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by ams5796
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Tired of rectal pain, considering ostomy; Any thoughts?
Replies: 2
Views: 612

Re: Tired of rectal pain, considering ostomy; Any thoughts?

Maybe enemas would be difficult with rectal pain. I do think many of us (rectal cancer survivors) do have rectal pain and we find that daily enemas help with that immensely. Maybe you can try gentle enemas while you wean yourself off the painkillers. I would be hesitant to get an ostomy again until ...
by ams5796
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Freaking out of my mind...CEA climb and specks on lungs
Replies: 41
Views: 5585

Re: Freaking out of my mind...CEA climb and specks on lungs

Everyone's tolerance for this journey is different. When they first started seeing nodules on my lungs and I was told that we were going to "wait and watch" I hated that idea. I wanted to know right away and treat it right away. I found out over the years that lung mets are slow growing an...
by ams5796
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Freaking out of my mind...CEA climb and specks on lungs
Replies: 41
Views: 5585

Re: Freaking out of my mind...CEA climb and specks on lungs

I do this all the time. In fact, I just came home from a three month lung scan. The spots he saw three months ago were not there today. Yay! I was diagnosed with rectal cancer almost thirteen years ago and have had recurrences in my lungs three times. Twice I had VATS and once I had SBRT. My lungs a...
by ams5796
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Lung met treatment options please
Replies: 3
Views: 948

Re: Lung met treatment options please

I've had lung mets three separate times. The first two times I had VATS surgeries which were great. They got rid of the met, were an easy recovery and gave a pathology which was helpful. The third time everyone was in agreement that another surgery could compromise my lungs so I had SBRT. This was a...
by ams5796
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: LAR Syndrome and Water
Replies: 15
Views: 2033

Re: LAR Syndrome and Water

I'm in. I like this idea. I need a way to be accountable.
by ams5796
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Daily Enema Therapy for LARS
Replies: 23
Views: 4849

Re: Daily Enema Therapy for LARS

Absolutely check with your doctor! I should have said this. :oops:
by ams5796
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Daily Enema Therapy for LARS
Replies: 23
Views: 4849

Re: Daily Enema Therapy for LARS

TinaFish,

I KNOW that daily (or even every other day) warm water enemas would help you tremendously! Search them on this forum and if you're on FB we have a lively LARS group on there. You'd get a lot of support and great information.




Ann
by ams5796
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CLUSTERINGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!
Replies: 56
Views: 6145

Re: CLUSTERINGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!

That's really interesting and helpful, Dave. I especially need to up my water intake.

Thanks,
Ann
by ams5796
Sun May 26, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Our Miss Molly/Karen going into hospice
Replies: 47
Views: 9288

Re: Our Miss Molly/Karen going into hospice

Miss Molly has been such a loving and bright light on this board. I am truly sad to hear this news.

I wish her a peaceful journey surrounded by love.



Ann
by ams5796
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Possibly still NED...our story to date
Replies: 124
Views: 19211

Re: Possibly still NED...our story to date

I was treated by Nancy Kemeny a few years back. She was a tough cookie. I wasn’t there to make friends. I checked my ego at the door and let her take the wheel. I was desperate enough to put up with anything. I’m still standing as Elton John would say. I’d recommend her to anywho wants to survive th...
by ams5796
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: BrownBagger ....... I don't know what to say
Replies: 125
Views: 41391

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

I think of Eric ever time I log on here. In fact, I don't come on here very much anymore because of the absence of Eric. He was a friend and an inspiration to many of us.



Ann
by ams5796
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T My friend passed away this morning.
Replies: 17
Views: 6092

Re: O/T My friend passed away this morning.

A beautiful description of your friend. I'm sorry for your loss.



Ann
by ams5796
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Nik Colon - ritz75
Replies: 15
Views: 7727

Re: Nik Colon - ritz75

Wow, so sad. I do remember her. My condolences to her friends and family.


A bad week around here...
by ams5796
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scan anxiety
Replies: 10
Views: 1813

Re: Scan anxiety

It sounds like you're having a good response to chemo. Take it one day at a time. I wish you well and many more years with your baby boy.
by ams5796
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Bev G
Replies: 51
Views: 23301

Bev G

I just read on facebook that BevG passed away this week. I don't know any details. It makes me very sad that such a special person was taken from our world too soon again. This is a huge loss for our community. Maybe folks who know more about this will chime in. My condolences and best wishes to her...

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