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by Terry Miller
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Celebrating another year
Replies: 5
Views: 1128

Celebrating another year

I became cancer-free 19 years ago today! My cure was easy—18” of colon and no chemo! I was lucky to have symptoms and a colonoscopy. My doctor believes no one should ever die from colon cancer. Having a second chance continues to be a blessing each and every day!!
by Terry Miller
Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Calling all JULY birthdays
Replies: 16
Views: 1579

Re: Calling all JULY birthdays

July 25th I will be 66. Retired teacher/school administrator. We added a granddaughter and a grandson to our family over the past 2+ weeks. Both my daughters and their babies are doing well. I remain cancer-free after 16 years. I am living proof that colonoscopies save lives. Best wishes to all my &...
by Terry Miller
Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Molly's Birthday and that other anniversary
Replies: 13
Views: 721

Molly's Birthday and that other anniversary

Happy Birthday to Molly and today marks her 13th year from the time she made that horrible trip home from Colorado. I still cringe when I read her recount of that trip home. From that, Molly was able to develop the Colon Club into what it is today. Thank you, Molly, for helping so many people over t...
by Terry Miller
Sat Jul 16, 2011 1:57 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Too ashamed to say colon cancer?
Replies: 40
Views: 4261

Re: Too ashamed to say colon cancer?

I don't understand the embarassment of saying "I have (or had) colon/rectal cancer"; we all start out equipped the same way and when something goes wrong we try to get it fixed. We all go to the bathroom, we all look afterwards (looking saved me), we wipe, we flush, and we start the cycle ...
by Terry Miller
Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:59 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Incisional Hernia – Management & Exercise
Replies: 18
Views: 16616

Re: Incisional Hernia – Management & Exercise

My incisional hernia developed almost 3 years after my colon resection surgery. Actually, my hernia developed into two separate one resulting in my remaining colon becoming twisted. That really sucked big time. My surgeon told me I was probably within four hours of another resection surgery as my co...
by Terry Miller
Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:39 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Happy Birthday/Anniversary to Molly
Replies: 3
Views: 485

Happy Birthday/Anniversary to Molly

I always remember the 19th of February and take a few moments to remind everyone that today is Molly's Birthday and the 12th Anniversary of her marathon drive from Colorado to New York. Happy Birthday Molly!! We are all so glad that you are here! Best wishes alway, Terry Miller PS I realize it's aft...
by Terry Miller
Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hospital Food Observations
Replies: 51
Views: 4699

Re: Hospital Food Observations

I threw up everything I ate for the 1st 5 days...lost my gall bladder with the colon resection. Then I couldn't eat anything "good". I was discharged on a Tuesday morning (7 days post op.) and I noticed the dinner menu that included shrimp and fresh fish. I never kept down anything solid u...
by Terry Miller
Mon Aug 02, 2010 12:59 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Incisional Hernias
Replies: 4
Views: 796

Re: Incisional Hernias

I had an incisional hernia almost three years post-op. My bowel also had a twist which was a totally miserable experience. The hernia repair was completed with mesh, probably because of how active I am. That procedure was 8 years ago and everything has been non-eventful since that time. I have had t...
by Terry Miller
Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery in two days
Replies: 12
Views: 1406

Re: Surgery in two days

Ironically, I will be having my 5 year colonoscopy tomorrow. Just finished my 4 Liter Go-Litely Prep. That was my first time with Go-Litely since my surgery prep eleven year ago. My memories of the procedure are very positive. I awoke to most of my family in the room. I remember being really funny w...
by Terry Miller
Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:20 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Molly's Birthday & Anniversary
Replies: 19
Views: 2320

Molly's Birthday & Anniversary

Molly "celebrated" her 23rd Birthday 11 years ago today. The significance of that particular birthday is understood by all of us members of the Colon Club. Congratulations on all that you've done and all that you mean to so many people. You have and you continue to make a difference. Terry
by Terry Miller
Sun Mar 01, 2009 5:39 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: You know you’ve had a colon resection if…
Replies: 57
Views: 5168

Re: You know you’ve had a colon resection if…

.....you can't get through the entire newspaper in one sitting anymore!
.....you always look after you get up!
.....bowel movements become a topic of discussion at the dinner table!


I'm sure there are more!

Terry Miller
by Terry Miller
Sat Feb 28, 2009 4:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Joe may have a hernia..
Replies: 5
Views: 937

Re: Joe may have a hernia..

My incisional hernia manifested itself rather rudely when my colon did a twist. I've been told many times that I was full of "it" and in this case I really was. My surgery was done on Good Friday of '02. The doctor told me I was within a few hours of having another colon resection. Fortuna...
by Terry Miller
Thu Feb 19, 2009 5:13 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Happy Birthday to Molly & 10 years post op.!
Replies: 1
Views: 421

Happy Birthday to Molly & 10 years post op.!

Molly, "Happy Birthday to you....."! I'm really not singing....that would hurt more that having staples pulled out of your abdomen. Seriously, I think we all need to honor the young woman (you're still young) who got this thing started 10 years ago. Also, congratulations on you 10th year a...
by Terry Miller
Mon Oct 20, 2008 6:19 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Prep for colonoscopy
Replies: 19
Views: 4739

Re: Prep for colonoscopy

The last time I prepped for a colonoscopy, I stood in front of the bathroom mirror and yelled at my reflection for being such a whiny, "girly-man". It took me about 25 minutes to down a shot glass full of phospho soda. I can throw down the same amount of Tequila in about 2 seconds. I did t...
by Terry Miller
Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:45 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Staples vs Super Glue unscientific survey
Replies: 26
Views: 2796

Re: Staples vs Super Glue unscientific survey

Right now it's Staples 2----Glue 1. I just found out today that I need another hernia repair in the very near future....probably early November. I would imagine that Glue will tie it up at 2 apiece. I think my 6 pack abs are made out of plastic. The nice thing about staples is that it leaves a more ...

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