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by MissMolly
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 1st MRI tomorrow after Neoadjuvant therapy
Replies: 23
Views: 494

Re: 1st MRI tomorrow after Neoadjuvant therapy

Lee: The adhesive coupling system is a 2-piece ostomy system, just as your current snap-and-click TupperWare coupling system is a two-piece systems. The phrase two-piece ostomy system implies that the wafer and pouch/bag are separate and distinct items. It is anologous to a 2-piece bathing suit wher...
by MissMolly
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 1st MRI tomorrow after Neoadjuvant therapy
Replies: 23
Views: 494

Re: 1st MRI tomorrow after Neoadjuvant therapy

Lee: That's Good (and appropriate) that you have a higher allocation of 75 pouches per month. I just wanted to make sure that you knew that you did not need to be constrained by 60 closed-ended pouches a month and feeling the need to be overly frugal. Other individuals new to an ostomy can be put at...
by MissMolly
Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 1st MRI tomorrow after Neoadjuvant therapy
Replies: 23
Views: 494

Re: 1st MRI tomorrow after Neoadjuvant therapy

Lee: There really is no reason for you to be as conservative as you are in your use of the closed-ended pouches. Medicare guidelines (followed by almost all insurance providers) allow for 60 closed ended pouches a month. This sets a standard of expected use and avoids the potential of people seeking...
by MissMolly
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T They Say Things Come In Threes...Update #2 on My Furbaby Chloe
Replies: 41
Views: 5875

Re: O/T They Say Things Come In Threes...Update #2 on My Furbaby Chloe

BS: My little 5 pound tea-cup Maltese, Molly, had a surgical amputation of her third front toe 2 years ago due to a stubborn antibiotic resistant infection. (Molly was 10 years at the time). Molly recovered well, 110%. It was heartwarming to see Molly reclaim her passion for squirrel-ing. I agree wi...
by MissMolly
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 1st MRI tomorrow after Neoadjuvant therapy
Replies: 23
Views: 494

Re: 1st MRI tomorrow after Neoadjuvant therapy

Ostacy: Please read through my prior post one more time. An ostomy pouch (ostomy pouch is the preferred term as the word pouch is less offensive than the word bag) is 100% odor free. The bonding of the wafer to the skin is a 100% air tight seal. There is no release of any odor or smell of any kind. ...
by MissMolly
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 1st MRI tomorrow after Neoadjuvant therapy
Replies: 23
Views: 494

Re: 1st MRI tomorrow after Neoadjuvant therapy

Ocstacy: While I understand you and your mother's hesitancy and reluctance to contemplate a permanent ostomy, I would like to propose the possibility that a permanent colostomy may ultimately be the option to providing your mother with a higher quality of life. If surgerical pathology shows the anal...
by MissMolly
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Neuropathy treatments
Replies: 10
Views: 690

Re: Neuropathy treatments

Susie: I would not discount your physical therapist's suggestion of dry needling as an adjunct to moderate pain associated with chemotherapy induced neuropathy. Dry needling is similar to acupuncture. It involves the use of fine, hollowed needles that are inserted just beneath the skin and into area...
by MissMolly
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Diet struggles after illeostomy reversal
Replies: 6
Views: 861

Re: Diet struggles after illeostomy reversal

Jancy: It can be a disservice when physicians tell a patient that they should have recovered sufficiently by x or y month post surgery to eat anything and everything. The fact is that the intestines do like to be manhandled during surgery. Surgery with resection is traumatic to the intestines. The m...
by MissMolly
Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery this Winter 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 861

Re: Surgery this Winter 2017

Ocstacy: As someone with a permanent ileostomy, I can say that one of the most important aspects of adapting to a stoma is researching and finding the pouching system that is the best "fit" for each person's body type, abdominal typography, and skin characteristics. Your mother will want t...
by MissMolly
Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 203
Views: 18818

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

Mike: You have done some great investigative work on identifying personal care products for managing anal discharge. I have learned about new products from your posts. And I thank you. Individuals with weakened anal sphincters, individuals with a colitis flare, women post partum and delivery, irrita...
by MissMolly
Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 203
Views: 18818

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

Mike: The Butterfly Pads do not require a new pad each time you urinate. That is misinformation on the commenters. I simply remove the Butterfly Pad before I urinate and then replace it afterwards. The adhesive is similar to the adhesive of a Post-It note. The adhesive allows for removal of the pad ...
by MissMolly
Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 203
Views: 18818

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

Mike:' The best product for anal discharge is a pad called "Burterfly Pads." They are available on Amazon and are specifically designed to manage the messy nuisance of anal discharge. You will not find "Butterly Pads" at a local pharmacy or Walgreens or Rite Aide. I have only fin...
by MissMolly
Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 203
Views: 18818

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

Mike: There are disposable pads made specifically for anal discharge. These pads are a game changer for anyone with annoying anal discharge. The pads are called "Butterfly Pads" and are available on Amazon. Unlike women's menstral pads that can shift and move and not be in quite the right ...
by MissMolly
Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Husband broke down last night
Replies: 79
Views: 5594

Re: Husband broke down last night

Mpbser: The acute timing of your husband's small bowel obstruction sounds likely it is a combination of opiate induced constipation + too rapid introduction of solid foods and too much volume of food than his surgically traumatized intestines could tolerate. Opiates/narcotics cause constipation that...
by MissMolly
Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Husband broke down last night
Replies: 79
Views: 5594

Re: Husband broke down last night

Mpbsr: Your husband will do best returning to MGH ago be under the care of the surgical team who completed his transverse Colin resection. One likely cause of the vomiting and dehydration would be "stranding." "Stranding" is the term used to describe heightened post-surgical infl...

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