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by ocstacy
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 3 rectal cancer....
Replies: 9
Views: 247

Re: Stage 3 rectal cancer....

My mom had Stage 3 Rectal cancer. The radiation shrunk the tumor so small that there wasn't really anything for the surgeon to get during surgery. There were no lymph's involved thank goodness. The 1st surgery was brutal recovery cause my mom is older. She ended up having a pus filled sac infection....
by ocstacy
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newly diagnosed rectum cancer
Replies: 13
Views: 514

Re: Newly diagnosed rectum cancer

'm freaking out quite a bit though. Hard to think about anything else, even while working. I pray and hope for the best, but somewhat expect the worse. I can feel the anxiety clawing at me. I know exactly what you are feeling. Although I do not have cancer, I am a caregiver of my mother who was DX ...
by ocstacy
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 4 more days until reversal for mom..
Replies: 9
Views: 261

Re: 4 more days until reversal for mom..

Good luck with the reversal! I hope this surgery goes much smoothier than the previous one.

Thank you! Shorter surgery and hospital stay. Little different recovery.
by ocstacy
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My mom is dying
Replies: 24
Views: 2002

Re: My mom is dying

My mom passed away on 4th July.

I'm sorry to hear the loss of your mother. My birthday is on July 4th. Just know that she is in peace now and all the fireworks you see in the sky are your mother's angel dust. Big hugs. Prayers to you and your fam
by ocstacy
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colonoscopy at 25-- Scared
Replies: 19
Views: 745

Re: Colonoscopy at 25-- Scared

Good luck with your colonscopy. The prep is not fun, but what was great for me is that I had a bed side commode toilet and just kept in the living room and just stayed up all night there watching the Bachelorette. Warning, do not drink the prep over your laptop keyboard as it killed mine. I was so b...
by ocstacy
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal fissure post reversal
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Rectal fissure post reversal

Hi all, Tomorow marks my mother's 3-week recovery from ileostomy reversal. She was doing okay up until last week when she developed a horrible excruciating pain in her rectum. She said her pain level was a 9 and explained it to be like "Ice picks" while going to the bathroom. So she finall...
by ocstacy
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1153
Views: 98123

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

It's been a lot of 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2 and sometimes 1, 2, 2, 1, 2, 2, 1, 2, 2. I hop in the shower after every couple of rounds to clean up areas that I can't get with toilet paper. Hi mike, Sounds a like what my mama is going through. She had to stop Metamucil and take Immodium for Diarrea. I got he...
by ocstacy
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1153
Views: 98123

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

Just give yourself time to see where you are at in the next few months and what will work for you. The first thing I'm sure your surgeon will recommend is some type of fiber like Metamucil. My mother is almost two weeks post op from reversal. She stopped the Metamucil yesterday due to soreness down...
by ocstacy
Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 15 Months Post LAR - fluid and 2 lung nodules
Replies: 5
Views: 301

Re: 15 Months Post LAR - fluid and 2 lung nodules

A coworker's wife was scheduled to have a biopsy to look at a lung nodule that showed up and they were worried that it was cancer. Her husband remembered that she had had pneumonia (or some other infection) in the past year and one of the doctors thought that that might be the cause. So they waited...
by ocstacy
Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: A month after takedown/ reversal-a few questions
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: A month after takedown/ reversal-a few questions

I did reach a point over the last week where I had enough so am now trying a daily enema, which has really made a difference. I do it in the morning and it allows me to go the full day without any movements, etc. Now and then I have a little bit here and there, but very tolerable and the procedure ...
by ocstacy
Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mom's ileostomy reversal 07/24/18
Replies: 7
Views: 384

Re: Mom's ileostomy reversal 07/24/18

Thanks for all of the graphic detail to set my expectations for next week. Hi Mike, I will be thinking of you and wish you a successful surgery and fast recovery. My mom's dr. wanted to discharge her today, but my mom didn't feel comfortable due to her diarrhea. She had her first real meal in almos...
by ocstacy
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mom's ileostomy reversal 07/24/18
Replies: 7
Views: 384

Mom's ileostomy reversal 07/24/18

Hi all, My mom had her reversal done on 07/24/18 7:20 a.m. Her surgery lasted about 2 hours, her recovery was much longer. Her surgeon walked out to the visitor's lounge and I was surprised to see him so early. He said surgery was a success and my mom did great, however, they did find a hernia behin...
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: 17
Views: 979

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: 5
Views: 359

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: 9
Views: 261

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...

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