free to contact us at Bowel Cancer Australia for advice from our nurse and nutritionist advisory services, or if you would like more information on joining our Love My Family Community which, among many things, can put in contact with another member in a similar situation – family members and/or carers of someone undergoing treatment for bowel cancer.

    Sending your grandfather our very best wishes.

    Kind regards

    The team at Bowel Cancer Australia

    Please Note: Bowel Cancer Australia's Nurse and Nutritionist Advisory services are subject to the following disclaimer.

  • Nicky @team healthshare

    HealthShare Member

    Hi Kristen,

    Thank you for your post and sharing what you are going through- you are not alone as there are many in this community who are going through a similar thing as you and should be able to offer you support. We hope your grandfather recovers well from the surgery, please keep us updated on his progress.

    Kind regards,


  • Kristen Issa

    HealthShare Member

    thankyou so much Nicky, my grandfather after such a huge operation has finally come out of hospital and is recovering remarkable well, his blood test results so far have shown no spread in his lymph nodes. Has been a very difficult time. I really appriciate the kindness shown through this website, his very comforting not being alone xxxx

  • Christine

    HealthShare Member

    My father had a similar op when he was 76 and although at the time is was horrible, he recoverd really well and died aged 89 from old age.  He was given a second chance at life and witnessed 4 more grandchildren born and spent time with my mother travelling. 


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