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Dec. 12, 2005
dj
32 posts
help please
I have a friend who has colon cancer and may need to wear a bag. Does anyone out ther wear a bag to play ball or know of anyone that does. My friend does not want to play if he has to do this. Thanks in advance.
Dec. 12, 2005
JW
10 posts
dj I know of three men that I played ball with at various times who either wore bags or pads because of leakage. All had testicular cancer The question your friend has to answer is whether he wants to stay active ---- of just give up.
Dec. 13, 2005
Easy E
Men's 55
44 posts
dj, I had prostate cancer surgery on Aug.08th of this year. I had to wear a bag for a couple of weeks. After the bag came off, I had to wear a pad until the leaking stopped. I didn't let that stop me from being active at all. As a matter of fact, I played in the worlds in Az. in Oct. Tell your friend that it's a mental process too.
Dec. 14, 2005
Mitch
Men's 50
68 posts
dj...Have your friend check into a procedure known as "laposcopic surgery". I don't know if the procedure is done for colon cancer but I had it done for prostate cancer in Jan. 04. I only had 5 very small incisions where they put in the insturments and they were controled by a robot. I had surgery on Jan. 7th, released on Jan 9th, walked 2.5 miles on Jan. 10th and returned to softball on Feb. 7th, exactly 1 month after surgery. I didn't have to wear a bag but I did wear a pad for leakage for about 3 months and now everything is fine. As far as playing the game goes, tell your friend to stay with it. If that's what it takes to stay active and enjoy life--then don't give it up. Tell him not to worry about what other people might think, most will completely understand and those who don't better pray to God that they don't have to go through what he's going through now. It's scary but it can be defeated. Wish him good luck.
Dec. 20, 2005
cpope
Men's 60
160 posts
dj


I have played with a friend that has wore a "bag" for over 20 years. He pitches, fields, runs and hits well. Never had a proplem and i have played over 300 games with him. Even played in World tournaments together.
Feel free to e-mail me if you have any futher questions.
cpope3 @ tampabay.rr.com
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