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by Youngjen81
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What was everyone's symptoms of colon cancer
Replies: 20
Views: 5780

Re: What was everyone's symptoms of colon cancer

Excess mucous, rectal bleeding, abdominal bloating, fatigue, frequent bms
by Youngjen81
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: is it possible having a cancer and not losing weight?
Replies: 11
Views: 5976

Re: is it possible having a cancer and not losing weight?

I had gained a myserious 18 lbs the year before my diagnosis.
I lost 38 during treatment.
Currently cancer free and at a healthy weight.
by Youngjen81
Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: For Stage III's: NED for how long now?
Replies: 802
Views: 333888

Re: For Stage III's: NED for how long now?

1 year since curative resection!! Ileostomy successfully reversed Jan. 27, 2017
by Youngjen81
Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Venting !!
Replies: 20
Views: 4075

Re: Venting !!

I hear you. I began menopause at 35, stopped periods during radiation. Hot flashes and all. Sex is always painful. I need to see my gynecologist but am putting it off until I have a better sense of my bowels. Oh what fun.
Glad the cancer is gone but I can't help but remember how easy life used to be.
by Youngjen81
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Good news for once!!!
Replies: 76
Views: 12078

Re: Good news for once!!!

That's amazing news!
by Youngjen81
Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Going vegetarian - worth the trouble?
Replies: 8
Views: 2101

Re: Going vegetarian - worth the trouble?

Who knows for sure. I had been vegetarian since I was 11. Still managed to get diagnosed with stage 3 colorectal cancer at 35 years old. Personally I worry more about excess sugar and processed foods. I felt pretty healthy eating a ketogenic diet for 4 months after dianosis but found it too restrict...
by Youngjen81
Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Input regarding ileostomy reversal surgery
Replies: 9
Views: 2830

Re: Input regarding ileostomy reversal surgery

I was 35 with three young children last year when I was diagnosed. Honestly I was so excited for reversal. As it came closer I found myself quite frightened. However when I woke up from surgery and placed my hand on my abdomen and there was no bag but just a small bandage I feel a giant sigh of reli...
by Youngjen81
Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 3 days post reversal
Replies: 8
Views: 1452

Re: 3 days post reversal

I'm home. Never found out what caused the fever but most importantly I'm healing now. 7 days at the hospital after my reversal due to a gut that's slow to wake up.
The last 3 nights I've been up over 20 times going to the toilet. BM's are watery. Just glad to home and healing.
by Youngjen81
Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 3 days post reversal
Replies: 8
Views: 1452

Re: 3 days post reversal

I'm home. Never found out what caused the fever but most importantly I'm healing now. 7 days at the hospital after my reversal due to a gut that's slow to wake up.
The last 3 nights I've been up over 20 times going to the toilet. BM's are watery. Just glad to home and healing.
by Youngjen81
Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 3 days post reversal
Replies: 8
Views: 1452

Re: 3 days post reversal

Green Tea wrote:I have a question; Was your surgery simply for reversal, or did it also involve repair of a parastomal hernia?


Reversal and port removal
by Youngjen81
Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 3 days post reversal
Replies: 8
Views: 1452

3 days post reversal

Had my ileostomy take down Friday. Today is Monday and I have not passed any gas. I have had a few episodes of 10/10 pain directly under my ribs, but most of my pain has been controlled with narcotics. Abdomen is distended and firm. Last night I had a fever 101.6, Tylenol brought it down. This morni...
by Youngjen81
Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 3 days post reversal
Replies: 1
Views: 627

3 days post reversal

Had my ileostomy take down Friday. Today is Monday and I have not passed any gas. I have had a few episodes of 10/10 pain directly under my ribs, but most of my pain has been controlled with narcotics. Last night I had a fever 101.6, Tylenol brought it down. This morning my surgeon ordered an xray, ...
by Youngjen81
Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Chemo delayed
Replies: 12
Views: 2579

Re: Chemo delayed

YOU ARE AN AMAZING woman. This break is maybe God's way of saying , get well and enjoy your life.

Now let's get that oncologists attention and get that blood count back up!
by Youngjen81
Sat Nov 26, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Abdominal block during lap resection
Replies: 4
Views: 816

Re: Abdominal block during lap resection

That's great! I honestly believe if I would of had the block before awaking from surgery I may not of had a 2 week hospital stay. The ileus I experienced during recovery was awful.
For the reconnection surgery in January my surgeon promises a block.

Congratulations on getting past this big hurdle :)

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