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by Magnolia
Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colon Cancer Takes Another - Shawn Felty
Replies: 22
Views: 3829

Re: Colon Cancer Takes Another - Shawn Felty

I didn't find out about this until today. This is so sad! I just realized that Shawn lived very close to me as well, and was hoping we could meet in person. My thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family.
by Magnolia
Sat Nov 14, 2009 12:40 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Introducing myself
Replies: 22
Views: 2521

Re: Introducing myself

Excellent! I hope there's a good turnout! If it's an annual event, I'll send a few relatives next year. I'm no runner myself, but my cousins are. Damp, but pleasant weather today in the Northern Virginia area. Good for a run.
by Magnolia
Sun Aug 16, 2009 9:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Lifes2Short Paralyzed - updated 9-17
Replies: 35
Views: 3381

Re: Lifes2Short Paralyzed

Give her my best. I'll keep her in my prayers.
by Magnolia
Mon May 18, 2009 10:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: THE COLON CLUB T-SHIRT CONTEST!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 4178

Re: THE COLON CLUB T-SHIRT CONTEST!!!

OMG! That's PRICELESS!!!!!!
by Magnolia
Sat Apr 18, 2009 10:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: bradyr update
Replies: 71
Views: 6552

Re: bradyr update

I've come to love you both through this site and FB. You are both in my thoughts and prayers. I hope the rest of the journey goes as well as possible. Let me know if I can help. You are an amazing couple, and I know your love will survive this in some special way.
by Magnolia
Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Please help - Scared 22 year old :(
Replies: 69
Views: 22040

Re: Please help - Scared 22 year old :(

On more thought. Dehydration can mask anemia. Can make your hemoglobin look normal when it's not. Iron levels relative to water are higher because water is low, not because iron is high. Medicine is as much an art as a science. Palor is less when the blood is not diluted. One big problem with "...
by Magnolia
Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:57 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Please help - Scared 22 year old :(
Replies: 69
Views: 22040

Re: Please help - Scared 22 year old :(

You CAN look anemic, but you can't bet the ranch on NOT looking anemic. You gotta check. THAT at least you can do simply, safely, and cheaply. No excuses for that one! Anemia is a cardinal symptom of colorectal cancer.
by Magnolia
Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:47 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Please help - Scared 22 year old :(
Replies: 69
Views: 22040

Re: Please help - Scared 22 year old :(

Actually, what this doc said may well be true. Dehydration can cause a lot of what you're seeing. But then maybe not. Colonoscopies are not simple tests. You don't do them like you run a CBC. They're expensive, invasive, and a little bit risky. But with bleeding that doesn't resolve when the hemmies...
by Magnolia
Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:50 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Please help - Scared 22 year old :(
Replies: 69
Views: 22040

Re: Please help - Scared 22 year old :(

Hey, I'm a Democrat, and I've lived among the homeless. I had an apartment, but it was across from the projects, and there was a squat in the building. Some of my patients used to see me in the neighborhood. One stopped me outside the Safeway and asked me to read her TB test. I have to confess I mov...
by Magnolia
Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:37 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Please help - Scared 22 year old :(
Replies: 69
Views: 22040

Re: Please help - Scared 22 year old :(

The solution always lies in the middle. It's always about balance, isn't it?
by Magnolia
Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:10 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Please help - Scared 22 year old :(
Replies: 69
Views: 22040

Re: Please help - Scared 22 year old :(

Anyone who is having trouble getting their docs to listen to them, get a copy of the Colondar and show it to them.
by Magnolia
Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:08 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Please help - Scared 22 year old :(
Replies: 69
Views: 22040

Re: Please help - Scared 22 year old :(

It doesn't have to be single payer. I don't like that idea either. We need a watchdog to control greed. As it is now, the moneymakers are their own watchdogs. When that happens, there is a conflict of interest.
by Magnolia
Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:05 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Please help - Scared 22 year old :(
Replies: 69
Views: 22040

Re: Please help - Scared 22 year old :(

>>When I spend 3 hours in ER and get a bill for $16,000, something is seriously wrong. When a doctor charges me $700 for 5 minutes of his time, something is wrong.<< What's wrong is that hospitals are trying to recoup losses for ER visits and such by the uninsured indigent. More and more patients, e...
by Magnolia
Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:47 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Please help - Scared 22 year old :(
Replies: 69
Views: 22040

Re: Please help - Scared 22 year old :(

There's LOTS of room to control waste an make room for better care at the bottom. We can improve access. We may not be able to give everybody everything, but we can do better. We HAVE to do better. We aren't animals. We don't shove the weak out to die. Good basic healthcare for the poor is not socia...

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