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by Lee
Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mom's surgery is in two days!
Replies: 26
Views: 526

Re: Mom's surgery is in two days!

. . . She mentioned that she has no pain in her rectum anymore (thank goodness!) cause that is where she had pain before. Now that her rectum is taken out, I think she will feel more comfortable going places, xo Sounds like she is doing better. I too had my rectum removed (I now have a Barbie butt ...
by Lee
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 41 W/ Lg Flat Polyp, upcoming resection scares
Replies: 12
Views: 301

Re: 41 W/ Lg Flat Polyp, upcoming resection scares

I'm in the same boat. Resection scheduled for 11/7 followed by 12 weeks with ileostomy. I'm having so much anxiety about the surgery, really scared about embarassing ostomy accidents and worried about the reversal surgery too. Does EVERYONE have accidents with their ileostomy? Is the reversal reall...
by Lee
Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New here - Nervous and worried.
Replies: 5
Views: 214

Re: New here - Nervous and worried.

Probably best to get it check out. Might want to up your liquid/water intake, could help with a few issues.

What kind of a diet do you think you eat?

Lee
by Lee
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 274
Views: 10358

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

teacher2017 wrote:Here's the question of the hour for the ladies- can I dye my hair on chemo?


Ask your Onc, but I don't think they want you to. Will also say, I don't believe they will talk you out of it either. Will Say, FOLFOX really frizzed my hair. Dying your hair could make it worse.

Hope this helps,

Lee
by Lee
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hate prepping and now They found a polyp!
Replies: 27
Views: 784

Re: Hate prepping and now They found a polyp!

Awesome on a benign polyp.

Congratulations,

Lee
by Lee
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scan tomorrow
Replies: 29
Views: 637

Re: Scan tomorrow

susie0915 wrote:Finally got scan results. No evidence of metastatic disease in the abdomen or pelvis. Hopefully, repeat chest scan in January will show the same.
Thubler and Benben hoping your results are positive as well.



susie, Congratulation on your great news.

thubler, I hope you get great news soon,

Lee
by Lee
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: RANT - surgery date and question
Replies: 12
Views: 385

Re: RANT - surgery date and question

UPDATE: went in to the oncologist today (10/19) and while he was not there his office informed us that the oncologist agreed to surgery first, chemo second when he communicated with the surgeon (on 10/11) believing that surgery was going to happen THE NEXT DAY. while we were told the oncologist has...
by Lee
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Something mentioned in my scan
Replies: 9
Views: 337

Re: Something mentioned in my scan

I would take "no evidence of metastatic" as a very sign. And yes, I believe if there was a concern, it would have been noted with a follow up.

Good luck, try not to worry,

Lee
by Lee
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I have wonderful neighbors
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: I have wonderful neighbors

That is so heartwarming, thank you for sharing. As I wrote in another thread, you will find wonderful people who will be there for you. They are nothing shorts of angels.

So very glad you got the help you needed.

Lee
by Lee
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mom's surgery is in two days!
Replies: 26
Views: 526

Re: Mom's surgery is in two days!

Glad she made it through surgery. Make sure she does lots of walking as that really does help with the healing process.

All the best to you and your mom,

Lee
by Lee
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Pain near belly button -- umbilical hernia?
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: Has anyone here had an umbilical hernia?

I don't think it's cancer either. Maybe scar tissue or maybe a hernia. I would follow up with the surgeon and see what s/he says. I was told any pain lasting 2 weeks or more, should be followed with a Dr visit.

Good luck,

Lee
by Lee
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I am now five years cancer free after my lung recurrence
Replies: 10
Views: 293

Re: I am now five years cancer free after my lung recurrence

AWESOME NEWS!

Thanks for the update, may you always reside in NEDville.

Lee
by Lee
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 41 W/ Lg Flat Polyp, upcoming resection scares
Replies: 12
Views: 301

Re: 41 W/ Lg Flat Polyp, upcoming resection scares

The surgeon is a board-certified colon/rectal surgeon. I hate to say this but I at first thought it was just in the sigmoid but when he explained surgery he said it was spread down in that lower anterior as well. So that means rectal as well? . Yes I believe most of it is in the colon too. The reas...
by Lee
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Family history
Replies: 8
Views: 196

Re: Family history

Hey guys, . . . I am 23. GPs don't seem to think there's any problems. Thanks Find a new GP. With your family history and your brother being recently diagnosed, all siblings should be check. Get check NOW. With colon cancer, you want to find it when it is a polyp and easy to remove. Or does the GP ...
by Lee
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: RANT - surgery date and question
Replies: 12
Views: 385

Re: RANT - surgery date and question

Thanks, Lee. we called the surgeon's office tues, thurs, and fri last week and was told each time they would call us when it was scheduled. they didn't call on monday so we called tuesday and that's when the surgeon's office assistant told us the november 16 date. they never called us. when we call...

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