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by Aqx99
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reversal is Over
Replies: 10
Views: 55

Re: Reversal is Over

Robino1 wrote:Please tell me they fixed your call button!!!!! :shock:


Yes, and they brought me a phone and wrote their phone numbers down for me.
by Aqx99
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reversal is Over
Replies: 10
Views: 55

Re: Reversal is Over

Tell'em damn straight !!! .... get that pain under control NOW ! heal gently and keep bugging them for pain control Hugs 'n Harmony CRguy To add insult to injury, I pressed the call button for more pain meds, and pressed and pressed. Then tried to yell for help. Finally, I texted my mom at home and...
by Aqx99
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reversal is Over
Replies: 10
Views: 55

Reversal is Over

It took about 3 hours for my reversal surgery today. There was a ton of scar tissue my surgeon had to deal with when he got in there. I have an incision down my belly about 5 inches long. At least that explains why I woke up in excruciating pain!
by Aqx99
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: those of you with a colostomy
Replies: 11
Views: 275

Re: those of you with a colostomy

You might want to find out if an oncology counselor is available for him to speak to. I've been seeing the one at my cancer center for several months and she has helped me immensely.
by Aqx99
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reversal recovery time
Replies: 16
Views: 622

Re: Pelvic Health Centers

I am already impressed with the pelvic health center associated with my hospital... http://wunc.org/post/new-pelvic-pain-clinic-offers-comprehensive-care-embarrassing-ailments ⋅  WOMEN'S HEALTH SERVICES WOMEN'S HEALTH SERVICES (PELVIC HEALTH CENTER) Pelvic Pain & Sexual Dysfunction · ...
by Aqx99
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reversal recovery time
Replies: 16
Views: 622

Re: Reversal recovery time

My mom is coming in to stay with me for 11 days. My surgeon told me he wants me out of work for a month, so that time has been requested. I wish this snow storm hadn't hit this week. Good to know as I will be your mother with my mother. She is nervous about the reversal too, she hates surgery as th...
by Aqx99
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reversal recovery time
Replies: 16
Views: 622

Re: Reversal recovery time

My mom is coming in to stay with me for 11 days. I see that your weather there is dreadful right now. I hope it clears up soon and that your mother doesn't have any travel problems on her way to your place. The crazy thing about North Carolina is that we can get a foot of snow on Wednesday, and be ...
by Aqx99
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reversal recovery time
Replies: 16
Views: 622

Re: Reversal recovery time

It's less than a week until your reversal. Do you have everything under control now? Any last-minute questions? My mom is coming in to stay with me for 11 days. My surgeon told me he wants me out of work for a month, so that time has been requested. I wish this snow storm hadn't hit this week. My c...
by Aqx99
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Low Anterior Resection Syndrome: Do you have it?
Replies: 53
Views: 16181

Re: Low Anterior Resection Syndrome: Do you have it?

Her exam was through my vagina. I had damage to my vagina during my LAR. My surgeon accidentally punched a hole in it while scraping my rectum off of it. So I have issues in both openings. I'm so sorry - that really sucks. I feel like recovery from rectal cancer does not receive near as much attent...
by Aqx99
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Low Anterior Resection Syndrome: Do you have it?
Replies: 53
Views: 16181

Re: Low Anterior Resection Syndrome: Do you have it?

Anne, has your PT suggested going through your vagina to get to pelvic floor muscles? I actually delayed my reversal for the pelvic floor PT because it was so effective. Also I don't think any type of PT can go through the anus - the tissue is too compromised. Any exam etc causes me to bleed. Too m...
by Aqx99
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Low Anterior Resection Syndrome: Do you have it?
Replies: 53
Views: 16181

Re: PT for LARS

I am already impressed with the pelvic health center associated with my hospital. After talking with me for a while, the physical therapist examined me (old me would have been a bit put off by that, not anymore) to see how strong my muscles were. After that we discussed how she is going to teach me...
by Aqx99
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Low Anterior Resection Syndrome: Do you have it?
Replies: 53
Views: 16181

Re: Low Anterior Resection Syndrome: Do you have it?

I am already impressed with the pelvic health center associated with my hospital. After talking with me for a while, the physical therapist examined me (old me would have been a bit put off by that, not anymore) to see how strong my muscles were. After that we discussed how she is going to teach me ...
by Aqx99
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Low Anterior Resection Syndrome: Do you have it?
Replies: 53
Views: 16181

Re: Low Anterior Resection Syndrome: Do you have it?

I'll have to revisit this thread after my reversal. I'm seeing the pelvic floor specialist today. Hopefully she will help me avoid some of these issues.
by Aqx99
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 386
Views: 19450

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Happy new yr everyone! Hoping you are all ok. Just checking in. Had chemo 5 and the fatigue has been hard. Onc wants me to ge the neulasta shot today. Depression continues. I don’t hear enough stories of stage 3c survivors and I get so worried. Reading everything about diet- trying the green tea, b...
by Aqx99
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scan timing
Replies: 6
Views: 363

Re: Scan timing

My first scan was within days of finishing chemo. I guess it is just what your oncologist prefers. She has me down for another scan around April, which would be 4 months after finishing chemo.

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