Search found 427 matches

Go to advanced search

by jean60
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: BrownBagger ....... I don't know what to say
Replies: 125
Views: 41749

Re: BrownBagger ....... I don't know what to say

So far I've read words like 'remarkable' and 'the real deal'. I couldn't agree more. I did not have a close relationship with Eric but I was always glad to see a post from him and admired his ability to live his life, cancer be damned. I do not know how he became the incredible person that he was bu...
by jean60
Sun Jul 31, 2016 8:04 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: RIP beautiful Cherie :(
Replies: 40
Views: 7333

Re: RIP beautiful Cherie :(

Oh I hate cancer. I can only offer my condolences to those she leaves behind. Her posts here were always memorable. I did not know her well but she always came across as such an honest voice and such a beautiful person in every way. This is just a damn shame.

Jean
by jean60
Sun Apr 24, 2016 7:10 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colonoscopy next week..canceled previous two
Replies: 39
Views: 5106

Re: Colonoscopy next week..canceled previous two

I'm posting because reading this makes me feel so scared that you WILL cancel. Please don't! I was terrified of my first one too. Really terrified. And it's all true, the prep is no fun, the rest is no problem. Please just have it done. You are a mother. Do it for your little one. Please.

Jean
by jean60
Mon Apr 11, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: HELP please...Question for those that have had hernia surgery
Replies: 9
Views: 1691

Re: HELP please...Question for those that have had hernia surgery

Saw my surgeon this afternoon. He is sending me for a CT, not sure when. He thinks it is one of three things....severe inflammation (hope), or I have ripped a suture or tack out of the muscle (VERY painful....will take time to heal) or recurrence of another hernia (worst case). He said it was nothi...
by jean60
Sun Apr 10, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: HELP please...Question for those that have had hernia surgery
Replies: 9
Views: 1691

Re: HELP please...Question for those that have had hernia surgery

So I am on week 10 from a complex hernia repair surgery - 5 incisional hernias repaired - open AND lapro done. 10 inch incision (reopened) Large (8x10) mesh placed. My concern - starting yesterday I have had a wicked burning pain where I am guessing a corner of the mesh is tacked. EVen through the ...
by jean60
Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:41 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How much Miralax & Dulcolax for prep?
Replies: 9
Views: 2048

Re: How much Miralax & Dulcolax for prep?

Thanks all for your responses! I went with 4 Dulcolax around 1pm and started the 238 Miralax with Gatorade around 4. I was pronounced well prepared post colonoscopy Monday morning. There are certainly LOTS of different methods for prep out there. Found two polyps, should get results on those in the ...
by jean60
Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:38 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Icesk8tr Status
Replies: 41
Views: 9489

Re: Icesk8tr Status

What a beautiful lady. I did not know her well but read many of her posts and she was always a lady. I am so very sorry to hear this and will be thinking of her family.

Jean
by jean60
Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Almost 4 years out, concerned re rectal recurrence
Replies: 6
Views: 1416

Re: Almost 4 yeras out, concerned re rectal recurrence

Green stool (if memory serves me correctly) happens when the fecal matter moves through the digestive system too quickly. It can be accompanied by diarrhea but, when I've had it, it is usually uncomfortable and gassy. Best you see your doc, but the green stuff isn't generally associated with rectal...
by jean60
Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Almost 4 years out, concerned re rectal recurrence
Replies: 6
Views: 1416

Re: Almost 4 yeras out, concerned re rectal recurrence

Also pouches can and do scar, stiffen and/or prolapse. That's what happened to me. I was almost completely obstructed. Diagnosed with a defecating proctogram. Thanks, Jachut. Did you have discomfort/pain with the pouch issues? Did they repair it or is that possible? Sorry, I should have looked at y...
by jean60
Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Almost 4 years out, concerned re rectal recurrence
Replies: 6
Views: 1416

Re: Almost 4 yeras out, concerned re rectal recurrence

Hmm... I think there is something wrong with your billiary system - gallbladder, or liver ducts... the green thing... MRI would help to see what is going on in that area... I do not think it is rectal cancer related. Hang in, hugs, Vilca Pls, let us know later. Thanks Vilca. My gallbladder has been...
by jean60
Fri Apr 01, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Almost 4 years out, concerned re rectal recurrence
Replies: 6
Views: 1416

Almost 4 years out, concerned re rectal recurrence

Hello all, I need some help. As you can see from my signature, I'm almost 4 year out from 111B rectal cancer. Last colonoscopy was in early fall of 2015. (my surgeon's schedule). For the past month or so, I 've been experiencing a change in my 'new normal' bowel habits (I have a j pouch) in that I'v...
by jean60
Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:45 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How much Miralax & Dulcolax for prep?
Replies: 9
Views: 2048

Re: How much Miralax & Dulcolax for prep?

I took the 4 Dulcolax at noon. Divide your Miralax and Gatorade (best option) into two doses. Very important to have a second dose! I did one at 6 pm and one between midnight and 1AM. Last dose should be 4-6 hours before scope.. Nothing by mouth after that. Good luck. Thanks for the info AND the go...
by jean60
Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How much Miralax & Dulcolax for prep?
Replies: 9
Views: 2048

Re: How much Miralax & Dulcolax for prep?

Here's a link to a prep that is very similar to what I received. 238 grams of miralax and 4 dulcolax (although I was instructed to use 2) http://www.arizonadigestivehealth.com/colonoscopy-miralax-gatorade-prep/ Good luck. peanut Thank you peanut! I cannot remember if I took 2 or 4 dulcolax in the p...
by jean60
Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How much Miralax & Dulcolax for prep?
Replies: 9
Views: 2048

Re: How much Miralax & Dulcolax for prep?

Nik Colon wrote:My last prep (I was dealing with constipation also) was a full 255 g bottle with 64 Oz Gatorade , 2 dulcolax, another 255 g bottle with 64 Oz Gatorade, and 10 Oz bottle of magnesium citrate. Yeah, alot


YES, that is a lot!
by jean60
Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How much Miralax & Dulcolax for prep?
Replies: 9
Views: 2048

How much Miralax & Dulcolax for prep?

Having a colonoscopy with a new doc on short notice. They called in the pricey stuff which I will not be buying. Did a quick search online to find instructions and I'm curious.....I am finding instructions to take 4 Dulcolax and to mix 510 grams of Miralax with liquid (Gatorade for me). I believe I ...

Go to advanced search