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by KimT
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Vent, anyone else need to?
Replies: 3
Views: 304

Re: Vent, anyone else need to?

The reality is that life goes on, even with cancer. Children still need to be fed and clothed. Having cancer doesn’t lesson our responsibility as parents. I went through cancer twice in an 18 month period. Having cancer didn’t make me any less of a mother. Dinner got cooked, laundry got done and I o...
by KimT
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: No, we don't have the best healthcare system
Replies: 24
Views: 1100

Re: No, we don't have the best healthcare system

My cousins wife is a pathologist at a university hospital near me. She explained why healthcare billing is the way it is. It’s all about what the insurance will pay. A hospital will make their rates, and insurance companies come back and might declare, we will pay 30%. A year later they might decide...
by KimT
Sun May 20, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: A Question for Caregivers
Replies: 20
Views: 696

Re: A Question for Caregivers

I am a survivor as well as a caregiver for my mother before she passed. Being a caretaker was by far the harder role.
by KimT
Thu May 17, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How can I help my family watch me die?
Replies: 20
Views: 1377

Re: How can I help my family watch me die?

Nothing is going to make it easier for them. Seeing a loved one suffer is still infinitely easier than not seeing them at all. My mother passed 10 months after being diagnosed with leukemia. It was a hard 10 months but we packed a lifetime of love in those months. Don’t cheat your family of a single...
by KimT
Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Still scared after colonoscopy
Replies: 12
Views: 982

Re: Still scared after colonoscopy

Hemorrhoids can cause bleeding. You had a clear scope and a perfectly reasonable explanation for the blood in your stool. Maybe you need to consider changing therapists or seeking other treatment for your anxiety. Good luck.
by KimT
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Looking for Stage II Updates for Colon Cancer Peeps
Replies: 25
Views: 2102

Re: Looking for Stage II Updates for Colon Cancer Peeps

Stage 2a. 10cm tumor in the cecum. No chemo. No reoccurrence in 8 years.

I did have a second primary cancer 18 months after my colon cancer diagnosis. The second primary was ovarian and I did do chemo for that one.
by KimT
Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Advice/Support
Replies: 13
Views: 1487

Re: Advice/Support

Colon cancer does not develop so quickly as to affect the size of your stools in a matter of days. I think you are barking up the wrong tree. You might consider talking to someone about your anxiety. Best of luck.
by KimT
Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Alcohol use since diagnosis
Replies: 28
Views: 3197

Re: Alcohol use since diagnosis

I’m not concerned about it. I have a mixed drink or two a couple times a month.
by KimT
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Looking into HIPEC
Replies: 32
Views: 2622

Re: Looking into HIPEC

Skifletch is no longer active in the board and hasn’t been for several years. However you can search him in the board. It may not have shown up if you searched skifletcher which is what you posted here. I don’t know anyone else that has had it done recently.
by KimT
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Should I ask for a colonoscopy?? Help meeee
Replies: 16
Views: 1349

Re: Should I ask for a colonoscopy?? Help meeee

I lived in Thailand for several years. Food poisoning and parasitic infections are very common for foreigners. The tap water is not safe to drink, a lot of the ice is not safe to consume, and the beaches are very polluted. Thais and people who live there do not go to the beaches because of the level...
by KimT
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Bowel prep - Does it ever get easier?!?!
Replies: 9
Views: 858

Re: Bowel prep - Does it ever get easier?!?!

I do the miralax prep. 238g of miralax in 64 oz Gatorade and 4 dulcolax tablets. The gentlest on my guts and I don’t mind the Gatorade. They have a cherry flavor that is white that I like to use. And I will only do my colonoscopies when I can be the first case of the day. When they ask me what day w...
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: 3
Views: 653

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: 2510

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: 763

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: 643

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 ...

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