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by SilverWedding
Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: If you want prayer stop in here!
Replies: 622
Views: 89116

Re: If you want prayer stop in here!

[] How did it go? Thank you. 6.5 hours and 2 hours in recovery before I could see him. You’d think we were both on morphine as I was laughing so hard in recovery room that I thought they’d make me leave. I was so happy I guess to be over this hump despite my uncontrollable tears hours earlier. As o...
by SilverWedding
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: If you want prayer stop in here!
Replies: 622
Views: 89116

Re: If you want prayer stop in here!

My husband’s surgery is 9/19/19. Wow. That looks odd. Prayer request that he is strong through it and that it works wonderfully, and that I don’t have any more breakdowns. I am scared he will freak out about the seeing the ostomy. I pray it’s very manageable and that he feels better. I pray I can ho...
by SilverWedding
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Screw Cancer, Hospice is Here
Replies: 19
Views: 1027

Re: Screw Cancer, Hospice is Here

This makes me cry for you and your wife, but yet I love part of the title and your drive to make moments count versus the being a victim to the other course. I prayed just now that you two are surrounded by powerful bravery to thoroughly live it up. I hate all this. Live it up.
by SilverWedding
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stupid Q of the Day: How do I know it's really cancer?
Replies: 7
Views: 562

Stupid Q of the Day: How do I know it's really cancer?

Thank you for the help and insight you've already given. My sweet husband is strengthening so much to be ready for the 9/19 surgery next week. The surgeon will remove tumor (and lymph nodes? how do I know? idk) and says will try to do a J-pouch or D-pouch with a yet-to-be decided type of ostomy. Sur...
by SilverWedding
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Increased bleeding after Chemoradiation?!!
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Re: Increased bleeding after Chemoradiation?!!

Hi SilverWedding, Whilst I don’t know the specifics for your husband, my first thought would not be to be alarmed. Providing the bleeding isn’t excessive, my radiation oncologist told me he’d be surprised if I wasn’t bleeding, and that virtually everything that comes out of your butt during/after r...
by SilverWedding
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newly diagnosed rectal cancer
Replies: 136
Views: 8578

Re: Newly diagnosed rectal cancer

Hi, My DH is just a few months ahead of you in getting nearly same news as far as a rectal mass goes. Lots of tests happened over the next few weeks. Everyone here helped me by letting me know that the waiting would happen but would offer necessary insight. Getting doctors was awful as I knew little...
by SilverWedding
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Increased bleeding after Chemoradiation?!!
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Increased bleeding after Chemoradiation?!!

Dear Friends,

At the end of the six-week neo-adjuvant chemorad, my husband’s typical bleeding stopped. Now, on the first free week, blood is in every stool and present regularly. Has anyone else experienced this or would you be alarmed?

Thank you - pretty concerned.
by SilverWedding
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Radiation relief?
Replies: 13
Views: 810

Re: Radiation relief?

Ooooh I know that feeling and it sucks. I used a bidet attachment for the toilet, and also MooGoo moisturising cream. It sounds like he might be a bit past that though - there are some other great ideas in the “Surviving radiation for rental cancer” megathread. Good luck to you both! http://colonca...
by SilverWedding
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Radiation relief?
Replies: 13
Views: 810

Re: Radiation relief?

Ooooh I know that feeling and it sucks. I used a bidet attachment for the toilet, and also MooGoo moisturising cream. It sounds like he might be a bit past that though - there are some other great ideas in the “Surviving radiation for rental cancer” megathread. Good luck to you both! http://colonca...
by SilverWedding
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What are good encouragements?
Replies: 4
Views: 589

Re: What are good encouragements?

Watching my mum go through various treatments has required me to toughen. My mum describes me as stoic . In public at least ! I rarely shed a tear . However you just made me . That is beautiful . Stu Awwwwwww, Stu. It is indeed hard to be a bystander. I’m somewhere between tough and heartbroken all...
by SilverWedding
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Radiation relief?
Replies: 13
Views: 810

Re: Radiation relief?

Rock_Robster wrote: “Surviving radiation for rental cancer”


On a lighter note, this also made me laugh - which means a lot. I’m going with the short-term rental I hope!

On a serious note, I have appreciated all the info you and others like NHMike and CRGuy have shared.
by SilverWedding
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Radiation relief?
Replies: 13
Views: 810

Re: Radiation relief?

There are rectal pain creams with lidocaine. Believe I found one at CVS in California. I asked my radiation oncologist for a prescription strength pain killer for the last two weeks and used it for about two weeks after radiation ended. Some describe this as broken glass, others as razor blades, ot...
by SilverWedding
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What are good encouragements?
Replies: 4
Views: 589

What are good encouragements?

Based on what I learned here and warnings from doctors saying Chemoradiation could be pretty hard, I made a 28-day craft and hung it on the walk - my hubby turns over a numbered “card” daily to get an encouragement from me or our children. He’s not a sappy guy, but I have seen him rereading some (sh...
by SilverWedding
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New “diet” ?
Replies: 2
Views: 367

New “diet” ?

Just wondering about the foods I am preparing for my family, and beginning to “research” value in a better overall diet including no processed meats, way less sugar, teas, organic foods, etc. Any suggestions on resources, cookbooks, or general feelings on the matter? I was moved many years ago over ...
by SilverWedding
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NIH report: no Zinc Oxide during radiation
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Re: NIH report: no Zinc Oxide during radiation

Thank you. These details and references were so helpful.

NEVER NEVER TMI!!!!

So, doctors here said that it has been scrutinized and now is believed to be fine. DH i is also not applying before radiation. The THIN LAYERS I didn’t know! Thank you!! I appreciate all the extra details.

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