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by pearlgirl
Sun Jun 26, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: TEN years ago (yesterday)
Replies: 33
Views: 4355

Re: TEN years ago (yesterday)

I haven't been on this board in years, but I am so glad for whatever prompted me to check in today. Congratulations on your 10-year anniversary! I don't know whether I ever said it at the time, (life was a hellish whirlwind), but your tips for surviving radiation were a huge blessing for my husband....
by pearlgirl
Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Our moms headstone (Terry)
Replies: 20
Views: 3123

Re: Our moms headstone (Terry)

What a wonderful tribute!
by pearlgirl
Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Fun Video for all G rated
Replies: 5
Views: 945

Re: Fun Video for all G rated

I loved it! What a fantastic spirit and determination!
by pearlgirl
Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: bathing suits with colostomy
Replies: 12
Views: 6112

Re: bathing suits with colostomy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHgRypDf8FM
I think this is the YouTube video referenced above. It looks like it would be an easy way to decorate a pouch if you're not a crafter or sew-er.
by pearlgirl
Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:16 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Looking for ideas and your thoughts on my condition
Replies: 16
Views: 1684

Re: Looking for ideas and your thoughts on my condition

Along with selling some items to raise cash, you might want to consider setting aside the money you are currently spending on alcohol and cigars for something that will help your health (i.e. colonoscopy/CT scan) rather than possibly endanger it. I'm not being judgmental, just looking at ways you ca...
by pearlgirl
Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:59 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: tic tacs in the ostomy bag?
Replies: 7
Views: 3645

Re: tic tacs in the ostomy bag?

Have you checked out http://www.ostomy.org? It's been a while since B had his, but I remember there were quite a few good suggestions on that site. I seem to remember the TicTac trick, but it's not one B tried., so I can't attest to its effectiveness.
by pearlgirl
Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New Blog Post - "Surviving the Day"
Replies: 18
Views: 2394

Re: New Blog Post - "Surviving the Day"

Profound. My heart broke open when I read, "I have a slight headache and wonder if it's brain mets". ((hugs)) That fear lurks there, and that is something "outsiders" just don't get. B went through his treatments and he's doing well, so family and friends act and talk as if we sh...
by pearlgirl
Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colonoscopy Tuesday & nervous. We need a name for this!
Replies: 21
Views: 1383

Re: Colonoscopy Tuesday & nervous. We need a name for this!

I'm blanking on a word for colonoscopy apprehension (peer-in-the-rear-fear?) but how about when you get good results from one? Scopetopia!!
by pearlgirl
Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:33 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How to reconcile fight for life with suicide attempt?
Replies: 25
Views: 3128

Re: How to reconcile fight for life with suicide attempt?

I believe this is comparing apples to oranges. Bodies ravaged by other types of diseases don't always bring the mental impairment that serious, severe depression can manifest. Depressed people cannot reason beyond the tiny circle of light in which they find themselves, surrounded on all sides by &qu...
by pearlgirl
Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: First post... So late into this..cries from baby sister..
Replies: 12
Views: 1766

Re: First post... So late into this..cries from baby sister.

Rachel said it all, and expressed it so eloquently. Please consider spending as much time with your brother as possible.
by pearlgirl
Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Psoriasis and cancer
Replies: 30
Views: 8590

Re: Psoriasis and cancer

B had psoriasis prior to chemo, but I don't remember the time line. It, along with a nail fungus, completely cleared up during chemo but returned within a year of chemo ending. Seems as if there is strong anecdotal evidence of a link of some kind, even if it is just that something in the chemotherap...
by pearlgirl
Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T - question about reporting disability fraud
Replies: 21
Views: 2286

Re: O/T - question about reporting disability fraud

Maybe it would be worth spending some time to consider *all* the things about this person which have obviously touched a very sensitive nerve with you. It's clear you want to report him. :) What is stopping you? (That is NOT meant as a challenge, but to encourage thoughtful reflection). You do not n...
by pearlgirl
Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Late stages of this Disease
Replies: 8
Views: 1757

Re: Late stages of this Disease

Ashlee H. - your link was spot on, very accurate as far as what I have observed having seen several relatives die of this disease. My great aunt was not the friendliest person, or the kindest, in life, but she smiled continuously while at hospice, right up until the end. I don't remember having ever...
by pearlgirl
Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Gaelen is no longer suffering
Replies: 116
Views: 10372

Re: Gaelen is no longer suffering

She is gone, but her legacy of knowledge and advice live on. Bon Voyage, Pat.
by pearlgirl
Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Any update on Gaelen
Replies: 20
Views: 4266

Re: Any update on Galeen

My thoughts are with you.
pearlgirl

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