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by C2WAVE2
Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Another colonoscopy before surgery?
Replies: 22
Views: 2907

Re: Another colonoscopy before surgery?

I didnt have radiation or Chemo, but I had one colonoscopy that discovered the mass, and the surgeon
wanted to do a second one before surgery to scope it out, and mark where he was cutting.. This was after
I had CT and MRI..
by C2WAVE2
Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 7 years NED, stage 4
Replies: 26
Views: 4814

Re: 7 years NED, stage 4

Great news! and inspiring for others!
by C2WAVE2
Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reversal Thread
Replies: 81
Views: 13223

Re: Reversal Thread

I went from two days of diharia post reversal to Constipation fairly quickly.. Not sure what normal is.. But I dont believe it was/is blockage problems.. Gradually the constipation has been getting better. If I had to guess what happening to me, since not as much rectum left, theres not enough build...
by C2WAVE2
Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reversal Thread
Replies: 81
Views: 13223

Re: Reversal Thread

I had hard time urinating after reversal, they measuring my output and not much there for a day or
So, I think I heard mention of maybe having to put catheter back in, and thought of that got me going.
It will gradually get better. Good luck
by C2WAVE2
Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reversal Thread
Replies: 81
Views: 13223

Re: Reversal Thread

Good luck Basil. I sort of similar situation,but stage 1, so no radiation or chemo, had most rectum removed temp bag for two months. Its been about 6 weeks since the reversal. Im doing well but still having bathroom isuues. I been eating just about everything what I used to eat, except nuts. I cant ...
by C2WAVE2
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reversal Journal -- just had the surgery this morning.
Replies: 98
Views: 18936

Re: Reversal Journal -- just had the surgery this morning.

Thanks for the thread and all the good sugestions from everybody, I'm a day behind Mealleous on my reversal. I'm sure everybody's response is different, especially depending on what they had chopped out, and whether Chemo and rad. I am happy to report after my second day home, no more bloody water.....
by C2WAVE2
Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reversal Journal -- just had the surgery this morning.
Replies: 98
Views: 18936

Re: Reversal Journal -- just had the surgery this morning.

Maelleous and all, I'm a day behind you, I had my reversal on Wednesday, the 2nd, and got released , last night, Friday evening, the 4 th. I had hard time urinating after op, but finally after 8 hours i started to go. I know op Shouldn't effect that, except maybe the anesthesia. Pain was not near as...
by C2WAVE2
Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: great news...stage 2a i guess..
Replies: 9
Views: 2378

Re: great news...stage 2a i guess..

Swirdfish, thanks for info .
by C2WAVE2
Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery is over
Replies: 35
Views: 9939

Re: Surgery is over

As Andre mention, drink more than normal amount of water, as you not absorbing as
much since big colon not in equation.
by C2WAVE2
Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery is over
Replies: 35
Views: 9939

Re: Surgery is over

Good to get some help on first bag change.. I had nurse come to house and and she watched while i did it, and while I did o k, it was still helpful having nurse there, she had suggestions ,like have a little bowl of soapy warm water in bowl paper towels ready, good lighting, and mirror. As far as di...
by C2WAVE2
Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery is over
Replies: 35
Views: 9939

Re: Surgery is over

Great! No place like home. The ostomy bags are a little tricky.. I got good instruction before surgery and after on how to change them, and also on getting supplies.. Ive only changed two so far, on my own. The first one went well, but I think i forgot to dry off the skin completely, before applying...
by C2WAVE2
Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: great news...stage 2a i guess..
Replies: 9
Views: 2378

Re: great news...stage 2a i guess..

Your Mum is 6 days ahead of me. I had surgery on May 23rd. I believe I have stage 1. I'm scheduled to meet surgeon on July 7th, to discuss Ileosotmy reversal. I was wondering How soon it is wise to have it. I think the dr plans to look inside first to see how resection has healed, Not sure how that'...
by C2WAVE2
Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: great news...stage 2a i guess..
Replies: 9
Views: 2378

Re: great news...stage 2a i guess..

Effie, I think I know how you and your mom feel I have pretty similar situation, but only one large tumor 6.5 cm In rectum/sigmoid . Great news and a relief, to find out it had not got farther in and lymphs Involved. I be interested to find out more about your moms, and others Ileosotmy reversals, C...
by C2WAVE2
Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery is over
Replies: 35
Views: 9939

Re: Surgery is over

Glad your surgery went well, and you up and about.
Keep at it, good luck with recovery. Chuck

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