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by MissMolly
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Repeated Bowel Blockages After Surgery
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: Repeated Bowel Blockages After Surgery

James: I can definitely relate to your friends’ plight with multiple small bowel obstructions post abdominal surgery. In my case, as may be true for your friend, my history with repeated obstructions was due to scar tissue/adhesions that would tether and restrict a segment of intestine. I have had s...
by MissMolly
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 828
Views: 60856

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

I was able to get my insurance to double my supplies after having the doctor's office contact them citing "Chemo induced diarrhea" as the need for more . . . It's worth asking, my insurance is covering all of the additional supplies without a copay.[/quote] Shana brings up a valuable point...
by MissMolly
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 828
Views: 60856

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

Shana: ComFizz is a small company in the UK/England that specializes in underwater and support garments for ostomies. The company has received several awards by the English National Institute Of Health for their product quality and innovative designs. ComFizz has recently introduced a stoma protecto...
by MissMolly
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Erythema ab igne
Replies: 9
Views: 688

Re: Erythema ab igne

Steph: Pain is pain is pain. You need not have a large or noticeable mass or other anatomical finding in a CT scan or MRI to have intractable pain. Pain can be of origins not visible on CT scans or imaging. Nerve irritation, nerve entrapment, tethering of scar tissue, as well as physiological altera...
by MissMolly
Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Erythema ab igne
Replies: 9
Views: 688

Re: Erythema ab igne

Steph: I am on Palliative Care and have been on narcotics for 2-3 years. Before considering a pain pump, I would think your Palliative Care team would offer you a long-acting narcotic such as the Fentanyl duragesic skin patch. It comes in several dosages, the medication absorbed through the skin (by...
by MissMolly
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Gas/Constipation
Replies: 5
Views: 516

Re: Gas/Constipation

Beck: Your foul-smelling and excessive gas likely is due to bacterial overgrowth or imbalance of the necessary “good”/beneficial bacterial that constitutes the GI tract’s normal flora. The bacterial flora of the digestive tract serves as the home base for the body’s immune system and immune response...
by MissMolly
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 3b with ovarian met recurrence and healthy now
Replies: 9
Views: 849

Re: Stage 3b with ovarian met recurrence and healthy now

DH13: Wow ! Your marathon time of 2:48 is impressive and a solid accomplishment of body, mind, and spirit. I am a former marathon runner (my best course time a more humble 3:15). I credit my natural love of long distance running with giving me a foundation in facing multiple and complex health issue...
by MissMolly
Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Erythema ab igne
Replies: 9
Views: 688

Re: Erythema ab igne

Steph: Your post is a valuable sharing of information for others to learn from. Erythema ab igne is not a common/routine finding and can escape diagnosis by physicians because it is not on their radar screen. I saw 3-4 cases of erythema ab igne during my years as a clinical physical therapist. Prolo...
by MissMolly
Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Post obstruction ileostomy
Replies: 9
Views: 492

Re: Post obstruction ileostomy

Thank You Robin. That is very gracious of you to wrap me in a hug. I believe strongly in the power of collective GoodWill and healing energy flows. Chrissie and I have known each other since our earliest childhood days against the backdrop of strollers and a playpen, as our mothers were bestie frien...
by MissMolly
Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Post obstruction ileostomy
Replies: 9
Views: 492

Re: Post obstruction ileostomy

Hi Sara: My BFF (Chrissie, age 52) had a diverting loop ileostomy placed about 4 months ago. This was done as a Palliative option. Her intestinal slowing was more and more problematic with obstruction-like symptoms (nausea/vomiting; pressure; wave-like pain that would wax and wane). This did provide...
by MissMolly
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Post obstruction ileostomy
Replies: 9
Views: 492

Re: Post obstruction ileostomy

I have a close friend who has widely disseminated cancer with peritoneal metastatis and bony lesions to her femur, humorous, and skull. She also has recurrent digestive distress and is able to take-in only a few bites of food due to feeling abdominal pressure and fullness. Her oncologist has explain...
by MissMolly
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Julie Yip Williams passed away last Monday, Mar 19th, 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 2396

Re: Julie Yip Williams passed away last Monday, Mar 19th, 2018

Heartbreaking news. I have followed Julie’s blog and appreciated her inherent gifts of expression as a writer. Julie’s blog and its narrative gave me valuable perspective and resolve in facing my own health challenges. Although I never met Julie, I considered her a friend of afar. My thoughts are wi...
by MissMolly
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal Discharge
Replies: 6
Views: 469

Re: Rectal Discharge

Josier: What you are experiencing in terms of brownish/red tinged discharge is normal with an end colostomy. Few surgeons take the time or feel compelledto explain the post-operative distal colon/rectum with an colostomy (often referred to as a “Hartman’s pouch”). It can lead to fear and confusion, ...
by MissMolly
Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T They Say Things Come In Threes...Update #4/Happy Birthday Chloe
Replies: 128
Views: 13384

Re: O/T They Say Things Come In Threes...Update #4/Happy Birthday Chloe

Happy Happy belated birthday to sweet Chloe.

Sending Chloe best wishes and tail wags for a year of good health and enjoyable and loving days with her family.
- Karen -
by MissMolly
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Should I ask for a colonoscopy?? Help meeee
Replies: 16
Views: 800

Re: Should I ask for a colonoscopy?? Help meeee

KimT brings up several good points about traveling and the risk of intestinal parasites. Most communities/cities have physician clinics that specialize in traveling, recommended traveling immunizations for specific areas of foreign travel, and diagnosis/treatment of acquired parasites, worms, fungi....

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