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by ocstacy
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Just Diagnosed
Replies: 37
Views: 780

Re: Just Diagnosed

I studied U/S in college and did a course. Interesting to see different structures in bodies.. abnormal or normal. I actually found my gallstones by scanning and I have multiple gallstones and prob need my gallbladder removed soon. Thought it was my liver! Close. Anyhow, Hypoechoic – less echogenic ...
by ocstacy
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 4 more days until reversal for mom..
Replies: 4
Views: 79

4 more days until reversal for mom..

It's been a crazy and wild journey going through this cancer journey with my mama who lives two doors down from me. She is quite excited to get this ileostomy reversal out of the way on 07/26 but I am a little anxious as I will be with her the whole time as my father is too old to travel (age 84 and...
by ocstacy
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Curcumin ~ What brand
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Re: Curcumin ~ What brand

There are so many curcumins out there. What brand should I start using?


Make sure it has black pepper and ginger. I get mine off of amazon and i take it daily $20
by ocstacy
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surviving radiation for rectal cancer
Replies: 66
Views: 6598

Re: Surviving radiation for rectal cancer

Pardon my lack of modesty but passing a stool is like shiting razor blades. The doctor has prescribed proctofoam and proctocream Pardon my lack of modesty but passing a stool is like shiting razor blades. The doctor has prescribed proctofoam and proctocream I am sorry you are going through that. My...
by ocstacy
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mom took last chemo med before mother's day....
Replies: 6
Views: 401

Re: Mom took last chemo med before mother's day....

Here is a brief summary of the reversal process. If you need more information, just let us know. There's a lot of information on the reversal process on this forum. The main keywords to use to find the posts on this forum are: REVERSAL, or TAKEDOWN. Wow, thank you so much! I really appreciate this ...
by ocstacy
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mom took last chemo med before mother's day....
Replies: 6
Views: 401

Re: Mom took last chemo med before mother's day....

'm glad your Mom is done chemo and hope her reversal goes well!*hugs*


Thank you. I will be my mom's nurse after her surgery this summer and she is moving in w/ us!
by ocstacy
Tue May 15, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery tomorrow (Thursday)
Replies: 18
Views: 1575

Re: Surgery tomorrow (Thursday)

I am not a BSN yet, but I sure felt like one to my mother. I slept next to her each night at the hospital and I was awakened every 3 hours.. it wasn't fun at all. You will get through it with time and patience, this is a great site for support. xo
by ocstacy
Tue May 15, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Ileostomy reversal experience?
Replies: 15
Views: 1524

Re: Ileostomy reversal experience?

Also buy a tube of Calmoseptine Ointment - it will help greatly with a red and raw bottom from going too much (it's called "clustering"), which happens a lot in the first few weeks. Is the same as "Zinc oxide?" We have a ton of this from the home health. Thank you for the advice.
by ocstacy
Tue May 15, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mom took last chemo med before mother's day....
Replies: 6
Views: 401

Mom took last chemo med before mother's day....

Hi all, Haven't been on in awhile. So my mom took her last chemo med on May 10, 2018. We celebrated on Mother's day and I took her to the beach with my in laws, husband and daughter. She looked so energetic and so happy. I can't believe a year has gone by since her DX, Neoadjuvant radiation, surgery...
by ocstacy
Tue May 15, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colon rectal cancer found during routine colonoscopy
Replies: 64
Views: 7377

Re: Colon rectal cancer found during routine colonoscopy

Colon rectal cancer found during routine colonoscopy Unread postby Lotus » Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:20 pm Dear friends, This is my first post here. I am a 71 year old female. I went in for a routine colonoscopy last week and expected the results to be normal. I last colonoscopy was 10 years ago I had no ...
by ocstacy
Mon May 14, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Just found out I have cancer
Replies: 26
Views: 3379

Re: Just found out I have cancer

My mom was diagnosed exactly one year ago, one week before Mother's day. Her dr. straight out told me while she was still sedated that she had cancer and it didn't look good. I immediately when into a daze.. and got weak. Ran to bath room and started to cry. Never in a million years, would I EVER th...
by ocstacy
Mon May 14, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surviving radiation for rectal cancer
Replies: 66
Views: 6598

Re: Surviving radiation for rectal cancer

Hi there. My mommy went through the same pain you are explaining last summer. Towards the end she said the pain was a 10 because her location was 3 inches above rectum, very close to opening. Not sure if your nurse explained the end treatment is the strongest because they narrow down the radiation a...
by ocstacy
Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1024
Views: 91268

Re: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017

Took my nap and it is still awful. This is going to be tough until it starts to subside. Going back to sleep some more with gloves. Been thinking about you. How is everything? My mom and you were doing everything at the same time. My mom had tough recovery. She is now just on Xeloda, you? Hope all ...
by ocstacy
Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Ileostomy reversal experience?
Replies: 15
Views: 1524

Re: Ileostomy reversal experience?

As for the rest, you will have to prepare your mother for many changes. The first few months were a nightmare for me. I really considered getting the bag back!!!! Or die. Really. The doctors were not helpful as they don't seem to have a clue. I was pooping all the time. I was sore and tired. Thank ...
by ocstacy
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Ileostomy reversal experience?
Replies: 15
Views: 1524

Re: Ileostomy reversal experience?

The first week or so after everything is hooked back up is a tad hectic and chaotic and stick to bland foods. Imodium will also be your mums friend, at least for the first little while. She’ll see improvements measured in weeks and months rather than days but it does get batter. Good to know about ...

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