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by SilverWedding
Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My 2157 day journey ended today
Replies: 14
Views: 2361

Re: My 2157 day journey ended today

So encouraging. CONGRATULATIONS
by SilverWedding
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My wife, 10 years NED - stage IV
Replies: 15
Views: 2501

Re: My wife, 10 years NED - stage IV

Encouraging! Congratulations!!!!
by SilverWedding
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: When I started chemotherapy...
Replies: 21
Views: 4551

Re: When I started chemotherapy...

Congratulations. Gives me hope.
by SilverWedding
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Vision & chemo
Replies: 6
Views: 1189

Re: Vision & chemo

My husband had decreased accuracy in vision ongoing, and it improved after he stopped chemo.
by SilverWedding
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: RC - I don’t understand why J Pouch
Replies: 8
Views: 1478

Re: RC - I don’t understand why J Pouch

Thank you! I updated my signature now that I’ve seen paperwork. If appendix is gone, sounds like entire colon gone.

Does anyone ever have good results after Ileostomy reversal do you think?
by SilverWedding
Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: RC - I don’t understand why J Pouch
Replies: 8
Views: 1478

Re: RC - I don’t understand why J Pouch

Still worrying. Wouldn’t a colostomy have been an option??
by SilverWedding
Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: RC - I don’t understand why J Pouch
Replies: 8
Views: 1478

RC - I don’t understand why J Pouch

3am and Brain won’t turn off. So wrong! I’m so confused. I take it that the LAR and Ileostomy and j-pouch surgery last week means DH has no colon. Why did we do that?! It was a low tumor, but why not resection colon? I read nothing but bad bad bad about life with a reversal using J pouch. Couldn’t a...
by SilverWedding
Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: If you want prayer stop in here!
Replies: 649
Views: 109765

Re: If you want prayer stop in here!

[] How did it go? Thank you. 6.5 hours and 2 hours in recovery before I could see him. You’d think we were both on morphine as I was laughing so hard in recovery room that I thought they’d make me leave. I was so happy I guess to be over this hump despite my uncontrollable tears hours earlier. As o...
by SilverWedding
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: If you want prayer stop in here!
Replies: 649
Views: 109765

Re: If you want prayer stop in here!

My husband’s surgery is 9/19/19. Wow. That looks odd. Prayer request that he is strong through it and that it works wonderfully, and that I don’t have any more breakdowns. I am scared he will freak out about the seeing the ostomy. I pray it’s very manageable and that he feels better. I pray I can ho...
by SilverWedding
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Screw Cancer, Hospice is Here
Replies: 27
Views: 5743

Re: Screw Cancer, Hospice is Here

This makes me cry for you and your wife, but yet I love part of the title and your drive to make moments count versus the being a victim to the other course. I prayed just now that you two are surrounded by powerful bravery to thoroughly live it up. I hate all this. Live it up.
by SilverWedding
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stupid Q of the Day: How do I know it's really cancer?
Replies: 7
Views: 1140

Stupid Q of the Day: How do I know it's really cancer?

Thank you for the help and insight you've already given. My sweet husband is strengthening so much to be ready for the 9/19 surgery next week. The surgeon will remove tumor (and lymph nodes? how do I know? idk) and says will try to do a J-pouch or D-pouch with a yet-to-be decided type of ostomy. Sur...
by SilverWedding
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Increased bleeding after Chemoradiation?!!
Replies: 2
Views: 498

Re: Increased bleeding after Chemoradiation?!!

Hi SilverWedding, Whilst I don’t know the specifics for your husband, my first thought would not be to be alarmed. Providing the bleeding isn’t excessive, my radiation oncologist told me he’d be surprised if I wasn’t bleeding, and that virtually everything that comes out of your butt during/after r...
by SilverWedding
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newly diagnosed rectal cancer
Replies: 218
Views: 25274

Re: Newly diagnosed rectal cancer

Hi, My DH is just a few months ahead of you in getting nearly same news as far as a rectal mass goes. Lots of tests happened over the next few weeks. Everyone here helped me by letting me know that the waiting would happen but would offer necessary insight. Getting doctors was awful as I knew little...
by SilverWedding
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Increased bleeding after Chemoradiation?!!
Replies: 2
Views: 498

Increased bleeding after Chemoradiation?!!

Dear Friends,

At the end of the six-week neo-adjuvant chemorad, my husband’s typical bleeding stopped. Now, on the first free week, blood is in every stool and present regularly. Has anyone else experienced this or would you be alarmed?

Thank you - pretty concerned.
by SilverWedding
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Radiation relief?
Replies: 13
Views: 1330

Re: Radiation relief?

Ooooh I know that feeling and it sucks. I used a bidet attachment for the toilet, and also MooGoo moisturising cream. It sounds like he might be a bit past that though - there are some other great ideas in the “Surviving radiation for rental cancer” megathread. Good luck to you both! http://colonca...

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