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by J-man
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CEA Confusion
Replies: 5
Views: 529

Re: CEA Confusion

The test labs should quote their reference ranges along with the measured values. Different labs ( demographic regions etc.) can have different "normal" ranges AND there are a number of different test methodologies, each having their own range of normals etc. Trends are important, in that ...
by J-man
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Beware of cancer scams!
Replies: 2
Views: 530

Re: Beware of cancer scams!

there should be a special place in hell for these disgusting parasites.
by J-man
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Anemia -- how have you dealt with it?
Replies: 5
Views: 576

Re: Anemia -- how have you dealt with it?

There are also bone marrow stimulants which you could discuss with your doctors( Eprex, erythrpoietin ) which act on red blood cell production the way neulasta acts of white blood cell production. Iron and B vitamin injections may be needed but only if you are deficient in them to start with. You is...
by J-man
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Phuong is the new ColonClub President !
Replies: 19
Views: 7269

Re: Phuong is the new ColonClub President !

While I do not post much, I have been here for a number of years and greatly appreciate those who volunteer their time, energy and lives to this worthy cause. I read here regularly and look forward to supporting your own efforts for our cause. Thank you Phuong for stepping up to the challenge and of...
by J-man
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Help. Squirt bottle recommendations?
Replies: 18
Views: 1611

Re: Help. Squirt bottle recommendations?

If you do use a bidet at home, then maybe consider looking at a BioBidet travel unit ? https://biobidet.com/products/tp-70-new-travel-bidet I believe others here have talked about this in the past. I have a bidet at home so have not looked into their at home bidet toilet seats, yet ! I agree with &q...
by J-man
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: We Still Need to Laugh Resumed : 2019
Replies: 151
Views: 25982

Re: We Still Need to Laugh Resumed : 2019

There are two rules to success
1. Never reveal everything you know.
2.

:shock: :mrgreen:
by J-man
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Best Prep for Colonoscopy - Pepopik worked for a wimpy me!
Replies: 17
Views: 10657

Re: Best Prep for Colonoscopy - Pepopik worked for a wimpy me!

I bought a 2 pack box of Pico Salax today at a Shoppers Drug Mart for about $28 Cdn. Google the Canadian website and availability for more info. I do not use online pharmacies, but WalMart, Costco, Shoppers, London Drugs, Rexall, Pharmasave are all shown to carry it as well as many grocery chain sto...
by J-man
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Best Prep for Colonoscopy - Pepopik worked for a wimpy me!
Replies: 17
Views: 10657

Re: Best Prep for Colonoscopy - Pepopik worked for a wimpy me!

The original Pico Salax powder sachets continue to be available in Canada at their reasonable price point. Why the US regulatory bodies seem to have a problem getting this item to patients at a reasonable cost, defies logic. I have not tried the new version in a bottle, but see no reason to start no...
by J-man
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Take me away to that special place - Picture Thread
Replies: 144
Views: 22158

Re: Take me away to that special place - Picture Thread

mobrouser wrote:2 thumbs up if you can guess who I plagiarized for the thread title

I would think Axl Rose as he would have written most of the lyrics for Guns N' Roses
by J-man
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Dr Henry Lynch
Replies: 3
Views: 714

Re: Dr Henry Lynch

It is always very sad when we lose pioneers in the medical fields.
They have dedicated themselves to helping many and while I do not have Lynch syndrome
I know a number of people who have benefited from being aware they had it,
and were able to take proactive measures.

RIP Dr. Lynch
by J-man
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Tightness in hips-radiation?
Replies: 5
Views: 879

Re: Tightness in hips-radiation?

I had 6 week radiation before surgery and also have a long history of lower back hip and gluteal tightness. I exercised a lot and also tried chiropractic, acupuncture, massage and true physiotherapy/rehab. Everything helped a bit, but nothing did it all. I also tried muscle relaxants and anti-inflam...
by J-man
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: The things people say to cancer patients
Replies: 44
Views: 10361

Re: The things people say to cancer patients

Upon receiving what I felt was a discourteous comment from a semi-friend, I asked them if they truly KNEW what I had been through ? Their answer was " umm I guess not really " My reply was to put up my hand ( talk to the hand style ) and I turned and walked away have not spoken to / with t...
by J-man
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery Tomorrow - 27th New Zealand Time
Replies: 55
Views: 18291

Re: Surgery Tomorrow - 27th New Zealand Time

I am sending my very best wishes for a successful surgery and a good recovery.

J
by J-man
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Disconnect
Replies: 11
Views: 1705

Re: Disconnect

Absolutely get the proper training and a list of numbers to call for support if you need help.

Can you do it ? Up to you
Should you do it ? Up to you

Will you do it ? let us know !

thumb up and sending best wishes
by J-man
Mon Dec 07, 2015 12:15 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Update - chemo & Sloan/HAI appt
Replies: 18
Views: 2987

Re: Update - chemo & Sloan/HAI appt

As a new member, you would need a few more approved posts before you could send / receive PMs to other members. There is a minimum number before members are approved here, which limits the amount of "noise" and spammers on this forum. Actually I challenge you to find ANY spam on this forum !

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