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by KimT
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colonoscopy Scheduled but nervous and looking for advice/talking off the ledge
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: Colonoscopy Scheduled but nervous and looking for advice/talking off the ledge

Only a colonoscopy will tell for sure what is going on. You’ve got one scheduled which is a good thing.

We are not doctors and speculating on what might be your problem would be irresponsible.

Good luck.
by KimT
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What happened to thread for caretakers and loved ones?
Replies: 49
Views: 1570

Re: What happened to thread for caretakers and loved ones?

Aside from ALL THAT there is an obvious issue that many members have w/one chronically self-absorbed member who out of nearly 900 posts of which 99.99% are threads & posts that are ALL about their own situation lending very little support to others. Granted we learn through the threads & po...
by KimT
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scared I might have advanced cancer
Replies: 16
Views: 759

Re: Scared I might have advanced cancer

No, thats about the only test they haven't done yet. I'm afraid of having one fearing the results! Does what I have described sound like cancer or alarming? Did you have a colonoscopy? If not, get one. A colonoscopy is the only thing that will definitely diagnose whether or not you have cancer or a...
by KimT
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scared I might have advanced cancer
Replies: 16
Views: 759

Re: Scared I might have advanced cancer

We are not doctors and it would be irresponsible for us to speculate on what is going on with you. Take all this information you have gathered about your symptoms and request a colonoscopy. Could be something, could be nothing. But we are not qualified to guess on your situation. We are just cancer ...
by KimT
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Could this be colon cancer?
Replies: 5
Views: 297

Re: Could this be colon cancer?

We are not doctors. We are just colon cancer survivors or loved ones of survivors. Each of our situations are unique. People present with different symptoms or some no symptoms at all. You are seeing a doctor which is the right thing to do for any health concern.

Best of luck.
by KimT
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What happened to thread for caretakers and loved ones?
Replies: 49
Views: 1570

Re: What happened to thread for caretakers and loved ones?

We lost our prayer thread too :( If you want prayer stop in here! was never lost. Recent posts were reported and removed, which let the topic return to it's last posting date before the reports. Post into a topic if you wish to keep it active. THANK YOU!!! This was Terry's thread, when I think of h...
by KimT
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What happened to thread for caretakers and loved ones?
Replies: 49
Views: 1570

Re: What happened to thread for caretakers and loved ones?

Unfortunately one persons need (demand) to be the center of attention of this board and their inability (refusal) to play nice has resulted in the removal and/or lockdown of several threads. We lost our prayer thread too :(
by KimT
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: HELP. Mother’s treatment wrong?
Replies: 6
Views: 378

Re: HELP. Mother’s treatment wrong?

I don’t see anything inappropriate about the care your mother has received thus far. Until the pathology report is back, it’s a waiting game. No plan can be made until pathology is done. She can’t do any kind of chemo if it’s needed until 6+ weeks after surgery. She may not see an oncologist for a c...
by KimT
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: positive FIT test and rectal bleeding
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: positive FIT test and rectal bleeding

There is no reason to assume you have cancer. Hemorrhoids can bleed.

It’s a good idea to have it checked out but no reason to have a knee jerk reaction and assume cancer. Hemorrhoids are a far more common cause of rectal bleeding than is cancer.
by KimT
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Prep suggestions?
Replies: 12
Views: 567

Re: Prep suggestions?

I always do the miralax prep. It’s the least horrible imo. You have to drink a half gallon of Gatorade but at least I can pick a good flavor and it doesn’t cramp me up.
by KimT
Sat May 04, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T question about Metastasis
Replies: 1
Views: 480

Re: O/T question about Metastasis

As this is a colon cancer forum, most of us have very limited knowledge of other cancers. You will likely have better luck if you can find a forum with people who have your type of cancer. My mother had leptomeningeal disease from leukemia. She had a port inserted into her brain to deliver chemo dir...
by KimT
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T - my furbaby has cancer....hard last weekend - UPDATED
Replies: 18
Views: 1046

Re: O/T - my furbaby has cancer....hard last weekend

I wept for days over the loss of our guinea pig a few weeks ago. She was 7 which in guinea pig years is about 129. We lost a car in 2015 at the age of 15. Our pets are very important to us. Even a little rodent. They are family members. I couldn’t live in a home without animals though even if it so ...
by KimT
Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Right vs Left colon
Replies: 7
Views: 518

Re: Right vs Left colon

I’m 10 years out from a stage 2 right sided colon cancer that I did not do chemo for. 10 years ago, I heard right sided cancer was a better diagnosis. Data changes. IMO every case is different.
by KimT
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Total or partial
Replies: 2
Views: 391

Re: Total or partial

Once it’s gone, it’s gone. It seems drastic to take the whole colon. I had a second resection and chose to preserve as much colon as possible. I have about a third of my colon. My grandfather had a total colectomy and had a lot of issues.
by KimT
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How long after surgery did you start mop up chemo?
Replies: 6
Views: 540

Re: How long after surgery did you start mop up chemo?

I didn’t do chemo for colon cancer but I did for ovarian . I started chemo 6 weeks after surgery. Chemo interferes with the healing process so you have to wait until you are fairly healed. 6-8 weeks seems standard.

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