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by Lee
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Pizza
Replies: 21
Views: 627

Re: Pizza

Interesting topic. I was 2 weeks out from my surgery, DD had a friend sleeping over (it's important to get life back to normal with younger kids), of course we order pizza. 2 slices later, thought I was going to die, double over in pain. NO more pizza for me. 2 weeks later, I would try 2 slices agai...
by Lee
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: After surgery diet
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Re: After surgery diet

. . . What kind of a diet does she need now so the bowel movement is right and the recovery is best(best healing)?I remember after my c section the doc said lots of protein(meat)so you can heal soon but after sigmoid surgery what do you do?? She has been constipated her whole life.She always used l...
by Lee
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Feeling overwhelmed
Replies: 8
Views: 492

Re: Feeling overwhelmed

The hospice nurse ruled out stroke and thinks the cancer is in his brain. Has anyone else experienced this? I just wondered what we are looking at for life expectancy now. Rhonda I believe the nurse is right about possible brain mets. While it is rare, it does happen. I am so sorry for what you are...
by Lee
Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: OT- My dog Harlee has passed away
Replies: 12
Views: 348

OT- My dog Harlee has passed away

It is with a very heavy heart, my dog, Harlee, has passed away. She passed in her sleep sometime Friday night Saturday morning. She was 13 yrs old. She had recently been diagnosed with a lung fibrosis, which seems to be a medical problem in Westie's, butt she still had quality of life. She was eatin...
by Lee
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My Brother, 50 yrs old was Diagnosed with Rectosigmoid Cancer
Replies: 7
Views: 424

Re: My Brother, 50 yrs old was Diagnosed with Rectosigmoid Cancer

Any new updates? Lee I told him about this forum and he is now interested to read the success report of you guys, what did you go through, etc. I am compiling some forum for him to read. Again thank you for checking up on me? ps: I saw a forum about Stage IIIs - NED? Is there a separate topic of th...
by Lee
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: HELP! Blood in stool - colon cancer or something else?
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Re: HELP! Blood in stool - colon cancer or something else?

Hey, I should also add that I know rectal itching and diarrhea can be symptoms too. About a week ago I had a bad case of rectal itching that had me going back to wipe every two minutes or so for abut 15 minutes until I decided to put up with it. Never had that before, was weird at the time. Also, y...
by Lee
Thu May 31, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hemorrhoids or colon cancer??
Replies: 9
Views: 442

Re: Hemorrhoids or colon cancer??

I am still not quite happy and convinced that was really the reason for my bleeding, as I have this haemorrhoids for about 13 years now and it never bleed as well as I do not have any pain in the rectal area. My question is, can it be a colon cancer or polyp That developed in only 2 years after a c...
by Lee
Thu May 31, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Feeling really sad and in need of support
Replies: 53
Views: 2284

Re: Feeling really sad and in need of support

One thing that really helped get me through chemo was one fun day every week. I would not see Dr.(s) on this day, I would do something fun like getting together with a girl friend. It was one day I would not think about my cancer. Kind of a vacation from cancer.

Good luck,

Lee
by Lee
Thu May 31, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Made it to 2 year mark...
Replies: 5
Views: 474

Re: Made it to 2 year mark...

Thank you for the update. That Keytruda is a game changer for a lot of people.

Keep up the good job,

Lee
by Lee
Thu May 31, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New cancer diagnosis. Ugh!!
Replies: 32
Views: 1886

Re: New cancer diagnosis. Ugh!!

I hope you get to see the oncologist BEFORE surgery. There have been changes that the surgeon may not be aware of for colon cancer .... ASCO is now recommending chemo or radiation before surgery as there is a better prognosis for some tumors. If the surgeon is that great your oncologist would know ...
by Lee
Thu May 31, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: The Miseries - But 'Hey I have it pretty good...'
Replies: 28
Views: 1356

Re: The Miseries - But 'Hey I have it pretty good...'

Cancer is a shock to the body. It's not like dealing with a common cold. You are going to have some good days and some bad days. I think part of the crying process is coming to terms with your diagnoses, the fears associated with it and knowing that your life will not be the same. Cancer is a game c...
by Lee
Thu May 31, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Symptoms
Replies: 3
Views: 246

Re: Symptoms

What symptoms do you have? If you do have concerns, do follow up with a GI doc. For many people, including me, I had no symptoms. Every test that should have been a red flag for colon cancer came back negative or normal. Yet, many year prior, my mother ended up in the ER. Serious stomach pain and re...
by Lee
Wed May 30, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colon cancer screening at 45 - New guidelines
Replies: 15
Views: 563

Re: Colon cancer screening at 45 - New guidelines

This is good news! When I was diagnosed, the GI doc said it was only a matter of time before they dropped the recommend age to 40 due to an increase of people being diagnosed in their 40's. 45 is a start in the right direction.

Lee
by Lee
Wed May 30, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CEA dropped!
Replies: 27
Views: 883

Re: CEA dropped!

AWESOME NEWS :D

So happy for you and Happy Birthday!

Lee

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