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by MissMolly
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Salami
Replies: 33
Views: 887

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: 2
Views: 165

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: 31
Views: 2953

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: 11
Views: 428

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: 211

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: 1023
Views: 90176

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: 1130

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: 572

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: 761

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: 615

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...
by MissMolly
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Probiotic and cream for frequent BM?
Replies: 6
Views: 294

Re: Probiotic and cream for frequent BM?

VSL Probiotic 3 (often called VSL # 3) or Visbiome is a medical-grade probiotic that my GI physician highly endorses. Until recently, it was available only by prescription. Now, it is readily available on Amazon. VSL # 3 was initially used to repopulate a healthful bacteria flora into the GI tracts ...
by MissMolly
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Vent, anyone else need to?
Replies: 7
Views: 650

Re: Vent, anyone else need to?

Mohrfamily: In my many years of fragile health, I have had to learn to let go of expections that I may have had of others, even when I felt justified in my opinion. You will compound your emotional pain if you hold onto aggrieved slights. The Serenity Prayer is something that I look to when the scal...
by MissMolly
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Using a vaginal dilator after radiation
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Re: Using a vaginal dilator after radiation

I agree with Kellywin to find a gynecologist with speciality in post-menopausal care. Radiation will have the effects on vaginal tissues that will persist after active treatment ends. Menopause will exert its own affects due to hormonal changes. Hormones are powerful chemical messengers - with both ...
by MissMolly
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Pain after a month of colon resection
Replies: 5
Views: 688

Re: Pain after a month of colon resection

Ukusa: Often is the case that sensory nerve fibers (sensory nerve fibers process incoming stimuli from the body’s organs/tissues as well as pain impulses) become embedded in scar tissue and fibrin filaments that are a normal part of healing and recovery. As the intestines slither and move and as you...
by MissMolly
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hand and foot syndrome
Replies: 9
Views: 362

Re: Hand and foot syndrome

There are several topical creams available through a compounding pharmacy for treating neuropathic pain (relevant for treating painful feet, hands, anal opening). Compounded creams would be made by local pharmacies that offer compounding services. For neuropathic pain, the creams usually contain a m...

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