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by tammylayne
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Bev G
Replies: 51
Views: 21111

Re: Bev G

I have not been able to bring myself to comment on this. Still struggling. Bev...I hope you went in peace. To Bev's family, I send you many gentle hugs...
by tammylayne
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Enemas - HELP
Replies: 10
Views: 1478

Re: Enemas - HELP

I do believe that less water is better. If you can get a good clean out with 4 cups, why use 6 cups? To me the more water the greater the risk of water sticking around and causing issues hours later. That is how my surgeon explained it. Less is more :wink:
by tammylayne
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Daily Enema Therapy for LARS
Replies: 8
Views: 1777

Re: Daily Enema Therapy for LARS

5 years and going strong. would not give up my daily enema for anything. My life, my sanity...my everything. 30 minutes a day instead of 30 times a day. so grateful it works for me.
by tammylayne
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: how much water do daily enema users use
Replies: 17
Views: 2099

Re: how much water do daily enema users use

Before enemas... I could take 12 immodium a day and still make 20 trips to the loo. Now, I have prob taken 12 in the 4 years I have been doing this. if I have problems it would usually be at night, so I would just do another enema. The last month i found it was taking a good hour to complete, too lo...
by tammylayne
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: how much water do daily enema users use
Replies: 17
Views: 2099

Re: how much water do daily enema users use

Well???? How did your
day go? Better?
by tammylayne
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: how much water do daily enema users use
Replies: 17
Views: 2099

Re: how much water do daily enema users use

I cut it right in half...did not wean down. I would ben surprised if I use more then 2 cups. Why not experiment over the weekend? Go down to half and see what happens. And another trick I have discovered...massaging my lower back right at my buttocks in a vigourous circular motion while I sit on the...
by tammylayne
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: how much water do daily enema users use
Replies: 17
Views: 2099

Re: how much water do daily enema users use

Another thought...is it possible there is a food you ate on those occasions that didnt agree with you, and you are assuming it was water amount?
by tammylayne
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: how much water do daily enema users use
Replies: 17
Views: 2099

Re: how much water do daily enema users use

I had that issue a few years back and my surgeon recommended reducing the amount. I now use roughly 1.5 to 2 cups...so maybe 16 oz?. Sometimes a little more or less, it doesn't need to be exact...but half of what I did in the beginning. Results of cleanout are just as good. Try,,,you can always add ...
by tammylayne
Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T....need a hospital in Alabama....son needs hernia surgery
Replies: 4
Views: 768

Re: O/T....need a hospital in Alabama....son needs hernia surgery

Being from Canada our health care that we are used to is so different. I see that you have a lot of hernia clinics, are these a better idea then a regular hospital? Since that is all they do, would they be more expedienced? Regulated the same? Which would be the better choice? Sorry, just being a wo...
by tammylayne
Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T....need a hospital in Alabama....son needs hernia surgery
Replies: 4
Views: 768

O/T....need a hospital in Alabama....son needs hernia surgery

Kids are travelling in the US, he got hurt working out. Looks like he will need surgery for a hernia. looking for a hospital near Birmingham Alabama.

Thank you
by tammylayne
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Enema equipment
Replies: 3
Views: 724

Re: Enema equipment

I dont use anything exciting....typical red bag...or Big Red as I call her :lol: with the 4 ft tubing that comes with it. I Buy it at Walmart for 9.99. replace it about every 6 months, makes me feel better. I always have a spare in the closet. Big Red is my life line...having a new one in the closet...
by tammylayne
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Having open colorectal surgery 11/09/2017
Replies: 55
Views: 6591

Re: Having open colorectal surgery 11/09/2017

Take a vicks smelly inhaler , the kind you use for colds. Perfect for those nasty hospital smells...esp when you have a queasy tummy...
by tammylayne
Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Having open colorectal surgery 11/09/2017
Replies: 55
Views: 6591

Re: Having open colorectal surgery 11/09/2017

I have had both types of resections, and while open is more intense, at the 8 week mark I felt prettymuch the same. Stay ahead f your pain esp in the early days, do not wait until it is unbearable. There are no hero stickers. You can ask for break through pain meds if you need them in between doses....

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