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by Lee
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Constipation vs Bowel Blockage whats the difference?
Replies: 13
Views: 387

Re: Constipation vs Bowel Blockage whats the difference?

Lee do you do anything to have a BM? I don't like to take medicine unless I have too. No, I just suffered through it, butt I stop eating and try to avoid liquids, as I can/do throw them ups. Again, I've never been to the ER for this. I always tell DH what is happening. Somewhere in our medicine cab...
by Lee
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!
Replies: 1933
Views: 229690

Re: The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

Hi Diane, ALWAYS good to see your post. You are never far from my thoughts and prayers. We lost a good one here with Frenchie. I lost my dad when I was 12-13 yrs old, Vietnam war. My mother never really recovered. I feel your pain. I pray the upcoming holidays are good to you. One of my very good fr...
by Lee
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Constipation vs Bowel Blockage whats the difference?
Replies: 13
Views: 387

Re: Constipation vs Bowel Blockage whats the difference?

So what are the symptoms of a blockage? How do you know when to go see a doctor? What's the difference from feeling uncomfortable vs pain and needing to go to the ER? Is there a difference between a partial blockage and a full blockage? Could I still have a blockage after taking a laxative? Thank y...
by Lee
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Anyone ever have tiny black balls or specs in their stool?
Replies: 1
Views: 273

Re: Anyone ever have tiny black balls or specs in their stool?

No, butt I am not normal. All my tests came back negative or normal for colon caner. I did not fit the normal colon cancer profile. I was not overweight, loved my veggies and chicken than and still to this day, BUTT also loved my burnt on my outdoor grill cheeseburger, Guess I got cancer from those ...
by Lee
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New here from Philippines
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Re: New here from Philippines

Hi all, . . . Its been a month now post chemo, but its still hard to let go fear and anxiety of the cancer coming back. Do i have a good prognosis based on my pathology? can anyone suggest on how to deal with mild neuropathy on hands and feet? though its not limiting my daily activities . . . ! One...
by Lee
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Extra stoma supplies
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: Extra stoma supplies

Yes check your nearest cancer survivor network organization. Me the wafer and bags I've being using for the past 12+ years is being discontinues, really :shock: !!!! I've contacted Hollister, butt also decided seeing an Ostomy nurse may be my best path. What is new out there, etc as far as wafer and...
by Lee
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How young is too young for COLONOSCOPY
Replies: 9
Views: 532

Re: How young is too young for COLONOSCOPY

I see from your sig line DH was diagnosed at age 49 stage 2A. Try being diagnosed at age29 with stage IV. Her aunt died before seeing age 50. Sorry when it that young, the danger of the procedure are insignificant compare to a cancer diagnoses prior to the age of 30 or 40. Just my humble opinion. I ...
by Lee
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Maybe a problem ...
Replies: 9
Views: 603

Re: Maybe a problem ...

. . . If you are concerned, find another GI doc, many will cut the cost if you pay cash for there services. That I can do. I am just afraid that once the diagnosis is on the books, I will have trouble should I get employment in the future. When my father passes, I will be essentially homeless. Than...
by Lee
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Maybe a problem ...
Replies: 9
Views: 603

Re: Maybe a problem ...

I'm sorry you have such a negative view of doctors (and maybe life in general). Personally, my doctors SAVED my life. This includes my primary doctor who referred me to a GI doctor who found my tumor. I appreciated the extra mile my surgeon took with me, prior to my surgery and all my follow up care...
by Lee
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Maybe a problem ...
Replies: 9
Views: 603

Re: Maybe a problem ...

Hi and welcome, How old are you? Does colon cancer run in your family? Where are you (USA or some other country)? If you are in the USA, look into ObamaCare. Since you are unemployed, it should cost you little to nothing. Please understand, we are not doctors, just survivors and family members. This...
by Lee
Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Foods to avoid during chemotherapy
Replies: 13
Views: 779

Re: Foods to avoid during chemotherapy

. . . I suggest not eating his absolute favorite foods during chemo only because eating it with nausea may turn him off to it in the future. A bland diet was easiest for me to tolerate, supplemented by protein shakes. Ditto Especially regarding nausea. Once I was gagging down water, chemo nurse not...
by Lee
Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How young is too young for COLONOSCOPY
Replies: 9
Views: 532

Re: How young is too young for COLONOSCOPY

This was many years ago, a women was in her late 20's was diagnosed with colon cancer. It was later determined /learned that she had relatives die at a young age from colon cancer. Butt not body ever talked about it. It was determined that her kids would start getting scoped by age 10. Good luck, Lee
by Lee
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Scheduled for end of month, and I fear I might have colon cancer
Replies: 7
Views: 454

Re: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Scheduled for end of month, and I fear I might have colon cancer

I understand. My dad was in the Air Force, so I understand how frustrating the military medical system can be. Just push the fact, "any rectal bleeding should be checked out with a colonoscopy, and NOT by an assumption, REGARDLESS of age." Assumption is NOT a medical diagnoses. If you are ...
by Lee
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Did Daily Enema Users consult Doctors?
Replies: 13
Views: 583

Re: Did Daily Enema Users consult Doctors?

My surgeon basically said all I needed was benefiber and Imodium. . . My Onc told me to use that too. At that time, neither one of us knew actually why I was having so much problems (2/3 rectal muscles gone or dying). My only solution was not to eat anything until I was home for the day. Many days ...
by Lee
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Scheduled for end of month, and I fear I might have colon cancer
Replies: 7
Views: 454

Re: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Scheduled for end of month, and I fear I might have colon cancer

First relax. Like many others who come, scared!!! Avoid Dr. Google, you can diagnose your self with anything with Dr. Google. Many people come here convienced that they have cancer only to learn after the colonoscopy that they are fine. Also know that many different issues could be causing your symp...

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