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by MissMolly
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Have ileostomy, stool going other way HELP
Replies: 13
Views: 2677

Re: Have ileostomy, stool going other way HELP

Cat: With a temporary loop ileostomy, the surgeon brings a segment of small intestine up onto the surface of the abdomen and makes a longtiduninal slit lengthwise along the segment (like slicing a hot dog along its length). The upper and lower ends are each rolled back like a turtleneck, and sewed i...
by MissMolly
Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T...Post Your Pics Here
Replies: 177
Views: 33986

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

From Fishing villages to the Lake District for my youngest son . His school participates in the Duke of Edinburgh scheme . They have to walk for miles with an enormous rucksack. He completed it during a storm and sent me a photo of one of his routes .He walked from the bottom up . I think the ethos...
by MissMolly
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Need Support - Told today I'm on Palliative Care
Replies: 11
Views: 1523

Re: Need Support - Told today I'm on Palliative Care

Nynassie: I am glad to see you reaching out and posting about your introduction to Palliative Care. I think it is a model of care that many members/and family could benefit from earlier in their treatment process. Palliative Care is whole person care for anyone with a life-threatening illness. It is...
by MissMolly
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Isolation
Replies: 14
Views: 1096

Re: Isolation

Dan: I can empathize with the feelings that you express. You feel blindsided by the piece of intestine that is sharing space on your abdomen. That your colostomy was not a choice that you had a say in electing can make the emotional adjustment different than those who saw a stoma on the horizon, say...
by MissMolly
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stay local or travel for Surgeon?
Replies: 17
Views: 1094

Re: Stay local or travel for Surgeon?

I live in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Megan Cavanaugh with Providence Health System (St. Vincent’s Medical Center) is an outstanding board certified colon-rectal surgeon. Hand’s down, Portland’s best. A consultation with her locally would be worth the time.
Karen
by MissMolly
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Need Support - Told today I'm on Palliative Care
Replies: 11
Views: 1523

Re: Need Support - Told today I'm on Palliative Care

Nysessie: I have been on Palliative Care for two years with a non-cancerous diagnosis(es) but diagnoses that are considered serious and life-threatening. Palliative Care has been a positive experience for me. Palliative Care is whole person care. Physical, psychological, spiritual. Its focus is on i...
by MissMolly
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: stoma colonoscopy
Replies: 7
Views: 627

Re: stoma colonoscopy

Strategygirl: If you have a permanent end colostomy, your colonoscopy will be similar to a regular colonoscopy. Instead of the scope entering the anus to look at the length of large intestine, the scope will enter and be advanced through your stoma through the length of remaining large intestine. Yo...
by MissMolly
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Cancer Again: Not Colon?
Replies: 29
Views: 9111

Re: Cancer Again: Not Colon?

mpbser: Pathohistology of a tissue sample examines the microscopic structure of the cells and the process of identifying the type of cancer and primary origin. A lung cell is different in the structure of its appearance than that of a colon cell when viewed under a microscope or electron microscope....
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: 570

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: 1006

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: 603

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: 1006

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: 883

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: 1006

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: 1006

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...

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