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by Punky44
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Family history
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: Family history

I had the same fears as you when my 68 year old mother got diagnosed so within a month of her diagnosis, I was in the same office requesting a colonoscopy despite only being 34. It was honestly so easy and gave me a ton of peace of mind when everything came back clear. (I had experienced occasional ...
by Punky44
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Supporting my husband with a new DX *UPDATE*
Replies: 28
Views: 4133

Re: Supporting my husband with a new DX *UPDATE*

Great news! My mom had issues gaining with her ileostomy as well—she tried to do protein supplement drinks like Boost and Ensure whenever possible.
by Punky44
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 6 month CT scan clean
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: 6 month CT scan clean

Yay great news!!
by Punky44
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reversal post-op nightmare :(
Replies: 14
Views: 863

Re: Reversal post-op nightmare :(

Her care team wasn’t super concerned when she called yesterday but they said if it doesn’t happen in 48 hours to try some Miralax. So around hour 47 she was on her way from the store with the Miralax and guess what happened.

But yay at least she’s okay :)
by Punky44
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Sort of good news
Replies: 17
Views: 865

Re: Sort of good news

Great news! Good luck this summer!
by Punky44
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reversal post-op nightmare :(
Replies: 14
Views: 863

Re: Reversal post-op nightmare :(

So she ended up having the NG tube in for 48 hours, the second day being a 3 hours off 1 hour on continuous clamping trial. It seemed to be going well so they removed it on Tuesday and had her on all liquids. Then moved to small portions of food on Wednesday and was released yesterday (Thursday.) Sh...
by Punky44
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Bucket List
Replies: 43
Views: 2100

Re: Bucket List

This picture (and car) are awesome!! You need to blow that up poster size on a wall.
by Punky44
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reversal post-op nightmare :(
Replies: 14
Views: 863

Re: Reversal post-op nightmare :(

Thank you all. I’m pretty sure I read through all 29 pages of ileus stories on this site yesterday. No one seems to be overly concerned about either the bleeding (which they said could actually be some watery stool mixed with blood that makes it look like all blood) or the ileus condition at this po...
by Punky44
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reversal post-op nightmare :(
Replies: 14
Views: 863

Reversal post-op nightmare :(

Sorry to keep creating new threads here but I am freaking out. My mom had her takedown on Friday and my biggest worry then was just having her get used to the new bowel and all of the issues I see people post about here, but we aren’t even there yet. It’s been 48 hours with no bowel movement and ins...
by Punky44
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Passing small amounts of blood after reversal
Replies: 4
Views: 328

Re: Passing small amounts of blood after reversal

Thank you both. So the doctor said dark red was normal and they did a CBC and everything was normal except her WBC was slightly elevated, which they attributed to surgery. So I kind of calmed down a bit. But then tonight she said she didn’t feel hungry and then she vomited and her stomach is distend...
by Punky44
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Passing small amounts of blood after reversal
Replies: 4
Views: 328

Passing small amounts of blood after reversal

My mom’s reversal was yesterday and since then she’s had three or so episodes of passing a small amount of blood (dark red, no clots.) No bowel movement yet but this. Should we be concerned? Anyone else have something like this happen? How long did it last?
by Punky44
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: All all ileostomy reversals open wounds?
Replies: 12
Views: 798

Re: All all ileostomy reversals open wounds?

Reversal surgery was today and all went well! And her wound is closed! Mayo said they do this as standard unless the tissues look damaged or there is a high chance of infection. So interesting! Crossing our fingers that these next couple days go well and she can be discharged. She had a couple spots...
by Punky44
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: All all ileostomy reversals open wounds?
Replies: 12
Views: 798

Re: All all ileostomy reversals open wounds?

Interesting CR Guy and Rock Robster! I will keep you posted on what they end up doing.

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