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by mobrouser
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery Completed
Replies: 11
Views: 2374

Re: Surgery Completed

22 staples over 5 sites; 2 staples were inside my belly button. Staples were removed at my family doctor's office by the nurse once my doctor had assessed the incisions. I forgot to bring the removal device they gave me at the hospital, but the office had them as well. It took about about 10 minutes...
by mobrouser
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1730
Views: 438448

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

Before going to bed apply a good amount of moisturising lotion to your hands, then put on gloves and wear to bed for the night. This helps to heal the splits in the skin. Learned this at work long before my diagnosis. I use vinyl gloves, cheaper and easily available at drugstore or hardware store. I...

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