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by JJ2212
Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: BrownBagger ....... I don't know what to say
Replies: 117
Views: 19848

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

I am deeply saddened to hear of Eric's passing. He was an awesome role model here.

My condolences to all his loved ones.

Janie
by JJ2212
Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Blockage
Replies: 89
Views: 10773

Re: Blockage

I'm so sorry GrouseMan. Hugs.

Janie
by JJ2212
Tue May 30, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Blockage
Replies: 89
Views: 10773

Re: Blockage

Grouseman,

I hope you and your wife are doing well. Please keep us posted when you have the chance. Your silence is worrisome.

Take care,

Janie
by JJ2212
Tue May 23, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My forum family
Replies: 48
Views: 4070

Re: My forum family

Exaussie, I am so sorry and at a loss for words. Hugs to you and your family.

Janie
by JJ2212
Mon May 01, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Ileostomy in overweight patients?
Replies: 9
Views: 656

Re: Ileostomy in overweight patients?

The best tip I have echoes what Lee said. A good Wound/Ostomy care nurse is your best chance of getting the right placement for your ostomy. I would not let the surgeon do it. My WOC nurse spent 30 minutes examining me while sitting, standing, with and without pants on, to determine the best spot fo...
by JJ2212
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Back on the panic train!-UPDATE
Replies: 16
Views: 2143

Re: Back on the panic train!-UPDATE

That's wonderful news :D. Good luck with next week's scan!
by JJ2212
Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How long until you see light at the end of the tunnel?
Replies: 27
Views: 2276

Re: How long until you see light at the end of the tunnel?

Happy birthday Judi! I agree with all of the advice and comments above. I'm also convinced that the chemo drugs screw around with our emotional state, regardless of how we felt prior to treatment. I went into my first Folfiri session full of optimism and "I've got this" attitude, and less ...
by JJ2212
Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I'm busted
Replies: 38
Views: 9277

Re: I'm busted

I'm so sorry for your pain. Words are inadequate and I struggle to find anything to say that might bring you comfort. Take care.

Janie
by JJ2212
Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Some post APR questions..
Replies: 6
Views: 692

Re: Some post APR questions..

Janie, can you explain what you mean by irrigating the wound? About 3 weeks post-surgery, I noticed that the drainage became a bit smelly. At my follow-up appointment with the surgeon, he determined that it wasn't infected yet, but that the wound needed irrigating to be kept clean. So every day, an...
by JJ2212
Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Chills and fever after APR
Replies: 6
Views: 781

Re: Chills and fever after APR

I have another question: how long is it approx between surgery and adjuvant therapy? I mean standard for stage 3 RC with nodes involved as you can see in my signature. I would appreciate your responses. Regards. I'm not sure about the standard wait time, but for me it was 6 weeks. Also, I was given...
by JJ2212
Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Some post APR questions..
Replies: 6
Views: 692

Re: Some post APR questions..

Sorry I missed your post on Thursday and thanks to KElizabeth for bumping it. I experienced everything you're describing post-APR 3.5 years ago. I run the risk of discouraging you, but setbacks with perineal wounds are quite common based on the feedback I got from my surgeon and definitely from pers...
by JJ2212
Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mom gained her angel wings
Replies: 21
Views: 2591

Re: Mom gained her angel wings

I'm so sorry for your loss Natalie. I can't find any words that would be of comfort to you, but please know that you and your family are in my thoughts. You've been a great advocate to your mother.

Take care of yourself, and good luck with your studies.

Janie
by JJ2212
Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T diversion ... The Voice Spring and FALL 2017 !
Replies: 67
Views: 6306

Re: O/T diversion ... The Voice Spring 2017 !

Yeah, the Gwen/Blake thing was cute for about 0.2 seconds. I've always liked the banter between the judges, but it feels more gimmicky this season. I guess it's hard to stay 'fresh' for so long. I'm reserving judgment on the talent this season as it's still early on, but I don't see a clear frontrun...
by JJ2212
Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Finally some good news!
Replies: 37
Views: 3262

Re: Finally some good news!

Yay Beans! Congrats on the great news!

Janie
by JJ2212
Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Chemo+rad for chest lymph node
Replies: 1
Views: 428

Chemo+rad for chest lymph node

Hi all. I'm hoping to hear about your experiences with chemorad to the lung/chest area. I'm scheduled to start 10 chemorad (5fu) sessions on Monday for an enlarged mediastinal lymph node. This lymph node has been enlaraged for a few years now, but controlled while I was on Stivarga. It unfortunately...

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