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by SoCalSaz
Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: BrownBagger ....... I don't know what to say
Replies: 125
Views: 38213

Re: BrownBagger ....... I don't know what to say

So sorry to hear about Eric's passing. I'm another person who hasn't posted in years, but occasionally check in... and I was always happy to see any posts from BrownBagger. When I checked in yesterday and saw the news, it took my breath away. He was always someone I admired and looked up to in terms...
by SoCalSaz
Sun Nov 09, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Where has my libido gone?
Replies: 95
Views: 8681

Re: Where has my libido gone?

Maybe there is something I am not consciously acknowledging when is comes to my cancer treatments? I think this is probably a very real possibility. I found that a fair portion of my psychological/emotional aversion to sex was that I just associated my whole body below the waist with discomfort/pai...
by SoCalSaz
Fri Nov 07, 2014 3:37 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Where has my libido gone?
Replies: 95
Views: 8681

Re: Where has my libido gone?

Hi Cherie, Coming out of lurk mode to post... Did your treatment actually send you into premature menopause? This is a very common side effect for women who've had radiation for colon cancer, as the lymph nodes that go into the colon are right next to the ovaries (at least this is how my radiation o...
by SoCalSaz
Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Anyone had LIS surgery (for fissure) after LAR?
Replies: 1
Views: 763

Re: Anyone had LIS surgery (for fissure) after LAR?

Hi all, I'm replying to bump this up to see if anyone might have any experience on this score since I first posted this last year (after which I went mostly into lurk mode, but have been visiting and keeping up with at least some things around here!). My (chronic) fissure seems to have gotten lonely...
by SoCalSaz
Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:44 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Fissure or Hemorrhoids?
Replies: 22
Views: 2296

Re: Fissure or Hemorrhoids?

Hi BB, Coming out of *lurk* mode, as a long-time (chronic) fissure sufferer, to commiserate and also to offer the suggestion: see if your doc will prescribe diltiazem cream. The diltiazem helps promote healing, and it often comes with lidocaine to help bring down the pain a half-notch. It usually ha...
by SoCalSaz
Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scan is negative
Replies: 65
Views: 4091

Re: Scan is negative

Yay, Bev! So happy and relieved for you! Rest easy and enjoy yourself!
by SoCalSaz
Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Our Sweet Terry
Replies: 98
Views: 7846

Re: Our Sweet Terry

Holly, thank you for posting here. My deepest condolences to you and your family, and to all of Terry's loved ones. Your mom had a big heart and shared so much, which is a wonderful legacy to leave behind. I'm so sorry for your loss and your grief. (And to Jaynee, too.) I send wishes for comfort and...
by SoCalSaz
Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I'm in Intensive Care- UPDATE
Replies: 79
Views: 6164

Re: I'm in Intensive Care- UPDATE

Dear Bev, I just saw this post and your update. I'm so sorry you've been through the mill these past days, but extremely relieved you are home and on the mend. Sending lots of love your way, plus every good wish for comfort and rest!
by SoCalSaz
Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Any more recommendations ???
Replies: 14
Views: 2128

Re: Any more recommendations ???

I just want to reiterate what others have said about consulting with your doctor(s) about appropriate supplements -- they really, truly can cause other side effects/complications or have interactions with other drugs that can be quite serious. (I have a bleeding condition, for example, and have to b...
by SoCalSaz
Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:59 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Gaelen - how are things going???
Replies: 50
Views: 5702

Re: Gaelen - how are things going???

When I find myself wanting to shout "Enough already - grow up" at a thread or poster - well, that takes up way too much energy. Hee hee... wise woman. Save your mental and physical energy for yourself. Gaelen, I'm also glad to read your update, and just want to tell you that I'm another p...
by SoCalSaz
Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Magnetically Resonating BrownBagger UPDATED: SCAN CLEAR
Replies: 100
Views: 5277

Re: Magnetically Resonating BrownBagger UPDATED: SCAN CLEAR

Great news! So happy to hear it. (And good luck with the disk issues.) Here's to many, many perfect days for long, happy rides.
by SoCalSaz
Fri May 25, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Anyone had LIS surgery (for fissure) after LAR?
Replies: 1
Views: 763

Anyone had LIS surgery (for fissure) after LAR?

Hi all, Saw my surgeon yesterday, and we're going to try medical treatment for another few weeks for this latest flare-up of my chronic fissure, but after that, we've decided to put the LIS surgery on the table. (He doesn't feel botox is reliable enough to be an option.) My understanding (which my d...
by SoCalSaz
Mon May 21, 2012 11:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Updated on Terry 5/21/12
Replies: 75
Views: 6706

Re: Updated on Terry 5/21/12

I'm thinking about your mom and your family, too, and wishing for pain-free days and peaceful nights. Much love to you all.
by SoCalSaz
Sun May 20, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colonoscopy (good news) triggers fissure (bad news) - Help??
Replies: 1
Views: 611

Colonoscopy (good news) triggers fissure (bad news) - Help??

Hi all, I went back into lurk mode last year, but have been following the board off and on. My thoughts have been with Gaelen and Terry so much lately. Also always happy to see updates from BB. I expect to see him fly by my house on his bike one of these days when he decides to to take a leisurely r...

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