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by chessamay
Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Liver Biopsy - Severe Shoulder Pain
Replies: 11
Views: 9153

Re: Liver Biopsy - Severe Shoulder Pain

Mark, That is really horrible for your Dr to be saying that,but they don't teach social skill in medical school unfortunately. We do not do liver biopsies in our dept, but I will ask around the hospital to try and get an answer to your question. My father in law is terminally ill with cancer and aft...
by chessamay
Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Liver Biopsy - Severe Shoulder Pain
Replies: 11
Views: 9153

Re: Liver Biopsy - Severe Shoulder Pain

Chef 21157, Did you have laparoscopic surgery?? If so the shoulder pain you are experiencing is due to that. During laparoscopic surgery the surgeon will instill CO2 in your abdomen to allow him to see your organs and complete the resection. Your shoulders are hurting because of the pressure put on ...
by chessamay
Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Cancer & Damaged Relationships
Replies: 73
Views: 7785

Re: Cancer & Damaged Relationships

, this was not my life plan..... Debbi[/quote] This person made a good point.........not my life plan...........I think for me growing up in an environment where I was told my mom was "sick" (she has major depression), and living that with her throughout her life has made me MOLD in the ca...
by chessamay
Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:31 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: OUT OF BOX I
Replies: 65
Views: 7011

Re: WORDS...!!! !!!

Lisahopes wrote:Fede is intentionally ignoring all questions and comments directed at him.

Something is wrong.


As I read this thread, I have to agree.
As a nurse who understands mental health,
Fede you may need to seek help? Are you ok?
by chessamay
Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: A Funeral--Jake Style
Replies: 37
Views: 3315

Re: A Funeral--Jake Style

Someone was present that day............
what an amazing story.
by chessamay
Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: UPDATE: Dr. said infection & fluid/Now we find out Fistula!
Replies: 68
Views: 8698

Re: Update from former post - Dr. said infection & fluid

After reading these threads......boy......unfortunately that is the way health care is now days.
I called 911 a while back and was put on hold for 10 minutes!!! AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!
Glad your husband seems to be doing ok worried wife.
I'm glad he is not septic :shock:
Catherine
by chessamay
Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Using the R Word
Replies: 73
Views: 7293

Re: Using the R Word

I TRULY believe your attitude is what keeps you going.
You are amazing and I wish you many many more years!
Catherine
by chessamay
Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Lynch testing?
Replies: 11
Views: 1590

Re: Lynch testing?

Sounds like your family may have HNPCC. Hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer-or in other words Lynch Syndrome. Lynch syndrome is a hereditary form of colon cancer that unfortunately makes you predisposed to other cancers at a young age...some cancers include colon (of course), uterine, ovarian...
by chessamay
Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:51 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Some Good News
Replies: 81
Views: 5431

Re: Some Good News

Thats great!
I hope you beat all the odds!
Catherine
by chessamay
Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: over sensitive
Replies: 18
Views: 2043

Re: over sensitive

There needs to be more education/advertisements/awareness out there for lung and colorectal ca-1st and second leading cause of cancer deaths! Our hospital has colon cancer awareness month in March. The endoscopy nurses give out pins, blue ribbons-it starts with us. Just how Susan Gomen started somet...
by chessamay
Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Brain Mets--Tell Me What You Know
Replies: 45
Views: 6218

Re: Brain Mets--Tell Me What You Know

As someone mentioned, probably best to consult your Surgeons, oncologists,etc..........
Catherine
by chessamay
Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 2a - Anyone did not do chemo? Or did chemo w/o Oxi?
Replies: 67
Views: 6424

Re: Stage 2a - Anyone did not do chemo? Or did chemo w/o Oxi

Worriedwife,
Let us know either way your decision.
Hope you guys are well,
Catherine
by chessamay
Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:21 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Brain Mets--Tell Me What You Know
Replies: 45
Views: 6218

Re: Brain Mets--Tell Me What You Know

you will never find a colon cancer pt getting radiation, because it can damage other structures and the colon is constantly undergoing perastalsis (movements in the bowel that aide in digestion). Well, not never. I received 30 treatments of chemoradiation and I am being treated for colon cancer (de...
by chessamay
Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Brain Mets--Tell Me What You Know
Replies: 45
Views: 6218

Re: Brain Mets--Tell Me What You Know

Catherine, I'm well aware of the differences between colon and rectal cancer as well as the differences/similarities in their treatments. I do think that saying that colon cancer doesn't generally metastize first to the brain is a more appropriate statement because of the handful of people on this ...
by chessamay
Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:24 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Brain Mets--Tell Me What You Know
Replies: 45
Views: 6218

Re: Brain Mets--Tell Me What You Know

Lauretta, I am very sorry for what you are going through. You might want to look into radiation-gamma knife. It is fairly new and great success in many pts. I really hope you are taking care of yourself and have help from others. I learned that one...........my husband is battling another illness th...

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