Search found 143 matches

Go to advanced search

by Yellowbird
Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:57 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Post hipec recovery advice
Replies: 7
Views: 715

Re: Post hipec recovery advice

I had that NG tube for what seemed like forever. Can't believe they removed and inserted a new one. I sure wouldn't be in any hurry to get it out. Its a pain but does serve a purpose. Can't believe you are typing from ICU anyway! You are doing great! I was on so many pain meds I couldn't type straig...
by Yellowbird
Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Question about omentum removal during HIPEC
Replies: 8
Views: 975

Re: Question about omentum removal during HIPEC

well,, I learned something today...had no idea there were two omentums! "A Tale of Two Omentums"..... "Torn between two omentums..." Too many pain meds making this girl silly. How is your Mom doing otherwise? The HIPEC doctor should have given you a report detailing the surgery. ...
by Yellowbird
Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:05 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Moving to Hospice
Replies: 16
Views: 1567

Re: Moving to Hospice

I am with you on the hospice journey. I hope you find JOY and PEACE and contentment in everything you do...that your pain is brought to manageable levels...that you can SING when you are able and Dance. That the sun shines on your face and you see the beauty in the world that God has created for you...
by Yellowbird
Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:00 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Husband's Stage IV Recurrent Colon Cancer. What Now?
Replies: 13
Views: 1719

Re: Husband's Stage IV Recurrent Colon Cancer. What Now?

HIPEC .... HIPEC....HIPEC.

It saves lives. I used Dr. Armando Sardi, Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, MD. Find a surgeon who specializes in this procedure and has done hundreds of them.

Others are Paul Sugarbaker, Dr. Hannah at University of Maryland. Dr. Alexander.

Best of luck
by Yellowbird
Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My husband newly diagnosed with Stage 4 Colon Cancer....
Replies: 7
Views: 1025

Re: My husband newly diagnosed with Stage 4 Colon Cancer....

Hi Kris, RUN...don't walk ... to a HIPEC doctor. If there is involvement elsewhere in the abdomen he has a better chance of survival if he does HIPEC before any other surgery. Don't know where you live but I went to Dr. Armando Sardi, Mercy medical Center in Baltimore, MD. He and his staff do more H...
by Yellowbird
Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:00 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Very frightened 21 year old girl... :(
Replies: 32
Views: 3509

Re: Very frightened 21 year old girl... :(

A big HUG for you, sweetie. I hope you find someone to help you, and pronto.

Maybe you could jump up and down, scream and holler, til SOMEONE does something to properly diagnose you???? I'm not kidding. This is BS
by Yellowbird
Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:57 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Counterfit Avastin
Replies: 3
Views: 412

Re: Counterfit Avastin

Lovely.

As if we don't have enough to deal with and worry about....we gotta ponder whether our chemo drugs are the real deal?
by Yellowbird
Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:55 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Bucket List Trip
Replies: 33
Views: 1834

Re: Bucket List Trip

Awesome!!!! I wish I could take in a huge breath of all that clean air....what Texas has to offer airwise isn't ideal for me now.

So glad to see you cherishing every minute. For, All any of us really has....is right now.
by Yellowbird
Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Yellowbird, will you check in?
Replies: 10
Views: 1649

Re: Yellowbird, will you check in?

Hi All, Wow...I feel so loved :D The past two weeks have been really blurred. Hospice people came out every day for the first week. Then I just saw a nurse and social worker this week. I'm keeping my spirits up, staying close to home, sleeping a lot, taking a lot of hydrocodone. My CT scan results o...
by Yellowbird
Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:35 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I've gone on Hospice
Replies: 46
Views: 3648

Re: I've gone on Hospice

If you would all like to connect with me on another level...you can find, and friend me on Facebook under Laura Yarbrough Abbott.

Blessings....
by Yellowbird
Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:06 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage IV - Good News
Replies: 21
Views: 1744

Re: Stage IV - Good News

Wonderful, wonderful! So happy for you! I was also told I was inoperable - golf ball size liver tumor plus others...tumors in other places too, lung, abdomen, active nodes. Just wondering if they might even reconsider resecting my liver...ahh. I just don't know, I'm on hospice, so i guess that's my ...
by Yellowbird
Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:57 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: very young with stage IV colon cancer
Replies: 5
Views: 986

Re: very young with stage IV colon cancer

Sounds like she has peritoneal carcinomatosis. Has anyone mentioned Cytoreduction with HIPEC? If done right - by a very experienced surgeon - she might expect a CURE. I suggest she contact a HIPEC surgeon - not the closest one to you - find the best! I went to Armando Sardi in Baltimore, Mercy Medic...
by Yellowbird
Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:45 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Very frightened 21 year old girl... :(
Replies: 32
Views: 3509

Re: Very frightened 21 year old girl... :(

A word about your diet... Hope you are eating lots of fresh fruit. And when the doctor says fiber...do NOT eat popcorn...I was a popcorn ADDICT, would eat whole bags day upon day. Those little hulls build up in your colon and they are not good! Think about how difficult the hulls are to get out of y...
by Yellowbird
Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:39 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I've gone on Hospice
Replies: 46
Views: 3648

Re: I've gone on Hospice

Thank you Ray. Please keep on fighting.

And please keep spreading the word about Cytoreduction with HIPEC. Dr. Sardi is a angel here on Earth.
by Yellowbird
Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:37 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Did anyone stop their mop-up chemo?
Replies: 18
Views: 1676

Re: Did anyone stop their mop-up chemo?

I stopped my mop up chemo early and it came back. Early Dec. 2011 scan showed NED. Began mop up (Folfiri plus Avastin) Late Dec through February. Scan in March showed reoccurrence. (Before chemo ... clear. After chemo...reoccurrence?) I stopped my Folfox after 8 rounds. 3 months later was diagnosed ...

Go to advanced search