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by lamerex4
Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Painful Colonoscopy Post Colon Resection
Replies: 34
Views: 8812

Re: Painful Colonoscopy Post Colon Resection

Many factors could have resulted in the lack of sedation. The IV might not have been in the vein, so the medication didn't get injected correctly. Every person reacts differently to medication. If I have dilaudid, it might as well be saline; the effect is the same. Perhaps you react this way to the ...
by lamerex4
Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:05 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Farrah Fawcett Dies At 62
Replies: 40
Views: 3768

Re: Farrah Fawcett Dies At 62

My condolences to her loved ones and my thanks for her bravery and candor in making 'our' cancer public. RIP, Farrah. You fought a valiant fight.
by lamerex4
Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:24 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: This is reedcat:: he is home ALMOST ):
Replies: 21
Views: 1904

Re: This is reedcat:: he is home ALMOST ):

Reedcat, As a nurse myself, I can't imagine being forced away from my husband at this difficult time. Is Hospice involved in his care? They are unbelievably wonderful in dealing with difficult family dynamics. The boys certainly need an advocate to walk them thru this process with as minimal 'damage...
by lamerex4
Mon Apr 06, 2009 5:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: The Final Four
Replies: 17
Views: 1265

Re: The Final Four

Even this true blue Wolverine ('75 Nursing) is excited for the Spartans! I never thought these words would pass my lips but, "Go Green! Go White!".
by lamerex4
Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:29 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Painful Colonoscopy Post Colon Resection
Replies: 34
Views: 8812

Re: Painful Colonoscopy Post Colon Resection

GREAT NEWS! Just got back from my yearly colonoscopy. No pain this time! The first thing my DR said this morning was, "We really had a rough time last year. We're going to do everything in our power to avoid that today." And they did! The nurse asked incredulously 3 times about the amount ...
by lamerex4
Fri Sep 19, 2008 9:13 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Painful Colonoscopy Post Colon Resection
Replies: 34
Views: 8812

Re: Painful Colonoscopy Post Colon Resection

I feel terrible about the worry, stress and concern this thread has caused! PLEASE don't put off getting a colonoscopy out of fear. Good doctor/client communication is key. Express your concerns to your physician and set up a 'password' in advance that means STOP! If you are lucid enough to verbaliz...
by lamerex4
Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:16 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: WAY to funny not to share.
Replies: 10
Views: 1602

Thanks, Molly! Laughing out loud is a great way to start the day!
by lamerex4
Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:08 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: liability for failure of diagnosis?
Replies: 20
Views: 3419

KP, It took 11 months for me to get my doctors to listen to me. I had a normal screening colonoscopy just 3 years prior to the onset of my symptoms. I couldn't even get the attention of my gynecologic oncologist! After having hemorrhoids banded and 'giving it more healing time' I had to resort to ta...
by lamerex4
Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:19 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Painful Colonoscopy Post Colon Resection
Replies: 34
Views: 8812

I think my crying out repeatedly would have been a clue! They told me to take deep breaths and to relax my abdomen. They did give me more meds 2-3 times. It just didn't hit me til later; I slept 5 hours after I got home. Everyone reacts differently to medications. I will just make sure they use some...
by lamerex4
Thu Feb 21, 2008 8:42 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Painful Colonoscopy Post Colon Resection
Replies: 34
Views: 8812

Painful Colonoscopy Post Colon Resection

I had my one year post colon resection colonoscopy yesterday. It was the most painful procedure I have ever had. They kept turning me from side to side and even had a big burly guy come in twice to push on my abdomen. The gave me more meds at least twice, but I feel like I spent the whole time screa...
by lamerex4
Wed Jun 13, 2007 10:18 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Does internal Hemorrhoids cause flat stools?
Replies: 6
Views: 21366

No. Generallly these cause pain.
Quit guessing; quit fretting; GET A COLONOSCOPY!!!!!
by lamerex4
Sat Jun 09, 2007 11:50 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Does internal Hemorrhoids cause flat stools?
Replies: 6
Views: 21366

It is unlikely that hemorrhoids would cause flat stools. If you are having flat stools, I recommend you discuss this with your primary care physician as soon as possible.
by lamerex4
Sun May 20, 2007 4:42 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colon cleanses and CC
Replies: 2
Views: 713

There is no clinical evidence to support ANY benefit to 'colon cleanses'. There are certain risks involved, however; perforation of the colon, electrolyte imbalance to name just a couple. IMHO you can save a great deal of discomfort by merely flushing your money directly down your toilet! Try googli...
by lamerex4
Fri May 04, 2007 3:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: recent colonoscopy
Replies: 2
Views: 742

I know it's extremely hard to wait, but guessing is fruitless. I had my colonoscopy on a Thursday and the diagnosis by Monday. I had a normal screening colonoscopy in April of 2003. In February of 2006 I developed rectal bleeding. I had a hard time getting doctors to think beyond that normal colonos...
by lamerex4
Fri Apr 27, 2007 1:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Question about symptoms
Replies: 12
Views: 1686

Allow me to join the choir. Walk away from the computer, pick up the phone and call and make an appointment to see a DR. Every campus has health services. College students can get very inexpensive health insurance. Why would you want to take a chance with you life after all the hard work you've put ...

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