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by KimT
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Staged T3N1 for Rectal Cancer Today
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Re: Staged T3N1 for Rectal Cancer Today

Looking at this chart, it appears that you would be IIIA to me. https://www.cancer.org/cancer/colon-rectal-cancer/detection-diagnosis-staging/staged.html Edited to add...I think you are right. I looked at it again. They have changed the staging since I was diagnosed. I don’t recall as many sub stages.
by KimT
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colon Polyp History
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: Colon Polyp History

We are not doctors. These are questions you need to ask your doctor. We are colon cancer survivors or loved ones of survivors. We are by no means qualified to answer medical questions. Best of luck.
by KimT
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Ladies what did you do with your hair during chemo?
Replies: 9
Views: 227

Re: Ladies what did you do with your hair during chemo?

Talk to a hairdresser. They can probably help you with style ideas and products to help it appear thicker. I lost all my hair to chemo for ovarian cancer. It came back nice and full but I experienced massive hair loss when I switched my hormone therapy last spring. I was ready to cut it very short b...
by KimT
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Anal fissure or hemorrhoids or colon cancer?
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Re: Anal fissure or hemorrhoids or colon cancer?

We are not doctors. We are cancer survivors or loved ones of survivors. We cannot speculate on your situation. Follow up with your physician and advocate for yourself.
by KimT
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Pressure in rectum. PLEASE HELP.
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Re: Pressure in rectum. PLEASE HELP.

Perhaps you need to talk to somebody about your anxiety. You already know you don’t have colon cancer. You have had a colonoscopy to confirm this. What may or may not be going on with you is not colon cancer. I don’t mind questions from people who don’t have cancer but understand this is a board of ...
by KimT
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New and scared...
Replies: 8
Views: 452

Re: New and scared...

There are risks in any procedure. If you want o know what’s going on, you just have to suck it up and get the colonoscopy. Every one of us on this board that has been diagnosed with colon cancer had had at least one colonoscopy, most of us several. I’ve not heard of anybody suffering a bowel perfora...
by KimT
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Job Hunting After Treatment?
Replies: 3
Views: 193

Re: Job Hunting After Treatment?

My husband has been through a couple of job changes in the past 10 years. (Not after cancer) He has always been presented the health insurance as part of any job offer.
by KimT
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: RESTRICTIONS ON IMMODIUM SALE
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: RESTRICTIONS ON IMMODIUM SALE

You have to take a lot of Imodium to get high. Limiting the sale of Imodium isn’t going to affect those who are taking it appropriately for diarrhea. It’s no different than when they limited the sales of Sudafed. It doesn’t affect those that aren’t cooking it down for meth. Those that need it will s...
by KimT
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Did you travel during treatment?
Replies: 20
Views: 778

Re: Did you travel during treatment?

Go for it! I traveled from Ohio to Thailand 4 weeks after surgery.

I’ve been to Hong Kong several times. I loved going there when we lived in Thailand. It’s a good mix of Asian and western influences.
by KimT
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Swollen ascending colon
Replies: 6
Views: 331

Re: Swollen ascending colon

We are not doctors. We are cancer patients/survivors or loved ones of patients/survivors.

You have an ultrasound coming up soon so you will have some answers shortly. Until then, I would advise you lay off dr google.

Good luck.
by KimT
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Additional safety precautions for breastfeeding mothers and children?
Replies: 7
Views: 398

Re: Additional safety precautions for breastfeeding mothers and children?

As you will not be handling her chemo medication, there is no risk to you as it goes in. The only other possibility of exposure is in waste....when she goes to the bathroom. I was told there were no extra precautions needed for my family other than flushing the toilet twice after I used it. If you a...
by KimT
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Maybe a problem ...
Replies: 11
Views: 901

Re: Maybe a problem ...

You're complaining about doing paperwork? There are people on this forum fighting for their lives and you want them to figure out your medical insurance problems because you detest paperwork? You received alot of excellent advise here now all you have to do is put in a little effort and apply it. Y...
by KimT
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How To Deal With DH Family
Replies: 10
Views: 986

Re: How To Deal With DH Family

I’ve been on both sides. My mom was diagnosed with cancer less than a year after my second cancer. Because I had been through it twice, I knew what she needed more than anyone. When people haven’t been through it, they don’t know how to be helpful. Don’t be resentful, they cannot read your mind. You...
by KimT
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Liver Lesion Identified, Four Years After Original Diagnosis
Replies: 8
Views: 1086

Re: Liver Lesion Identified, Four Years After Original Diagnosis

I have had hyposdense lesions show on every ct scan before and after diagnosis. They are benign.

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