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by janette
Sun Aug 19, 2007 1:47 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Help! Has anyone had a good reversal done with good results
Replies: 5
Views: 1216

Help! Has anyone had a good reversal done with good results

Hi my mom had her colon and part rectum taken out and she has the option to get a reversal. Has anyone had this done with good results? I have heard so many horror stories and I we really need advice on this from someone with the same condition. Thanks so much :)
by janette
Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: help with ulcerated stoma problems
Replies: 2
Views: 1048

help with ulcerated stoma problems

My mom has had her stoma for about 8 months now and it is very ulcerated that she cant even touch it, and the pain is terible.She got no help from the specialists because when they helped her the bag would always leak. She did it to where it wont leak herself. Any help or suggestions? She is suppose...
by janette
Thu Jul 12, 2007 12:25 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: reconnection any advice
Replies: 2
Views: 881

reconnection any advice

Hi I have wrote before but realy need peoples advice. My mom had a colostomy. Part of her rectum was saved, and she will be getting reconnected. The doctor said she will always have 6-7 bowel movement a day for the rest of her life. She is very scared.. She is already weak and lost alot of weight. H...
by janette
Thu Jun 28, 2007 6:19 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Help question on getting reversed
Replies: 1
Views: 770

Help question on getting reversed

Hi everyone. My mom has a bag. She had her colon removed and she still has part of her rectum. She will be getting reconncected soon. She is really scared. Has anyone had this done and can give me thier experience and advice? I would appreciate it:)
by janette
Sun May 20, 2007 1:41 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scared about mom and liver cancer
Replies: 5
Views: 1176

Slightly elevated liver enzymes are nothing to worry about at this point. Its perfectly normal for them to fluctuate and it could be something as simple as tylenol that bumps them up. Cysts are also perfectly normal in a liver and cause no harm. People get moles and warts all the time on the outsid...
by janette
Sun May 20, 2007 1:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scared about mom and liver cancer
Replies: 5
Views: 1176

Scared about mom and liver cancer

Hi my mom had her colon removed from colon cancer and is now wearing the bag which she is supposed to get reconnected soon. The scary thing is that her blood test came back slightly high on her liver. They did a ultra sound and said they see something but its blurry so they are now going to do a cat...
by janette
Fri May 11, 2007 9:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Bleeding and bladder infections
Replies: 3
Views: 1100

HI JANNETTE, HAVE YOU HAD A COLONOSCOPY? IF YOUR MOM HAD COLON CANCER YOU ARE AT A HIGHER THEN AVERAGE RISK FOR DEVELOPING CANCER. I HAD STAGE 4 COLON CANCER WITH NO SYMPTOMS SO IF YOU ARE SEEING A LITTLE BLOOD THEN I WOULD GO GET CHECKED. AS FAR AS THE BLADDER THINGS YOUR MOM IS GOING THROUGH HAVE...
by janette
Fri May 11, 2007 9:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Blood test and liver cancer after colon cancer
Replies: 4
Views: 1277

Hi thanks for responding. Mom just took chemo in the pill form and had radiation treatments for about 5 weeks. She has been done for about 3 weeks now. I am hoping its just from the chemo.
by janette
Fri May 11, 2007 9:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Blood test and liver cancer after colon cancer
Replies: 4
Views: 1277

Blood test and liver cancer after colon cancer

My mom had her colon removed and is now wearing a bag hoping to be reconected soon. Her blood tests have been good except this last one said the liver was slightly high. There was another time about 2 months that said the same and then the next test came out fine. Its scaring the heck out of me! Can...
by janette
Wed May 09, 2007 9:41 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Bleeding and bladder infections
Replies: 3
Views: 1100

Bleeding and bladder infections

Hi everyone. My poor mother has gone through colon cancer and has a colostomy bag. She has had chemo and radiation and is now cancer free which I pray stays that way. She has really bad allergies and has a hard time breathing with chronic bladder infections. Anyone experienced this? Also I am 38 and...
by janette
Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:30 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: LEAKAGE PROBLEMS HELP???
Replies: 4
Views: 1256

LEAKAGE PROBLEMS HELP???

Hi my mom has a bag, and we found out she has a ulcer by her stoma, well anyways she is having major leakage problems, and even saw a specialist about it. They are trying to do thier best, but its always leaking. I feel really bad for her. Any suggestions? Thanks
by janette
Sun Jan 07, 2007 1:27 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: HAS ANYONES SURGERY GONE WRONG?
Replies: 1
Views: 1042

HAS ANYONES SURGERY GONE WRONG?

Has anyone had the surgery go wrong? My mom had her colon, and part rectum taken out, and the feces is coming out of the sides of the stoma instead of the middle. She is going to see a wound specialist this week, but I am so angry. She has been through so much, and now mabey another surgery. Feel so...
by janette
Wed Dec 27, 2006 11:01 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: FECES COMING OUT OF THE SIDES OF THE STOMA? SOMEONE HELP
Replies: 2
Views: 1000

FECES COMING OUT OF THE SIDES OF THE STOMA? SOMEONE HELP

Hi my mom had her colon and part rectum removed, and now has the bag. She swears feces is coming out of the sided of the stoma, and the skin is getting very irritated. She even sais it seems like the side is getting larger. She has had a couple times where the bag has had blood in it. The doctors do...
by janette
Tue Dec 26, 2006 9:34 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: BLEEDING IN THE BAG????
Replies: 3
Views: 2355

BLEEDING IN THE BAG????

Hi everyone my mom had suregry about 3 weeks ago, and we have been finding blood in her bag, and a little out of her rectum. She had her colon taken out, and part of her rectum.. We were scared, but the doctors are saying not to worry sometimes that happens. Is this true any advice?? Sometimes the d...
by janette
Sat Dec 23, 2006 2:24 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CONFUSED ABOUT STAGES, AND ANY LYMPH NODE SUCCESS STORIES?
Replies: 3
Views: 1092

CONFUSED ABOUT STAGES, AND ANY LYMPH NODE SUCCESS STORIES?

Hi my mom just had surgery a couple weeks ago, and had her colon and part rectum taken out. They found cancer in 1 lymph node out of 25. I have read on the internet that this can be stage 2A or three. Does anyone know what stage this is, and the survivial rate? Seems like so many different things on...

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