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by tminor5
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: It’s today (with update) Take down scheduled
Replies: 9
Views: 796

Re: It’s today (with update) Take down scheduled

Thought I’d post an update. Roger had a barium test done to test for leaking. The barium didn’t go up far enough. So we got to visit the surgeon earlier this week. He said he could “see” a pin hole opening so he was sending us back for another barium type test. He had us go with his cell number so h...
by tminor5
Sun May 26, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Journey started 1 year ago today
Replies: 1
Views: 328

Journey started 1 year ago today

I can’t believe it’s been a year. It actually feels like it’s been longer. This past Thursday he had his first scan since chemo. This coming Friday he has a barium test to make sure they can finish his resection so we can get rid of his illeostomy. It has been harder to care for then his colostomy. ...
by tminor5
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reversal Log: Experience,Problems, Q & A's
Replies: 436
Views: 79609

Re: Reversal Log: Experience,Problems, Q & A's

We were also confused at first. But he’s had his colostomy since May 2018. He had to originally get the colostomy because of an infection from diverticulitis, which is how we found the cancer. When the surgeon went in to reattach there were soooo many adhesions he was in surgery for almost 8 hours. ...
by tminor5
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reversal Log: Experience,Problems, Q & A's
Replies: 436
Views: 79609

Re: Reversal Log: Experience,Problems, Q & A's

This was a very good thread to read. My husband had a reversal for his colostomy on March 29 however, since the dr was worried about leaking (even though the test passed during surgery) he decided to give him a temp illeostomy. Boy has that been a change. Butt we saw his nurse who helped pouch is os...
by tminor5
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: It’s today (with update) Take down scheduled
Replies: 9
Views: 796

Re: It’s today (with update) Take down scheduled

He was pretty out of it when we finally got to see him. It was also pretty late. 7 hour surgery plus being there early and then recovery. He did ask about his surgery. When I told him about the new bag he asked so it can’t be fixed. So he was atleast glad when I told him this is just 8 weeks enough ...
by tminor5
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: It’s today (with update) Take down scheduled
Replies: 9
Views: 796

Re: It’s today (with update) Take down scheduled

Not what we expected. There was so much scar tissue and his rectum was stuck to his pelvis. When the dr was done with that he sent a “staple” up there to make sure it was ok. It didn’t come out the other side. So they had to open him up more. They did hook him up and the leak test passed. BUT he now...
by tminor5
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: It’s today (with update) Take down scheduled
Replies: 9
Views: 796

Re: It’s today (with update) Take down scheduled

Thank you. I’ll let him know when I finally get to see him. He’s still back there it’s been 6 hours now. I know they started with the robot but said they had to open him up a bit more.
by tminor5
Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: It’s today (with update) Take down scheduled
Replies: 9
Views: 796

Re: It’s today (with update) Take down scheduled

He’s been back there for almost 3 hours. They found a lot of adhesions. So the take down hasn’t even started yet (as of 50 min ago). They say he’s doing great. I’m just being a worry wart.
by tminor5
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: It’s today (with update) Take down scheduled
Replies: 9
Views: 796

It’s today (with update) Take down scheduled

My husbands take down is scheduled for next Friday March 29. A little nervous. But I hope it will all go good. He is a bit more nervous but ready to start the next chapter. He then has his scan on June 10. Then he gets to heal and have a hip replacement in July sometime.
by tminor5
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How long after surgery did you start mop up chemo?
Replies: 6
Views: 540

Re: How long after surgery did you start mop up chemo?

My husband had emergency surgery 5/27? (It’s in my signature) and started chemo 6/25.
by tminor5
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Incomplete colonoscopy - worried about surgery
Replies: 7
Views: 1238

Re: Incomplete colonoscopy - worried about surgery

My husband was the same. We went to the ER for a bowel blockage. Couldn’t do a full colonoscopy because of the cancer. He ended up with a colostomy because there was an infection in there. His surgeon wanted to wait until after chemo to have a full colonoscopy. He will have one on Monday. Then we fi...
by tminor5
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Update on hubby
Replies: 2
Views: 734

Update on hubby

He finished his chemo on Monday November 26. He didn’t have any delays. Although his last chemo day his glucose was high. So we contacted his dr and they ran an A1C and his number was 9.2. So has to adjust his diet and exercise. They are hoping it only spiked because of the steroids. He will go in M...
by tminor5
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colon cancer: my treatment and side effects
Replies: 78
Views: 24543

Re: Colon cancer: my treatment and side effects

My husband has an ostomy and his dr told him to take a stool softener 2 times a day. They were still way to hard. He took more and then things got way to soft. When I went to sams club to get more I talked to the pharmacist because of the limit on the bottle. He told me he was fine taking up to 6 a ...
by tminor5
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Low WBC after 2 treatments of FOLFIRINOX
Replies: 9
Views: 1490

Re: Low WBC after 2 treatments of FOLFIRINOX

My husbands WBC was 3.9 Monday before infusion while it has been around 4.2. I know not bad, I asked him if he had been eating the mandarin oranges still. He said we were out. I was like you have to tell me when we get low. His platelets had also been going down. I made him start eating eggs for bre...
by tminor5
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: So Frustrated....
Replies: 1
Views: 855

So Frustrated....

So with everything my husband has been going through I have decided to get all my scans and stuff done that hasn't been done in a long time. Colon Cancer runs in my family. My mom's dad had it at 50 and they have found polyps in my mom. So I get the recommendation from the doctor to get a colonoscop...

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