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by goofytc
Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:01 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stupidity?
Replies: 5
Views: 1084

Re: Stupidity?

I wouldn't call this experience stupid :) maybe because it describes my experience as well. Lol I still don't know all of the specifics for myself. I just know I am cancer free, and have a great quality of life, and that is enough for me! I have been doing a lot of research on nutrition to stay canc...
by goofytc
Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:55 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Does anyone else DISLIKE their SURGEON??
Replies: 19
Views: 1854

Re: Does anyone else DISLIKE their SURGEON??

I also had to change surgeons. What I would say to you is, this is your journey. You have to feel confident with every option you have. This is your life ,your health, and your quality of life. You need to make sure you are 100% comfortable with who you are trusting that to. I asked several doctors ...
by goofytc
Sat Oct 22, 2011 7:51 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: rectal cancer ?'s
Replies: 21
Views: 2442

Re: rectal cancer ?'s

I am a rectal cancer survivor. My tumor was 2/3 the size of my rectum. It was in the lower 3rd of my rectum. My intial surgeon told me a colostomy was the only way. I found another surgeon, and he assured me he would do his best to keep that from happening. I am now 6 month cancer and colostomy free...
by goofytc
Sun May 22, 2011 10:19 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: blood and metal after resection! terrified.. please
Replies: 5
Views: 1035

Re: blood and metal after resection! terrified.. please

I still haven't heard from my surgeon, but the bleeding has stopped, and I had a somewhat normal bowel movement with no blood. Thank you so much for posting.... you just gave me and my husband a breath to breathe! THANK U THANK U THANK U
by goofytc
Sun May 22, 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: blood and metal after resection! terrified.. please
Replies: 5
Views: 1035

Re: blood and metal after resection! terrified.. please

I assume it was a staple... it was a small peice of metal, in the shape of an "8"....
by goofytc
Sun May 22, 2011 9:39 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: blood and metal after resection! terrified.. please
Replies: 5
Views: 1035

blood and metal after resection! terrified.. please

Is it normal to have blood and see a peice of metal after a rectal resection???? my surgery was march 23... i was constipated and straining, and passed a small peice of feces, then mucous, then a staple and then quite a bit of blood.... is this normal? I have called the emergency line for my surgeon...
by goofytc
Mon May 02, 2011 5:13 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mini bm's
Replies: 17
Views: 2213

Re: Mini bm's

I love the humor that comes across on this page :) "gets the pellet gun firing" lol I learned that I need to drink more water, and warm water is the best option, as well as eat high fiber foods. Also I learned to try and train your bowel again by drinking the warm water and taking the fibe...
by goofytc
Mon May 02, 2011 9:33 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mini bm's
Replies: 17
Views: 2213

Re: Mini bm's

I think I am just thankful to know this won't be my new normal I was a straight connect too. One more thought on this - my surgeon told me that I should expect it to be about 8 months before I get to my new "normal" and then that's "as good as it gets", but that wasn't really tr...
by goofytc
Sun May 01, 2011 10:39 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mini bm's
Replies: 17
Views: 2213

Re: Mini bm's

I do have a straight connect, my surgeon did tell me that. And thank you, now it makes sense why it is happening. So it sounds like a lot more water and fiber are in my future. Thank you for the info.
by goofytc
Sun May 01, 2011 10:19 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mini bm's
Replies: 17
Views: 2213

Re: Mini bm's

Yep - that is the "clustering" we mention. Curious - do you have a j-pouch as well? Your surgical path seems a little different and I'm just trying to remember! Here is a link to my post takedown (reversal of temporary ileostomy) thread with tons of food tips to help with the clustering. ...
by goofytc
Sun May 01, 2011 10:15 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mini bm's
Replies: 17
Views: 2213

Re: Mini bm's

Phuong wrote:Lol, I called them bunny poops. :lol: There is a laxative tea that someone here suggested (Smooth Move), but be careful - it sure got me going!

Awesome! Thank you!!! I will make sure I am at home when I try it! :)
by goofytc
Sun May 01, 2011 10:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mini bm's
Replies: 17
Views: 2213

Re: Mini bm's

I had 6 weeks of chemoradiation therapy then surgery and now NED :) - other than check ups, I'm supposed to be done. And you are probably right, it has only been about 5 weeks since surgery. Thanks for the response!
by goofytc
Sun May 01, 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mini bm's
Replies: 17
Views: 2213

Re: Mini bm's

Thanks, the stool isn't hard, it is really soft. And I will have about 20 of that types of bm's. I like that you call them rabbit pellets! Lol :D and I will try drinking more water. I'm really trying to stay away from laxatives- but I may have to resort to that if something doesn't change. Thanks so...
by goofytc
Sun May 01, 2011 8:34 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mini bm's
Replies: 17
Views: 2213

Mini bm's

I had my LAR March 23, and since then I am having "mini" bowel movements. I feel the urgency to have a bm and I rush to the restroom, and an almond size of stool comes out! Aaarrrggg! I'm taking miralax (prescribed) and probiotics. I talked to my surgeon about it and he said it was normal....

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