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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: 373

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: 373

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: 1505

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: 1412

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: 373

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: 7004

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: 3269

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: 41
Views: 5459

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: 962
Views: 82775

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: 1412

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: 1412

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 ...
by ocstacy
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Ileostomy reversal experience?
Replies: 15
Views: 1412

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 ...
by ocstacy
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Ileostomy reversal experience?
Replies: 15
Views: 1412

Re: Ileostomy reversal experience?

Unless she does some sort of daily Kegel exercises or daily sphincter exercises to keep the bowel-movement muscles and pelvic floor muscles in shape. So, between now and mid-May, you could try to encourage your mother to do some of these exercises every day so that when it comes time for reversal s...
by ocstacy
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Ileostomy reversal experience?
Replies: 15
Views: 1412

Ileostomy reversal experience?

Hi All, My mother will have her ileostomy reversal sometimes this May. I wanted to ask anyone who has had this done, how their experience was or how can I prep and plan for my mom's pre and post surgery? I have heard pro's and con's. Here are some questions: 1. How long was your ileostomy reversal ...
by ocstacy
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mr Ziggy has passed away
Replies: 17
Views: 2329

Re: Mr Ziggy has passed away

I am very sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace. Hugs and love-

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