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by cbownds
Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:24 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Experiences with Lomotil?
Replies: 11
Views: 1222

Re: Experiences with Lomotil?

I've been using lomotil when needed for the past year and it has helped me tremendously. I have a temporary ileostomy (having it reversed the 27th of may) and from 3 am to about 12 pm I wake up about every 30 minutes having to clean it out so I usually take a lomotil and I can go from about 3 am to ...
by cbownds
Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Chemo fatigue?
Replies: 16
Views: 1816

Re: Chemo fatigue?

I am also stage 3 and had the same problem of being stuck in bed and feeling terrible after chemo and I also had the emend. The chemo was wrecking my body so much I had to have shots to raise my white blood cells which were not fun. We kept lowering my doses of oxy and eventually just had to stop it...
by cbownds
Sun Apr 24, 2011 6:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Signet Ring Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 775

Re: Signet Ring Questions

Mine was also signet cell and all the doctor really told me about it was that it is a more aggressive form but like I said my doctor didn't really tell me much more. After treatment I have to see the oncologist every 3 months for 2 years then after 2 years I will follow up every 6 months.
by cbownds
Sun Apr 24, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reconnecting surgery
Replies: 9
Views: 7084

Re: Reconnecting surgery

Wow thank you all so much for your input...it will all be very helpful and I am glad to be armed with questions since my parents are unable to go to the appointment with me and they are always the ones with the good questions. I will definitely check out yalls blogs and am very grateful for all the ...
by cbownds
Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reconnecting surgery
Replies: 9
Views: 7084

Re: Reconnecting surgery

Wow thanks soo much those are great questions I wouldn't have thought of asking. I'm glad you are doing well and again thanks so much.
by cbownds
Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:38 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reconnecting surgery
Replies: 9
Views: 7084

Reconnecting surgery

Hello all!! I'm meeting with my surgeon Wednesday about my reconnective surgery after a temporary ileostomy and I was wondering some good questions to ask. Any help would be nice and greatly appreciated!! Thanks!
by cbownds
Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Update
Replies: 2
Views: 510

Update

Just wanted to let everyone know I was put on the pump for my chemo today and when I get it off on Wednesday I will be done with chemo (for now). Hopefully I won't have to go through it again but I am realistic and know it may happen. I will get my port out either this week or next then I just have ...
by cbownds
Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Two Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 975

Re: Two Questions

I did have heart problems from my chemo and I am not even on oxi so who knows what it could be. I even was sent to the ER once because I kept having abnormal EKGs. It could be for me that I took this one pain med that has now been recalled due to heart problems...at this point who knows.
by cbownds
Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I still dont know...
Replies: 20
Views: 1920

Re: I still dont know...

I am so glad your doctor is taking you seriously. It took me 3 ER visits and a doctor trying to send me home on the last one and me insisting I was not making up the pain to find out what was wrong with me. Colon cancer at a young age is rare but at 19 I found out thats what I had. So hopefully it i...
by cbownds
Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:53 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 5
Views: 786

Re: Newbie

I was taken off because it was just wrecking my body. I couldn't get out of bed and even when we lowered the dose as low as it could go I was still having all the horrible side effects and even had to miss chemo a few times. If I would've been able to function normally (like getting out of bed) he w...
by cbownds
Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Foods I cannot eat increasing after ileostomy surgery
Replies: 5
Views: 947

Re: Foods I cannot eat increasing after ileostomy surgery

I know exactly how you feel. Oh how I miss broccoli, popcorn, and peanuts.
by cbownds
Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 5
Views: 786

Newbie

Hello everyone! Just wanted to tell a little of my story and maybe get some advice about life after chemo. I was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer at the age of 19. I went to the ER 3 times with stomach pains until the finally found the blockage in my colon. I had a colonoscopy and then was told I...

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