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by MissMolly
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Transverse Colon Prolapse/Pelvic Floor Prolapse
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Re: Transverse Colon Prolapse/Pelvic Floor Prolapse

Songbird: My hunch is that very few individuals on this forum will have a relevant experience similar to your own. Pelvic floor dysfunction can be a lonely and disabling condition. I can suggest that you visit the United Ostomy Association of America forum (UOAA) and post as you have done here. Make...
by MissMolly
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Picture Posting Topic
Replies: 166
Views: 53111

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

BS:
The quiet beauty of your amaryllis clearly speaks to me this Christmas Eve.

This thread and its many posts and sharings has become a soothing oasis. My sincere gratitude to all who contribute to this thread and who make it what it is.
Karen
by MissMolly
Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: A distressing situation
Replies: 9
Views: 923

Re: A distressing situation

My father had bony lystic lesions on his lumbar vertebrae, L4 and L5. The lesions invaded the core body of the vertebrae and outbranching peduncles. My father knew “something was up” when he began to have intermittent bowel and bladder loss as well as balance issues when upright/walking. Specificall...
by MissMolly
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My Heart Is Gone
Replies: 17
Views: 2583

Re: My Heart Is Gone

Cross chick: You have graciously invited people to share in both your husband’s life and its closing . . . Know that you are surrounded by gentleness and care from me and other members here. I am touched by the closeness of bond shared between you and your husband. Some people will live a lifetime w...
by MissMolly
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Chronic Pain Management issue regarding nausea
Replies: 3
Views: 619

Re: Chronic Pain Management issue regarding nausea

John: I am in Palliative Care and receive prescription narcotics in excess of the CDC guidelines of 90 mg morphine equivalent. Florida has passed state legislation that does limit prescription opiates written for acute pain, that is for new patients to opiates. The limitations were not supposed to a...
by MissMolly
Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1380
Views: 256764

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

Mike: Recovery from a partial small bowel obstructions does take time. It is not as simplistic as one minute the small bowel is kinked and the next minute the small bowel is wide open for traffic as usual. You can expect more of a hiccup-type of recovery over the next week to 10 days. That is, overa...
by MissMolly
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Right hemi-colectomy pain after 9 weeks
Replies: 6
Views: 1124

Re: Right hemi-colectomy pain after 9 weeks

Kdriver: @MissMolly I forgot to ask, can partial obstruction go away over time through taking the precautionary measures you suggested? Or will it always be there and if too much volume, wrong foods etc can stir things up anytime permanently? It would be premature to venture a guesstimation as to wh...
by MissMolly
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1380
Views: 256764

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

Mike: Glad to hear that the worst of the SBO is behind you and that you are back at home. Home is where true healing begins. I have had a few open surgeries . . . And a few SBOs . . . One requiring surgical lysis of adhesions and several that decompressed with an NG tube and bowel rest. My own opini...
by MissMolly
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Constipation after Sigmoid Colectomy
Replies: 3
Views: 804

Re: Constipation after Sigmoid Colectomy

Annemarie: See my response to the thread “Intense Mobility” by original poster pajama further down this page. The intestine can remain swollen and inflamed for several weeks post surgery with what is often termed “post operative functional use disorder.” Translation: The motility of the fit in movin...
by MissMolly
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1380
Views: 256764

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

Mike: Well . . . Some Christmas gift Santa Claud sent to you. HaHa. A small bowel obstruction with a red-colored Christmas bow? Seriously, I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing a small bowel obstruction. The pain is uniquely its own. Excruciating. And the nausea/vomiting is highly powered. I ...
by MissMolly
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: intense motility
Replies: 3
Views: 1127

Re: intense motility

Pajamas: From your narrative it seems that you are experiencing some form of a functional or motility issue with your intestines. That is, the normal manner in which the intestine functions to move digested food material down the intestinal tract is acting up. Adhesions can play a substantial role i...
by MissMolly
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hello please help.
Replies: 20
Views: 2559

Re: Hello please help.

RaiderGuy: I have a permanent ileostomy from an intestine that literally unzipped due to frail tissue integrity. I have shared space with a stoma on my abdomen and an ostomy pouch for 6 years. There is a initial period of adjustment post-surgery, obviously. There is a learning curve to understanding...
by MissMolly
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Right hemi-colectomy pain after 9 weeks
Replies: 6
Views: 1124

Re: Right hemi-colectomy pain after 9 weeks

Kdriver: The intestinal lumen (inside lining) of the intestinal tract can remain inflamed and swollen for several weeks and up to 4-6 months after surgery. The intestines are sensitive to being handled and manipulated with surgery and weigh in with their displeasure by being cantankerous. Adhesions,...
by MissMolly
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I had to give up driving my car....
Replies: 6
Views: 1164

Re: I had to give up driving my car....

Mo: You have my genuine empathy and understanding. I am genuinely sorry that the effects of neuropathy are significant enough to cause you to make the decision to curtail driving your standard transmission car - at least, for now. I had to make a similar decision to forfeit driving a little over a y...
by MissMolly
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Frustrated, need your opinion
Replies: 4
Views: 990

Re: Frustrated, need your opinion

Lovemyfrienchie: With an end colostomy (also called a Hartman’s pouch/procedure) your mother will have what is referred to as a residual rectal stump. The rectal stump is the portion of rectum that remains when the resection of her large intestine due to the tumor was closed. The problem is disuse p...

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