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by Olivia
Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hospice Observations
Replies: 40
Views: 3406

Re: Hospice Observations

I just went through this with my 84 year old mother. She decided to not have any more chemo in mid June when we met with her onc to review scans. She'd had 3 cancers in the last 3 years (colon 3b, non-Hodgkins lymphoma and small intestine), with 2 resections, Folfox 2x, biopsy and radiation for one ...
by Olivia
Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:40 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Our Sweet Terry
Replies: 98
Views: 4719

Re: Our Sweet Terry

So sad to read the news about Terry. She was such a remarkable person and her posts and friendship touched so many here at the CC and of course innumerable people in her life. Her spirit will be missed, but now soars with the angels pain and cancer free. My deepest thoughts and sympathy to Terry's f...
by Olivia
Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Terry
Replies: 107
Views: 6403

Re: Terry

Wishing Terry and her family peace, comfort and strength.......
by Olivia
Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Age Factor and Colostomy
Replies: 9
Views: 1247

Re: Age Factor and Colostomy

My Mother got a colostomy as a Christmas present last December (long story for another thread). She turned 84 in April. She is not the most fit or active, but recovered ok. Had several visits with a good ostomy nurse and she manages her appliance well on her own. Can't comment on the radiation/surge...
by Olivia
Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:03 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: So done with this club!
Replies: 82
Views: 7130

Re: So done with this club!

ausselones, love your post!........ I'm so glad you're back!.........been missing your spirit and spunk!
by Olivia
Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:45 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: end??????
Replies: 179
Views: 14538

Re: end??????

Matthew,
My condolences to you and your family. You must be reeling from the circumstances happening so quickly. Hug your dear precious children. Cry. And then share with them some precious memories with your wife........wishing you peace through your grieving and one day sunshine.........
by Olivia
Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:59 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Best adjuvent plan for stage IIB
Replies: 11
Views: 811

Re: Best adjuvent plan for stage IIB

My mother was diagnosed with colorectal cancer at 81 in July '09. She was a type 2 diabetic on metformin as well as a low dose of meds for high blood pressure. She underwent a sigmoid resection and after a few weeks of healing began Folfox. She tolerated it pretty well: only a little nausea, but not...
by Olivia
Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:33 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Faith+Love+Hope= Colorectal Cancer Survivor
Replies: 1
Views: 451

Re: Faith+Love+Hope= Colorectal Cancer Survivor

Thanks for your post Annie_6! It is heartening to know your story and that you re doing well despite all the humps along the way. Please keep us updated and do not hesitate to check in with questions further along your journey. Glad you found "the club," but sorry you had to join. Wishing ...
by Olivia
Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Terminology and abbreviations
Replies: 53
Views: 125153

Re: Terminology and abbreviations

Thank you for the information. I have learned a lot. Had a Whipple for duodenum cancer. How do I find others with this condition? patc, There is a yahoo group for duodenal cancer. Sorry I don't have the exact address or link, but you should be able to find it through google. It's a small group and ...

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