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by CatHair
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Any riders out there?
Replies: 11
Views: 1527

Re: Any riders out there?

Hey hey. Though my surgeon looked at me sternly and told me to sell the bike after all his excellent LAR work and my excellent recovery four years ago, I commute on a new Honda Metropolitan 49cc ever since my Ruckus started becoming increasingly troublesome. I didn't ride the first year post-surgery...
by CatHair
Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Eleven years ago!
Replies: 19
Views: 5906

Re: Eleven years ago!

Woo hoo! Congratulations, jaynee. You are an inspiration for bad-assery, too!
by CatHair
Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Two years since Dx: a report for encouragement
Replies: 1
Views: 1690

Two years since Dx: a report for encouragement

Hoping my experience can be encouraging for anyone in similar circumstances... Two years ago, after unsettling symptoms prompted my first colonoscopy (at 55, yeah, I know), a low rectal tumor was discovered. After much research I chose major surgery (removal of the rectum, straight connection, &...
by CatHair
Sat Aug 20, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: LAR surgery - what to expect
Replies: 20
Views: 3539

Re: LAR surgery - what to expect

Abdominal surgery is not fun, but being fit beforehand is an excellent advantage. You may wish to get a good therapeutic massage a couple of days before the surgery, to relax you. Talk a nice walk and do stretching exercises the morning of the surgery, and tell the anesthesiology team you want them ...
by CatHair
Sat Aug 20, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Well there goes the hair!
Replies: 16
Views: 2851

Re: Well there goes the hair!

One of the first people I told after the initial dx was my hairstylist. Seriously -- after spouse and siblings, I called Caroline. At the time I had no idea what lay in store, but I told her I would need her help getting through everything if chemo was in the works. She was fantastic, so supportive....
by CatHair
Sat Aug 20, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: One year later
Replies: 15
Views: 2509

Re: One year later

Bro Nut, I am enjoying a St. Arnold's Oktoberfest right now!
by CatHair
Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: One year later
Replies: 15
Views: 2509

One year later

It has been just over a year since the surprise diagnosis. One year ago I was deep in fear and deep in research, trying to decide what kind of surgery to have, open to the universe as well as to scholarly publications. Thankfully, I found this forum, too. Accepted the fierce love and support of fami...
by CatHair
Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Did the aroma of your gas change after resection?
Replies: 51
Views: 21104

Re: Did the aroma of your gas change after resection?

Ah, thank you, Colon Club! Two days ago I picked up Schiff Digestive Advantage Gas Defense Formula (yes that's right, GAS DEFENSE!), as recommended by so many on this forum. Target had the best price, a good $5 less than Walgreens for a box of 32 capsules. To get things established I have been takin...
by CatHair
Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Did the aroma of your gas change after resection?
Replies: 51
Views: 21104

Re: Did the aroma of your gas change after resection?

Oh, my. A little past 4 months after ileo reversal following removal of my rectum, and while the poops are now nicely formed, the farts don't stop. I do know that legumes are no longer my friends and that Bean-o is absolutely worthless as a prophylactic remedy. Effects of psyillium on this problem a...
by CatHair
Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Difficult decision: ULAR or APR?
Replies: 15
Views: 3354

Re: Difficult decision: ULAR or APR?

del and tarheelmom, Hope my 2 cents can help your perspectives. After much research, stress, and receptivity to what the Universe told me, I chose a ULAR for a low tumor that indeed turned out to be Stage I T2N0M0. My other option was excision, which would have spared the rectum and been less trauma...
by CatHair
Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reversal Log: Experience,Problems, Q & A's
Replies: 436
Views: 92872

Re: Reversal Log: Experience,Problems, Q & A's

Hi, folks. Six weeks post-reversal and today...today...TODAY...after a "quiet" morning and some unusual but brief cramping in the kishkas after lunch, I had the most copious, formed, abundant, and utterly satisfying single s**t I've had in at least six months. Wow. There were just a few mo...
by CatHair
Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: ...and it's cancer
Replies: 22
Views: 5988

Re: ...and it's cancer

What a good, sweet husband. You are a lucky woman, with him next to you in this business.
by CatHair
Fri Dec 25, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: food choices
Replies: 13
Views: 2262

Re: food choices

The cabbage-tofu-sausage report: ...I suspect the primary culprit was the cabbage, but it could have been the tofu. I haven't really eaten much beans since the reversal, and nowhere near the amount I regularly consumed before Dx. My dearest CatHair, I love cabbage in any form, it leaves me far from...
by CatHair
Wed Dec 23, 2015 11:20 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: food choices
Replies: 13
Views: 2262

Re: food choices

The cabbage-tofu-sausage report: Significant intestinal rumbling and notable gas discomfort woke me five or six hours after the meal. A trip to the toilet -- no product, only more gas. Back to bed, sleepless from monitoring possible shart activity (that never occurred). Lost a good 1 1/2 hours of sl...
by CatHair
Wed Dec 23, 2015 10:07 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: overwhelmed with casseroles.
Replies: 33
Views: 3736

Re: overwhelmed with casseroles.

PainInTheAss wrote:Okay, where is the website for the money train?

I would just love to get overwhelmed by getting too much money! :lol:


That would be found on the "Sugar Daddy" online forum...

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