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by KimT
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scared of having colon cancer
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: Scared of having colon cancer

I think the chances of cancer are zero. You have started 4 threads asking the same questions. Perhaps you need to talk to your doctor about your anxiety.
by KimT
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Feeling stressed....
Replies: 29
Views: 1578

Re: Feeling stressed....

You don’t have cancer. You have much to be thankful for. Don’t borrow trouble by consulting Dr Google. A repeat colonoscopy in 3 years is a very reasonable follow up.
by KimT
Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Lynch Syndrome
Replies: 7
Views: 522

Re: Lynch Syndrome

I have lynch. Here is the silver lining with lynch. While the incidence of cancer is higher, survivability is better due to early detection. Catching cancer early can be the difference in living and dying. I’ve had cancer twice. My second cancer was ovarian and was caught early. If we didn’t know to...
by KimT
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Genetic testing (Lynch syndrome) questions
Replies: 6
Views: 429

Re: Genetic testing (Lynch syndrome) questions

Hello I am Lynch positive. I have been advised by Genetics Counsellor to get my siblings ( who are disease free so far) tested for Lynch. They are married with kids and leading normal lives with the usual ups and downs. They are scared of reality and feel that if they test positive they will worry ...
by KimT
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T
Replies: 7
Views: 490

Re: O/T

You got banned?

I used to admin on a online forum. Banning is done by admins and can only be undone by admins. I didn't know banning happened here. Threads have been locked on occasion but it's realitively civil here so I'm surprised to see anyone be banned.
by KimT
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery
Replies: 6
Views: 540

Re: Surgery

You can refuse any treatment you don't want. But understand that the surgeon also does not have to do any surgery where he feels that will be harmful or have a low chance of success. Regardless you need to be treating medical professionals with a bit of dignity and respect. You could have refused th...
by KimT
Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Tough recovery post LAP surgery :-(
Replies: 3
Views: 409

Re: Tough recovery post LAP surgery :-(

I was 31 at the time of my first resection and my recovery was awful. In my experience as patient and a nurse, it is better to take the pain medicine around the clock for the first week or so after surgery. When pain gets to a 9, it can be difficult to get it under control. But take some colace with...
by KimT
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Husband recovering from LAR and need opinions on Path report please!
Replies: 13
Views: 969

Re: Husband recovering from LAR and need opinions on Path report please!

The oncologist is going to determine the treatment plan and staging. Medicine in general is quite compartmented. The surgeon is going to do the surgery, pathology will look at the samples and ultimately the oncologist will look at all the reports and recommend the best course of action. I don't doub...
by KimT
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: ECG Report...Can Anyone Help me Understand It?
Replies: 9
Views: 790

Re: ECG Report...Can Anyone Help me Understand It?

I was a cardiac nurse for many years. You need to see a cardiologist asap. The report indicates a possible heart attack. Coupled with the the shortness of breath you are experiencing, you need to see a cardiologist. Whoever ordered that ecg stood have gotten a cardiologist on board immediately. Espe...
by KimT
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Acupuncture or dry needling for neuropathy
Replies: 11
Views: 555

Re: Acupuncture or dry needling for neuropathy

I had some success with pemf therapy. They shoot electrical impulses in targeted areas. My neuropathy isn't gone completely but I am off all medication for it and it only really bothers me when it's really cold out.
by KimT
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New to this board and colon cancer
Replies: 11
Views: 1363

Re: New to this board and colon cancer

One week out from surgery is still rough. Take your pain medicine and move around. I've had a total of 4 abdominal surgeries and the 2 week mark has been a turning point for me each time pain and recovery wise. Don't sweat the staples. You will feel better once they are out. I only had staples once ...
by KimT
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How to deal with Doctors reluctance to use surgery as part of treatment
Replies: 11
Views: 1018

Re: How to deal with Doctors reluctance to use surgery as part of treatment

I would agree with the opinions of your doctors. If you can't remove all the cancer, there is no point in doing surgery at this time. It might be possible later if the tumors are shrunk via chemo to do surgery. You have to wait a good 6-8 weeks after surgery to even start chemo. Doing surgery to rem...
by KimT
Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Final Pathology report terminology
Replies: 5
Views: 839

Re: Final Pathology report terminology

In general synoptic is like a summary i.e. Synopsis.
by KimT
Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Need suggestions
Replies: 3
Views: 841

Re: Need suggestions

Block her. I have zero patience for behaving like an asshat.
by KimT
Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: PREP GETS HARDER TO TOLERATE
Replies: 16
Views: 3547

Re: PREP GETS HARDER TO TOLERATE

I will only do the miralax prep. It's gentle, doesn't cramp me or cause nausea.

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