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by KimT
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T - surgery a few days ago, it hurts and need advice
Replies: 4
Views: 748

Re: O/T - surgery a few days ago, it hurts and need advice

My son had pins in his elbow when he broke it at the age of 6. He didn’t even flinch when the doctor pulled them out in the office after 8 weeks. They were really long too, like 6 inches.
by KimT
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Nuelasta Injector
Replies: 7
Views: 868

Re: Nuelasta Injector

I would think they would agree to keep you out of any treatment center as much as possible. Everybody is trying to eliminate non essential visits to any medical facility. My husband would fill my prescriptions while I was in the chair and we took it home with us and put it in the fridge until I was ...
by KimT
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Nuelasta Injector
Replies: 7
Views: 868

Re: Nuelasta Injector

I gave myself Nuelasta injections with a regular syringe and needle in the stomach. I would think it would be an option for you unless it has changed in the last 8 years since I did it. I got a prescription and filled at the hospital pharmacy. It came in prefilled syringes that I kept in the fridge....
by KimT
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stable Colon Cancer and Now New Uterine Cancer
Replies: 2
Views: 748

Re: Stable Colon Cancer and Now New Uterine Cancer

I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer 18 months after my colon cancer diagnosis. It was frustrating in that the gyn oncologist is very compartmented. They only deal with female cancers so I still had to follow up with my regular oncologist. Treatment is very different for the female cancers. I did not...
by KimT
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Gall bladder diagnosis
Replies: 1
Views: 555

Re: Gall bladder diagnosis

We are not doctors, just colon cancer survivors or loved ones of survivors. These are questions to ask the GI doctor. Best of luck.
by KimT
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: growing concerned about care
Replies: 5
Views: 914

Re: growing concerned about care

I think what you have described is typical for stage 4 treatment that is inoperable. This is a marathon, not a sprint so there is no reason to panic just yet. The fact that his cancer has only metastasized to the liver makes him a possible candidate for surgery if the liver Mets can be gotten under ...
by KimT
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colonoscopy?
Replies: 5
Views: 697

Re: Colonoscopy?

Only a colonoscopy can diagnose colon cancer.
by KimT
Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: HELP! Post surgery pain
Replies: 10
Views: 1059

Re: HELP! Post surgery pain

Could be gas pain. Gas pain is the worst. Pain medicine doesn’t help it at all.
by KimT
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Does anyone NOT feel supported
Replies: 10
Views: 2036

Re: Does anyone NOT feel supported

In my 11 years on this board, the ONLY discoed I have seen on this board has involved mpbser. She has a history of not playing nice with folks on this board or the group on Facebook. Let us not make this post about her as it is exactly what she wants. To hijack some one else’s post to get attention ...
by KimT
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Lynch syndrome questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1610

Re: Lynch syndrome questions

I was diagnosed 11 years ago with lynch. It has gotten much better over the years. When I was first diagnosed, most doctors had not heard of it yet. I have moved around 4 times in the last 10 years so I’ve seen a lot of new doctors. In the past 5 years or so, all my doctors have been familiar with l...
by KimT
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New member thoughts on being "cured"
Replies: 8
Views: 1684

Re: New member thoughts on being "cured"

I think having cancer changes us. I am considered cured from two different cancers. While my body does not function as well as it used to, I count my blessings. There are many people who will never hear the word cured, many people who will never ring the bell upon completing chemo. I’ll take my lot ...
by KimT
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New member / ileo problem
Replies: 4
Views: 570

Re: New member / ileo problem

You might try the discussion boards at Ostomy.org.

https://www.uoaa.org/forum/index.php

This board is not super active anymore and not all of us have ostomies. A former member who passed a couple months ago used to direct people here for ostomy questions and concerns. Best of luck.
by KimT
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Pill thru j tube
Replies: 4
Views: 1050

Re: Pill thru j tube

I am a nurse and this is based on my own experience. Pills are meant to be digested in the stomach and absorbed in the intestines. When you crush them, it can change the absorption rate and efficacy. Some pills cannot be crushed at all. You have the added issue of a j tube. The problem with putting ...
by KimT
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Very scared - would love feedback re mucus
Replies: 4
Views: 863

Re: Very scared - would love feedback re mucus

We aren’t doctors. You need to address any concerns with your doctor. Good luck.
by KimT
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Airline experiences?
Replies: 10
Views: 1061

Re: Airline experiences?

I lived in Thailand for several years. My experience with international flights in general is there is a lot less flexibility. There are limited flights to start with. Some of these long flights might be offered only once per day. Chicago to New York is a short flight with dozens of flights offered ...

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