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by Caat55
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surviving radiation for rectal cancer
Replies: 226
Views: 51888

Re: Surviving radiation for rectal cancer

Hope the procedue goes well and quick recovery Eleda, likewise for everyone hear. Just leavnig home now to start my Avastin this morning, onc says it should maintain quality of life but wont really prolong things. So sad to hear whats happening in New Zealand, ther aer so many evil people donig bad...
by Caat55
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mop up chemo experiences
Replies: 199
Views: 58035

Re: Mop up chemo experiences

Hi Adele, I had my first colonoscopy and an ileioscopy, tube through stone to check out what can’t be seen from below. I have two things, how lucky for me. Diversion colistic and radiation always proctitis, both irritations due to the treatments. The diversion colititus will go away after reversal, ...
by Caat55
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mop up chemo experiences
Replies: 199
Views: 58035

Re: Mop up chemo experiences

I had my first colonoscopy and Ileostomy yesterday. Everything clean but I was diagnosed with radiation proctitis. What now. He did an argon gas caterazation but still filling weird. How does this impact my upcoming reversal? Anyone else ever experience anything like this? Help!
Susan
by Caat55
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I hope it's nothing...
Replies: 12
Views: 2643

Re: I hope it's nothing...

VK,
I was just diagnosed yesterday with radiation proctitus. I am scheduled for a reversal in a month. I am very conce4ned that this is going to be a problem. How have things worked out for you?
S
by Caat55
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 524
Views: 118779

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Good for you and your family :D
Susan
by Caat55
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surviving radiation for rectal cancer
Replies: 226
Views: 51888

Re: Surviving radiation for rectal cancer

Could for you planning a trip. My port is out, about three weeks now. Still a little sore when bumped but not like it was when in. Getting in 10000 steps daily and at least 5 to 10 minutes of strength training, shot for 20 minutes but only make it about 3 or 4 days a week. Preanesthesia call next st...
by Caat55
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery tomorrow..
Replies: 6
Views: 400

Re: Surgery tomorrow..

The home health nurse should be experienced with people with nerve issues, fine motor challenges. There are bags that are easier to change then others. The occupational therapist that works in HH should also be able to help, I am one so I should know. It was a challenge to change it during chemo as ...
by Caat55
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 524
Views: 118779

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Waiting to hear some good news. In my thoughts!
Susan
by Caat55
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colon cancer: my treatment and side effects
Replies: 78
Views: 22741

Re: Colon cancer: my treatment and side effects

Isn't it nice to have the port gone? I have a little over a month to go before reversal. Trying to get loose ends wrapped up. I can do writing from home but need to see a lot of kids between now and then. Good luck with the 5k. I am happy to be getting my 10000 steps in most days and get in my yoga....
by Caat55
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surviving radiation for rectal cancer
Replies: 226
Views: 51888

Re: Surviving radiation for rectal cancer

Hi Adele,

Beginning to feel real for me. I have colonoscopy in two weeks. Preop appointment with hospital, anesthesiologist. Using by supplies. Count down to begin soon.
How about you?
by Caat55
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newly Diagnosed Stage 3C Rectal Cancer
Replies: 12
Views: 845

Re: Newly Diagnosed Stage 3C Rectal Cancer

CMarie, I am very sorry, it is a lot to take in. There is lot of scary stuff here but also a lot of hope and success. We have been where you are now and for many of us the questions, honest answers and support were a lifeline. I have great family and friends but there are things I only said here. Yo...
by Caat55
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1419
Views: 276347

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

Isn't it sad that health insurance is what drives so many of the important decisions about our life? I am concerned that is I were to retire I would not be able to get insurance I can afford because of this preexisting condition. Glad to here things are settling for you. Susan This is the reason my...
by Caat55
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1419
Views: 276347

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

My husband should be eligible for Medicare in a few. We have one 22 year old daughter who we would like to keep on insurance, other four(combined family) are one their own. I will probably continue to work for a bit as I am only 56 and can get health benefits at half time, not cheap but better than ...
by Caat55
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1419
Views: 276347

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

Isn't it sad that health insurance is what drives so many of the important decisions about our life?
I am concerned that is I were to retire I would not be able to get insurance I can afford because of this preexisting condition.
Glad to here things are settling for you.

Susan

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