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by utahgal7
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Constant bowel movement and burning bottom!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 432

Re: Constant bowel movement and burning bottom!!!

Hi, I agree with beach sunrise about sitz baths. Sitz baths were extremely helpful to me after radiation. If you can find a sitz bath basin that fits over toilet seat, that is much easier than having to constantly get into and out of the tub. Also, a peri bottle is helpful to rinse bottom after bowe...
by utahgal7
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My story
Replies: 8
Views: 2066

Re: My story

Henny, Welcome! I am sorry that you find yourself amongst the rest of us with a cancer diagnosis. I agree with the previous posts. Try not to think about the worst possible outcomes. I know it's hard, but please try! :) Also, don't look at all of the statistics on google, it is too depressing. Distr...
by utahgal7
Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 4 going to yearly surveillance!
Replies: 17
Views: 1584

Re: Stage 4 going to yearly surveillance!

That's wonderful news, Dave! Best of luck to you!

Happy Holidays,

Paige
by utahgal7
Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Apprehensive about round three tomorrow
Replies: 11
Views: 2302

Re: Apprehensive about round three tomorrow

Carol,

I hope your subsequent rounds of chemo get easier. Although I don't know you, I wish that I could give you a hug. Please know that you are not alone in the cancer battle. I will say a prayer for you.

Best wishes,

Paige
by utahgal7
Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Single Mom, Newly Diagnosed, Need Support
Replies: 22
Views: 3012

Re: Single Mom, Newly Diagnosed, Need Support

Kartusch, The waiting is hard. Try to find something enjoyable to distract yourself from worrying. I don't know what you enjoy doing. For me, I enjoy movies. My sister loves yoga and it has helped her immensely with anxiety. Exercise is good. Mindful meditation is useful. Anything that you can do th...
by utahgal7
Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colostomy and Gas Pains
Replies: 22
Views: 2874

Re: Colostomy and Gas Pains

Rikimaroo - Oh, gosh...I know that gas is uncomfortable. Are you able to walk a little bit? Sometimes that can help. I agree with boxhill about GasX.

prayingforccr - Have you considered counseling? I am concerned about your mindset.
by utahgal7
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: COVID-19 vaccine thoughts/concerns
Replies: 24
Views: 4119

Re: COVID-19 vaccine thoughts/concerns

boxhill - I hope you can get the vaccine soon. I had heard that states with larger populations would get vaccine first after the initial distribution to health care workers and those staying in LTC facilities. This may be wrong info. roadrunner - Wow, thank you for sharing your knowledge about the v...
by utahgal7
Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: COVID-19 vaccine thoughts/concerns
Replies: 24
Views: 4119

Re: COVID-19 vaccine thoughts/concerns

Lee,

That's good to know about the 2nd shot. Now, I know what to expect. I won't have to worry about missing work since I am a stay at home mom.
by utahgal7
Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: COVID-19 vaccine thoughts/concerns
Replies: 24
Views: 4119

Re: COVID-19 vaccine thoughts/concerns

beach sunrise - I can totally respect that decision. zephyr - I agree with you. I am terrified of Covid-19 too. Lee - Yes, the vaccine would be the lesser of two evils. I want my life to return to normal as well. Stu - That's great that you can get the vaccine on Dec. 8! I hope your symptoms after v...
by utahgal7
Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Port Out...for now
Replies: 15
Views: 2501

Re: Port Out...for now

Congratulations on the NED results of your MRI! Now, you can enjoy the holidays without having to worry about it.
by utahgal7
Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: COVID-19 vaccine thoughts/concerns
Replies: 24
Views: 4119

COVID-19 vaccine thoughts/concerns

Hi everyone, I was wondering what others on this forum are thinking about the COVID-19 vaccine. Question 1: Are you open to getting the vaccine right away or do you want to wait until more information is published about side effects, safety, etc.? Question 2: Are there any concerns that cancer patie...
by utahgal7
Wed Dec 02, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: rectal pressure, blood on stool, cea
Replies: 27
Views: 3274

Re: rectal pressure, blood on stool, cea

That is great news! I am glad that your CT was clear and it's great that your cea has gone down!
by utahgal7
Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Single Mom, Newly Diagnosed, Need Support
Replies: 22
Views: 3012

Re: Single Mom, Newly Diagnosed, Need Support

Sorry, I presumed you had cancer. I am not completely versed with medical terminology.

My apologies, please forgive me.
by utahgal7
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Single Mom, Newly Diagnosed, Need Support
Replies: 22
Views: 3012

Re: Single Mom, Newly Diagnosed, Need Support

Hi, I would have to agree with Lee. If you can get treated at a major cancer center, that would be a good idea. Do you live in the U.S? MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston) and Memorial Sloan Kettering (NY) are two of the top cancer hospitals in the U.S. I don't have experience with your particular t...
by utahgal7
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 30 and scared
Replies: 9
Views: 1073

Re: 30 and scared

I would agree with roadrunner. Try not to panic until you have definitive results. Sometimes, our minds play tricks on us and we tend to think the worst.

Good luck to you. Try to remain positive. Stay off of Google...it won't help.

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