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by MissMolly
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Just Diagnosed
Replies: 42
Views: 1026

Re: Just Diagnosed

Gloria: Yes, your surgeon is being truthful in presenting the need for a “Barbie Butt” (surgical closure of one’s backend) if indeed your internal and/or external anal sphincter’s have evidence of cancer infiltration. A small residual rectal cuff (without surgical closure of one’s backend) is feasib...
by MissMolly
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 4 more days until reversal for mom..
Replies: 8
Views: 146

Re: 4 more days until reversal for mom..

Stacy: Remember that whatever volume of food your mother has in her digestive tract at the time of the reversal will need to be processed through after the reversal. The intestines tend to be slow in motility with any surgical handling, a type of stress response to the intestines being handled and m...
by MissMolly
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Just Diagnosed
Replies: 42
Views: 1026

Re: Just Diagnosed

Gloria: A good quality of life coexists with a colostomy. The temporary loop ileostomies that those with rectal cancer deal with are challenging. Loop ileostomies are sited at a higher level of the small intestine than an end ileostomy, and are know for being “high maintenance.” Liquid fecal output,...
by MissMolly
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Just Diagnosed
Replies: 42
Views: 1026

Re: Just Diagnosed

Gloria: IF it is determined that a colostomy is recommend by your medical team, do not despair. Negative stereotypes of ostomies abound: Portraying people walking around with full “bags” of fecal matter attached to their abdomens; reserved only to the aged and elderly; wearing unsightly “bags” that ...
by MissMolly
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Daily Enema Therapy for LARS
Replies: 6
Views: 259

Re: Daily Enema Therapy for LARS

Last, she suggested something she had no personal experience with - you get a port put in and you use a syringe to flush yourself with warm water every other day. I would have done this, even though it would mean having an appliance installed, but then I started daily enemas, and my LARS has been m...
by MissMolly
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Salami
Replies: 33
Views: 1158

Re: Salami

mpbser: ! Wow ! What a harrowing year you have endured, on several fronts. You have demonstrated resounding resiliency. You have been a fully present and caring spouse to your husband. Your posts shine with your deep commitment to him in accessing the best care possible and in supporting healthful l...
by MissMolly
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Leakage.....
Replies: 3
Views: 311

Re: Leakage.....

Daniella: Anal leakage can be emotionally exhausting to deal with. Messy, oozing, foul in odor. I use a pad specially designed to address anal discharge. The name of the product is “Butterfly Pads.” The pad derives it’s name from it’s shape/configuration. It has the shape of a butterfly, with two ex...
by MissMolly
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T...Post Your Pics Here
Replies: 33
Views: 3223

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

Claudia:
I LOVE the photographs of your two 4-pawed fur-kids. They both look bright and inquisitive and exceptionally well-loved. Tail wags to you.
Karen
by MissMolly
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Second parent diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer
Replies: 16
Views: 728

Re: Second parent diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer

Tjas: Any possibility that your parents were exposed to high levels of radon? My Godmother died of metastatic small-cell lung cancer 18 months ago (at the age of 75). Her husband was diagnosed with the same lung cancer (pathologically) a year ago. He is currently on hospice. To add to the complexity...
by MissMolly
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Femoral and inguinal hernia
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Re: Femoral and inguinal hernia

Coffee addict: Often a hernia will “reduce” when lying supine and may be why your hernias do not show on imaging that has been done to date. A hernia is basically a segment of intestine that protrudes through a deficit or weakness in the abdominal wall. Hernias can be a minor/mild out-pocketing of i...
by MissMolly
Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1024
Views: 91769

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

Mike: I can appreciate your heightened concern on visualizing tinges of blood from your unexpected anal discharge, but my sense is that you can ease your concern/worry. Your distal large intestine and remaining rectum post-resection have been “off-line” and resting for several months. The lack of fe...
by MissMolly
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Modifications to prevent/lessen chance of recurrence
Replies: 33
Views: 1207

Re: Modifications to prevent/lessen chance of recurrence

I can’t take aspirin because of the caffeine content. Do you know if baby aspirin contains caffeine? Can you share the baby aspirin brand and dose you take? Lotus: Aspirin is a chemical and, by itself, does not contain caffeine. Aspirin and caffeine are both Salicylates. Some over-the-counter analg...
by MissMolly
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 16
Views: 599

Re: Newbie

Where do you live that you haven't been able to see an oncologist in 4 months? Canada or another single payer country? For me 2 month waiting for a surgery seems in line with Canadian situation. Many Americans have not even heard about "Waiting times". However in many countries it's a rea...
by MissMolly
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hello from a new member
Replies: 16
Views: 806

Re: Hello from a new member

I will chime in with an additional Thumbs Up recommend for Nunn’s Tablets for those looking for sources of quality hydration. Nunn’s Tablets have NO sugar. They are an electrolyte replacement supplement that dissolve readily in water (or other clear liquid). Nunn’s come in a variety of flavors. Ligh...
by MissMolly
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Nervous: Where is My Period?
Replies: 9
Views: 655

Re: Nervous: Where is My Period?

CAGirl: I often write about the effects of high dose and/or long-term use of corticosteroids, myself having been on exogenous corticosteroids for 20 + years. Most often I write to offer a warning of adrenal gland dysfunction associated with corticosteroid use. Corticosteroids also affect other hormo...

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