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by Utwo
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Sunnybrook vs Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: Sunnybrook vs Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto

My doctor told me that the best US hospitals are better than the best Canadian hospitals.
So Boston, Cleveland or NY should be better. :(
by Utwo
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colonoscopy prep question
Replies: 10
Views: 499

Re: Colonoscopy prep question

Mine will be done by the surgeon who did my RHC and her form states " Purchase Bi-Peglyte from the pharmacy. ABSOLUTELY NO SUBSTITUTIONS." Once I compared minerals content and osmolarity of PegLyte and RestoraLax + Gatorade. They were quite different. I came to conclusion that PegLyte sho...
by Utwo
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Is colon cancer curable completely?
Replies: 11
Views: 878

Re: Is colon cancer curable completely?

Junebayon wrote:... which really devastated me.

Junebayon, I recommend this article for you on how to talk to a cancer patient:
http://facingcancerwithgrace.com/circle-of-support/
Ring Theory
by Utwo
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Fathering to a healthy baby after chemoradiation?
Replies: 8
Views: 246

Re: Fathering to a healthy baby after chemoradiation?

Nohogirl , eggs are given to a woman only once. This is a reason that pregnancy is not recommended after chemo or radiation. Sperms are created non-stop. The risk of getting a defective sperm decreases exponentially after the end of chemo or radiation. After a certain time this risk is back to the ...
by Utwo
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Review of my Journey so far -> ⓊⓟⒹⒶⓉⒺ Dec 4 /2018
Replies: 227
Views: 78820

Re: Review of my Journey so far -> ⓊⓟⒹⒶⓉⒺ Nov/2018

CRguy, what is your planned ratio of X-Rays to CT scans?
How often do you have X-Rays and how often CT scans?
by Utwo
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Review of my Journey so far -> ⓊⓟⒹⒶⓉⒺ Dec 4 /2018
Replies: 227
Views: 78820

Re: Review of my Journey so far -> ⓊⓟⒹⒶⓉⒺ Nov/2018

… Cardio : change statins, regular bloods, good stress test results, booked echo but cardio honcho is not concerned about imminent issues and just wants to cover the bases and manage risk factors. ... CRguy , why do you need statins? Do you see calcified plaques in your coronary arteries (on CT sca...
by Utwo
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Sleeping with: bag, heart monitor and pump accached
Replies: 9
Views: 392

Re: Sleeping with: bag, heart monitor and pump accached

I can not sleep on my back and turn from side to side through the night. Never underestimate yourself. For my whole life I believed that I was a side sleeper. However when I was neither able to sleep on my right side nor on my left side after a couple of sleepless nights I have learned how to sleep...
by Utwo
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How to support my husband??
Replies: 8
Views: 408

Re: How to support my husband??

We are both healthcare providers and understand that the statistics aren't good. The opposite is true. Chances of your husband for complete recovery are much better than 50%. How do I make him believe that he is not the numbers? Do not be to pushy. Do not "make your husband …". Approach s...
by Utwo
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Swollen ascending colon
Replies: 6
Views: 321

Re: Swollen ascending colon

Jenthomas1 wrote:Hi has anybody been able to feel their ascending colon?
Previously I was able to feel it.
Right now I do not feel it anymore. :(

Jenthomas1, how old are you?
by Utwo
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: We Need Some Laughs Here: Reloaded 2018
Replies: 151
Views: 44781

Re: We Need Some Laughs Here: Reloaded 2018

When I noticed this statue, my first association was that it was a monument to missing parts of colon. :( What do you believe is an official explanation for this piece of art located in Calgary, Alberta? https://www.figvam.ca/cloud/pics/i/12148.jpg?ttt=1540902355 http://www.figvam.ca/cloud/pics/i/12...
by Utwo
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: General question about CT scan
Replies: 12
Views: 788

Re: General question about CT scan

The radiologist commented on all my organs from the heart down. Said everything was unremarkable. Being "unremarkable" is good, especially in this context. Statistically speaking your bleeding may be caused by diverticulosis, Crohn, colitis and quite a few other conditions. Cancer is just...
by Utwo
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Major cancer centers/insurance
Replies: 26
Views: 1921

Re: Major cancer centers/insurance

I will have to check. Open enrollment starts Monday and I’ll select 66% anyways as the price difference is small. I probably should have changed it last year. I didn’t expect the post reversal period to be so difficult. NHMike , please read the fine print! Such increase may require doctor's note de...
by Utwo
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Major cancer centers/insurance
Replies: 26
Views: 1921

Re: Major cancer centers/insurance

NHMike wrote:But I'm going to up my LTD to 66% from 50% this enrollment season.
NHMike, are you allowed to do this?
Have you studied the fine print?
by Utwo
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Another disappointing ER visit and frustrations!
Replies: 11
Views: 1150

Re: Another disappointing ER visit and frustrations!

DarknessEmbraced, was this ER department at the same hospital where you had your surgery?

As for my experience, going to ER of a hospital where I had my surgery was more useful regardless of a longer drive.
by Utwo
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Weight
Replies: 12
Views: 784

Re: Weight

You need to be able to see all pros and cons.

Having a bit of extra kilos or pounds is beneficial in case of any complication when you are required to fast.
You can find quite a few posts in this forum by people who are concerned about their low weight.

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