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by ocstacy
Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Second parent diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer
Replies: 16
Views: 660

Re: Second parent diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer

Hey there guys! We just found out yesterday that my mom has stage 4 colon cancer that’s spread to her lungs and bones as you can imagine this isn’t the easiest news to receive. Hi there, First,I don't know what to say except for that this support group is really supportive and awesome. I hear it's ...
by ocstacy
Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Young mom, terrified I have cancer
Replies: 1
Views: 13

Re: Young mom, terrified I have cancer

Please get a colonoscopy like I did because I had hemmy's too. The polyp was benign but my mom's wasn't. She had stage 3, but now in remission and having reversal in 4 days. I wish you the best. This is a good support group.
by ocstacy
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 4 more days until reversal for mom..
Replies: 8
Views: 124

Re: 4 more days until reversal for mom..

I'm four days behind your mom - hope to hear more from you next week. I always think about you Mike and like to read your recent posts as you have been behind my mom from the very start. I will keep you updated as I will be staying with her at the hospital and she will be staying with me for recove...
by ocstacy
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 4 more days until reversal for mom..
Replies: 8
Views: 124

Re: 4 more days until reversal for mom..

Planning for death/dying is something that everyone should consider doing. Meeting with an estate attorney is best done when there is not a looming health emergency. Establishing an advanced health care directive, durable power of attorney, will, and living trust. All of my immediate family members...
by ocstacy
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 4 more days until reversal for mom..
Replies: 8
Views: 124

Re: 4 more days until reversal for mom..

My ileostomy reversal was a very exciting day! Beat the doctor's odds, only had 5 weeks and was out of the hospital after reversal in 2 days. I couldn't eat much but potatoe salad sounds wonderful! Best of luck to your mom. I wish her well. Thank you so much! That is great, only two days! I really ...
by ocstacy
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Just Diagnosed
Replies: 42
Views: 954

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: 8
Views: 124

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: 313

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: 69
Views: 6706

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: 403

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: 403

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: 1577

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: 1527

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: 403

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: 7386

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 ...

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