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by thelongglass
Sun May 13, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Happy Mother's Day
Replies: 2
Views: 405

Re: Happy Mother's Day

Ditto all of that! Happy Mother’s Day to you all! What a gift it is to be a mother and to have a mother! Bless you all!
by thelongglass
Sun May 13, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: For Stage III's: NED for how long now?
Replies: 757
Views: 270788

Re: For Stage III's: NED for how long now?

It really has been a long time since I posted here. I have made the effort to live my life fully since diagnosis and treatment and been incredibly busy doing that and mothering my three girls. “Challenge by Choice” has been my motto ever since going through that challenging year of treatment and sur...
by thelongglass
Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Nose Sores
Replies: 14
Views: 3408

Re: Nose Sores

The two things I did that made a difference were: 1) Use saline spray every time you gently blow your nose. It is way gentler than just blowing to get the blood clots/nasty stuff out. 2) Right after using the saline spray and cleaning out your nose, use a cotton swab and Vaseline/petroleum jelly to ...
by thelongglass
Sun Nov 20, 2011 3:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Jessica Smith
Replies: 185
Views: 23198

Re: Jessica Smith

I am so sorry to hear about this great loss. She was a shining light of hope on this forum and I will miss her.
by thelongglass
Sun Nov 20, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My Dad Died Yesterday
Replies: 134
Views: 8139

Re: My Dad Died Yesterday

So sorry for you and your family. I lost my father to a stroke when I was 24 and I still miss him terribly. I am glad you have had a chance to prepare and spend time with him in advance of his passing. I pray you and your family will be comforted while you handle everything on your plate now.
by thelongglass
Sat Nov 19, 2011 11:29 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Made it to my 31st wedding anniversary!
Replies: 12
Views: 809

Re: Made it to my 31st wedding anniversary!

Congratulations to you both! I imagine there is a closeness this cancer experience brings to couples who stick it out together. Hope my husband and I get to 31 years of marriage together! That would be a great blessing.
by thelongglass
Sat Nov 19, 2011 11:24 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: A different anniversary
Replies: 30
Views: 1641

Re: A different anniversary

Congratulations! Lovely man, lovely daughter, lovely ring, and lovely you!
by thelongglass
Sat Nov 19, 2011 11:19 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Nov. 19 - World Toilet Day!
Replies: 12
Views: 807

Re: Nov. 19 - World Toilet Day!

No kidding, we are fortunate to have toilets. Ten years ago I was at a public health clinic in Nairobi, Kenya, and was surprised to see, in a very modernized regional capital, that the bathroom facility was a hole in the cement floor of the stall. There was a toilet in the modest apartment where I l...
by thelongglass
Sat Nov 19, 2011 11:11 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAYNEE!
Replies: 28
Views: 1820

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAYNEE!

Hope you had a happy birthday, Jaynee. Each year older is another year of enjoying your family around you. What a great gift! You won't hear me complaining about aging! But about my gray hair...
by thelongglass
Sat Nov 19, 2011 10:37 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How are you doing after ileostomy reversal?
Replies: 93
Views: 42991

Re: How are you doing after ileostomy reversal?

Thanks so much. What is the difference between rolled oats and steel cut oats, I wonder? How much rectum do you have left? I have half. I am sure it makes quite a difference after reversal. What brand of probiotics do you use? Does it matter? So I guess lifting my three year old is out of the questi...
by thelongglass
Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:38 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How are you doing after ileostomy reversal?
Replies: 93
Views: 42991

Re: How are you doing after ileostomy reversal?

Wow, folks, what a wealth of information on these five pages of posts! Holy cow! My reconnect was one week ago and things are going way better than I expected. I have been out of my house a few times (during the day I have very little going on in the way of BMs). Mostly morning and and evening actio...
by thelongglass
Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:57 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Update Nov8
Replies: 68
Views: 5711

Re: Update Nov8

I have been thinking of you and I will send prayers your way that this treatment will be manageable and not affect your ability to relate with and enjoy your loved ones. Thanks for the update.
by thelongglass
Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:04 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Importance Cl v Path staging for T3 CRC patients?
Replies: 36
Views: 3384

Re: Importance Cl v Path staging for T3 CRC patients?

I am a T3 N2 diagnosed CRC patient in July who has completed 6 week chemo rad and has recently been re-staged as T3 N0 on basis that tumor has shrunk from 5cm to 3cm, the nodes have shrunk albeit there remains intermittent breaches of the muscular propria ( less so than previous). Although I am ver...
by thelongglass
Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Sciatica and scanxiety
Replies: 18
Views: 1736

Re: Sciatica and scanxiety

Hang in there, Beth! I got my results over the phone, and although the speed of information is nice, it is also problematic, because there were questions raised that now have to be volleyed off the oncologist and radiologist, so I am less than satisfied. I probably won't really know until you do, ev...
by thelongglass
Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:36 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scanning today and neuropathy annoyance
Replies: 8
Views: 757

Re: Scanning today and neuropathy annoyance

Just got scan results back and everything looks good, but the radiologist seemed to notice a thingy, spot, whatever you call it, but he didn't reference it back to my original scan to show any potential size change. He said that the two spots on my lungs looked identical to the previous scan, so I f...

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