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by NWgirl
Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:31 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: BLOG - by Leighann Sturgin - "Last Time?"
Replies: 3
Views: 1492

BLOG - by Leighann Sturgin - "Last Time?"

I'm pleased, yet saddened, to present you with Leighann's latest blog. This must have been very hard for her to write. I interviewed Christy for the Colondar 2.0 (2015) and she was all business. I even tried calling her at home once we all returned from Tennessee to try to capture some of that magic...
by NWgirl
Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:06 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Admitted in Hospital for paralyzing backpain!
Replies: 34
Views: 4634

Re: Admitted in Hospital for paralyzing backpain!

This sounds absolutely frightening. I hope they find a resolution to it quickly.
by NWgirl
Sat Jan 31, 2015 9:49 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Apply to be a 2016 Colondar 2.0 Model!
Replies: 4
Views: 1078

Re: Apply to be a 2016 Colondar 2.0 Model!

Looks to me like the deadline (in the very first post here) shows the 31st so I would assume you'll be considered.
by NWgirl
Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My beloved mom's earthly journey has ended
Replies: 13
Views: 3295

Re: My beloved mom's earthly journey has ended

First off, you have my deepest prayers and sympathies. With most of my disease in my lungs, being unable to breathe scares me to death. The experience you shared helps me a lot. Thank you. May your mother find her final place of rest and peace and in time, may each of you find peace in her passing a...
by NWgirl
Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: BLOG post Archive and NEW UPDATES
Replies: 17
Views: 39199

Re: BLOG post Archive

pfCml73183 wrote:This is wonderful.
Belle you are very talented. I feel like I know you when I read your blog posts.
Peace to you, Celeste


Thank you very much. When I write, I think to myself, "I can't be the only person who feels this way!". Comments like yours help me validate my feelings.
by NWgirl
Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: time for a colostomy?
Replies: 29
Views: 4712

Re: time for a colostomy?

If the only reason you are considering an ostomy is to allow your fistula to fully heal, a temporary ileostomy seems quite logical. Just make sure your fistula is fully healed before reversing the ileostomy. I think I've lived with my colostomy for somewhere around 3 years. In that regard, life is v...
by NWgirl
Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:47 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: thinking of you, BELLE
Replies: 153
Views: 16741

Re: thinking of you, BELLE

I'm sorry I haven't posted. When I made it public I had called in hospice, a flurry of friends reached out to me. I've had several out of town visitors and quite a few locals I need to connect with. As soon as things slow down I'll post a more extensive update. I must say, I have been VERY impressed...
by NWgirl
Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:15 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Happy Dance
Replies: 12
Views: 2008

Re: Happy Dance

Good news is always welcome! So happy for you both!
by NWgirl
Wed Jan 14, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: thinking of you, BELLE
Replies: 153
Views: 16741

Re: thinking of you, BELLE

Thank you all for the support. I met with my oncologist yesterday and he was 100% supportive of my decision to stop treatment. He said if he were me he'd do the same thing. I have an appt. to meet with Hospice today. They're coming to my home. I won't kid you, this whole dying thing scares the hell ...
by NWgirl
Tue Jan 13, 2015 12:29 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colace, Miralax, etc....
Replies: 4
Views: 1346

Re: Colace

I use Smooth Move tea, which contains Senna, a stool softener and Miralax, which works by drawing fluids into the colon to flush things out. Average time for me to see results is 24 to 36 hours. Go slowly because you may think things aren't working and end up taking too much and yikes! Sometimes I j...
by NWgirl
Tue Jan 13, 2015 12:20 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: thinking of you, BELLE
Replies: 153
Views: 16741

Re: thinking of you, BELLE

Thank you for all your kindness. I spent the weekend in the hospital with a blockage but I'm home now and feeling much better. Had quite a time in the ER on Friday night. The place was packed and I bet 70% of those people didn't need to be there. They were chatting with friends and family, texting, ...
by NWgirl
Tue Jan 13, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 17 year-old suing over forced chemo treatments
Replies: 31
Views: 2945

Re: 17 year-old suing over forced chemo treatments

This was on the CBS Evening News the other night. The mother said they want to pursue "alternatives" to chemo. When asked what alternatives she wanted to pursue she said she didn't know - that they hadn't had time to look into it yet. The mother emphatically stated (about her daughter); &q...
by NWgirl
Sun Jan 11, 2015 12:47 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Onc says most people keep their colostomies after chemo?
Replies: 8
Views: 1695

Re: Onc says most people keep their colostomies after chemo?

From all I've read here over the past 7 years I can assure you most if not all people DO reverse their ileostomies. Your plumbing will never be what it was, but through trial, error and a lot of support from the folks here, most people find ways to make things bearable with their new plumbing. It ta...
by NWgirl
Tue Jan 06, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: January Blog - When is Enough, Enough?
Replies: 22
Views: 3393

January Blog - When is Enough, Enough?

http://colonclub.com/2015/01/when-is-enough-enough/ Link above to my January blog, "When is Enough, Enough?" - a question many of us have to face and my experiences with making this decision at least thus far. For the first time since I started blogging for The Colon Club I wasn't able to ...
by NWgirl
Mon Jan 05, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Pain management
Replies: 4
Views: 1631

Re: Pain management

Is she seeing a pain management doctor. Some doctors really suck at providing adequate relief. Low dose fentanyl patches may help as they slowly release the medicine without the euphoric high that comes with most opiates. Good luck, Allen That was my first thought. She needs to see a pain managemen...

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