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by Utwo
Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: rest at home time after the surgery
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Re: rest at home time after the surgery

Some people with laparoscopic right hemicolectomy come to the office in about a week after surgery. Two to three weeks off seem rather normal for an office worker. I took 5 weeks off work due to after-surgery complications. By the way, it was up to me to decide when to come back. My doctor did not p...
by Utwo
Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Asking questions before diagnosis?
Replies: 11
Views: 609

Re: Asking questions before diagnosis?

12 years of bleeding doesn't look like cancer. However getting a colonoscopy is a good idea in this case. In my case bleeding was not caused by cancer, but colonocopy discovered it. How old is your husband? The most important is to do the best possible preparation to make sure that they do not miss ...
by Utwo
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Sexual implications of colon resection--can we talk?
Replies: 21
Views: 4396

Re: Sexual implications of colon resection--can we talk?

Tdubz wrote:I was told basically that any exchange of bodily fluids can be harmful to the other person.

There is an easy and cheap solution for this.
by Utwo
Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Will my BM's ever return to normal?
Replies: 11
Views: 660

Re: Will my BM's ever return to normal?

The Konsyl D was advised by my colorectal nurse and the amount has varied from one to two teaspoons daily. The reason I was given is that with so much bowel missing, water is not absorbed so much, resulting in looser motions. Hence, the Konsyl D which is meant to help absorb water. Konsyl D a.k.a. ...
by Utwo
Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Slightly O/T: Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Glyphosate
Replies: 13
Views: 1254

Re: Slightly O/T: Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Glyphosate

I'm not going to tell hubby that he will not be able to buy Round-Up from 2019 :wink: Please - Does anyone have a good alternative to Round-Up for weeding a graveled area? I'm not getting younger and in the future the old fashioned weeding by hand will not be possible for me due to a bad back. LPL ...
by Utwo
Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Will my BM's ever return to normal?
Replies: 11
Views: 660

Re: Will my BM's ever return to normal?

44 months since bowel cancer surgery, about half of it removed. Sometimes normal but often soft and/or explosive still. I take a teaspoon of Konsyl D each day as a fibre supplement. At times the urge becomes urgent and nobody should get in my way and certainly not be using the toilet when they hear...
by Utwo
Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Prepopik - colonoscopy prep
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Re: Prepopik - colonoscopy prep

Prepopik is the same as Pico-salax. Please search for "prep" and you will find several previous discussions. Read them carefully and you will notice that people have different preferences. On one of this threads you can find a link to a .pdf document describing pros and cons of 4 different...
by Utwo
Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Things Not to Say and the Responses I want to Make (Rant)
Replies: 113
Views: 9280

Re: Things Not to Say and the Responses I want to Make (Rant)

As for Big Carrot, I've had a lot of really, really rough nights perched atop my Squatty Potty since my reversal, but the absolute worst one, the one I will always remember, was after I decided to introduce a couple of raw carrots i nto my diet and see how it went. It felt like I swallowed a couple...
by Utwo
Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: ***News Stories Thread*** ONGOING 2017
Replies: 120
Views: 21098

How prudishness of Americans and shyness/hypocrisy of American politicians kill people due to inefficient allocation of

https://www.forbes.com/sites/johngoodman/2014/12/22/what-is-a-year-of-life-worth/#1444abbcad98 Declaring the idea of cost effectiveness a “forbidden topic in the health care debate,” Aaron Carroll shows just how adverse we are to the idea of comparing money cost with health outcomes. It’s even writ...
by Utwo
Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: PET Scan Results - More Cancer???
Replies: 55
Views: 4934

Re: PET Scan Results - More Cancer???

What is a difference between this "endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)" and piecemeal removal of a large sessile polyp, that is pretty common in North America?

PIecemeal removal requires more skills and not all doctors are willing to do it.
by Utwo
Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: PREP GETS HARDER TO TOLERATE
Replies: 16
Views: 1790

Re: PREP GETS HARDER TO TOLERATE

I had 4 sachets (4 glasses) of picoprep and one litre of colonlytely to drink - ugh so ghastly. I tried to make it less by making it more concentrated. This time I have not received any preparation instructions. So I used what was the most popular on this forum adjusted to my afternoon appointment ...
by Utwo
Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Things people say or don't say but it's okay
Replies: 82
Views: 6047

Re: Things people say or don't say but it's okay

One of my friends is studying to become a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She told me that they have strict guidelines not to treat such illnesses as severe heart/kidney deficiency, cancer etc. As an exception some TCM doctors can treat cancer patients to alleviate their symptoms, however th...
by Utwo
Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Things people say or don't say but it's okay
Replies: 82
Views: 6047

Re: Things people say or don't say but it's okay

Bowel cancer is probably one of the cancers where lifestyle habits have the highest impact on risk. (ME: no duh) Therefore, lifestyle habits have the highest impact on cure. In other words, when it is estimated that 47% of colorectal cancers could be prevented by appropriate lifestyles ... As far a...
by Utwo
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Type of Dr
Replies: 5
Views: 1092

Re: Type of Dr

How big is 50 cents coin?
Where do you live?
I am asking this question because I never saw such coin.
by Utwo
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Right hemicolectomy fears
Replies: 26
Views: 4201

Re: Right hemicolectomy fears

Can any of you guys who've had this op give me any reassurance that life will return to normal afterwards? I've never had any trouble with my bowels and I'm fearful about that changing. Congratulations with the outcome of your surgery! Lisa, could you provide an update on your current life? How dif...

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