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by MissMolly
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Post-Op Bowel Issues - What's Worked for You?
Replies: 4
Views: 257

Re: Post-Op Bowel Issues - What's Worked for You?

Allen: Metamucil, or similar, can be useful for symptom management of both diarrhea and constipation. In the case of diarrhea or highly liquid and volitle stools, Metamucil acts like a binder or gel to help with producing a thicker stool consistency. Give the Metamucil a try. Start with a small dose...
by MissMolly
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Abscess
Replies: 9
Views: 527

Re: Abscess

Gloria: Please do not misconstrue what I am trying to relay to you. The pain, flu-like symptoms, and loss of appetite that you continue to experience are worrisome. My abscess was treated with the placement of two indwelling “butt cheek” drains that remained in place for 4-5 weeks. Your abscess has ...
by MissMolly
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Triggers
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Re: Triggers

Speaking generally, a rise in body inflammation will tend to an increase in how neuropathic pain is experienced.
Karen
by MissMolly
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Abscess
Replies: 9
Views: 527

Re: Abscess

Gloria: The dimensions of your pelvic abscess have not reduced substantially between the 2 CT scans. I gather they did not leave in an indewlling drain but rather did a one time needle aspiration of the abscess when it was treated at the end of August? The treatment for my (similar) low pelvic absce...
by MissMolly
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My furbaby passed away last week
Replies: 12
Views: 450

Re: My furbaby passed away last week

Helen: Losing a companion pet can feel like losing a part of yourself. I am so sorry for your loss of dear Jerry. Reading your post transported me back in time to this past December when my tea-cup Maltese, Molly, passed away at the age of 16. This little dog was my soul-mate, faithful 100% through ...
by MissMolly
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Abscess
Replies: 9
Views: 527

Re: Abscess

Gloria: My pelvic abscess came to be as a result of my original intestinal perforation, which was extensive. I had two drains placed through my “butt cheeks” that was successful in slowly siphoning off most the purlent drainage. Like you, I had a residual amount of material that remained - a porridg...
by MissMolly
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Abscess
Replies: 9
Views: 527

Re: Abscess

Gloria: I have had a recurrent pelvic abscess (associated with my original intestinal perforation) and also experienced pervasive fatigue, headache, nausea, loss of appetite. It felt like an omlngong case of the flu. If the CT scan shows that the infection is encapsulated as an abscess that is the b...
by MissMolly
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Nik Colon - ritz75
Replies: 15
Views: 1512

Re: Nik Colon - ritz75

Another sad loss to absorb in reading of Nik’s passing. Nik’s posts and writings were infused with her personal passion. I was always impressed by her bare-to-the-bone honesty on the topic of mental health. Like Nik, I shuffled from physician to physician for several months seeking a diagnosis for a...
by MissMolly
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Bev G
Replies: 40
Views: 3412

Re: Bev G

I felt an immediate and deep sense of hollowness on seeing Bev’s name in the title of this thread, inherently knowing that opening this thread would be announce of her passing. The world has lost a bright light with Bev’s passing. Bev was fondly bestowed the title of “Den Mother” by many of this for...
by MissMolly
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Training after reversal (running)
Replies: 4
Views: 349

Re: Training after reversal (running)

Atoq: Find celebration within your heart for a race and distance well completed. Celebrate all that your body is doing well. Long distance running was always my go-to source of inate solace and personal well-being. There is something to be said for the simplicity of opening the front door and headin...
by MissMolly
Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Spasms
Replies: 3
Views: 381

Re: Spasms

Joe: Certainly opiate/narcotic withdraw is uncomfortable with leg cramps/spasms among the symptoms. Long-term use of opiates leads to a physiological dependency. The body becomes used to a certain amount of narcotic in its system - and will complain bitterly when dosage is reduced or withdrawn. I am...
by MissMolly
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T...Post Your Pics Here
Replies: 131
Views: 12655

Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

A standing ovation to Peanut/Terri for extending a helping hand of friendship and technological expertise in posting photographs on my behalf of both sweet Molly (departed) and Abby. Thank You, Peanut. Abby is a gem. I honestly believe that a thread of Molly’s spirit continues in Abby. Abby is compl...
by MissMolly
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1284
Views: 117080

Re: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017

NHMike: There is a product that I always keep on hand to heal parastomal skin erosion that you might consider for the perianal skin erosion and irritation that you are experiencing. The product: “Marathon Liquid Skin Protectant.” It is available without a prescription from any medical supply company...
by MissMolly
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newly diagnosed rectum cancer
Replies: 27
Views: 2840

Re: Newly diagnosed rectum cancer

To anyone who may have need of a temporary loop ileostomy, there is certainly no critical juncture of 4 months as a make or break timeframe for a successful reversal and functional defecation process. Individuals have temporary loop ileostomies for a variety of conditions that necessitate its presen...
by MissMolly
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T...Post Your Pics Here
Replies: 131
Views: 12655

Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

BS, Peanut, Mobrouser: Lovely. Simply lovely. Gardening as art. Being at one with nature, digging in moist soil, planting spindly seedlings and bulbs . . each are innately healing and soothing. I appreciate being able to stop by this thread and enjoy your gardening adventures and musings on life. A ...

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