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by cynnycal
Tue May 02, 2006 11:08 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Avemar?
Replies: 4
Views: 1831

Avemar?

So anyone heard about this? Anyone have any experience with it? (getting it, knowing someone who got it, opinions?)
someone gave me an article about it. haven't finished reading it yet. seems interesting
by cynnycal
Tue May 02, 2006 10:35 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: F%@#ing S$*T!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1832

okay, i've calmed down a bit more....still upset, but i'm trying to view it in a different light. i have only had it since march, but i was fond of calling it my third nipple, and was even thinking about giving it a name. like Henry. or Bob. heheheh... it hasn't caused me any pain really...even now ...
by cynnycal
Tue May 02, 2006 10:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Young Women and Colon Cancer
Replies: 7
Views: 2348

man. my hair was thin before this. babyfine hair. ugh. and now it's coming out alot. everytime i pull my ponytail holder out there's a clump of hair attached to it. i usually have short hair, i'd just spent the past 2 years or so growing it out to the longest it's been in about 7 years. i guess it's...
by cynnycal
Tue May 02, 2006 5:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: F%@#ing S$*T!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1832

F%@#ing S$*T!!!

Alright, just got home from the hospital to have the stitches in my port taken out. I had the port put in on march 21st. and they tried taking the stitches out twice already but it's not healing up on one side. it keeps pulling apart. so they put more stitches in, and i wait longer. they say part of...
by cynnycal
Tue May 02, 2006 5:46 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: ileostomy vs j-pouch
Replies: 15
Views: 7609

i guess i will then! it's settled. more opinions for me
seems like a pretty clear cut thing though.
we'll see.
thanks
by cynnycal
Tue May 02, 2006 12:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: clinics vs hospitals?
Replies: 3
Views: 1248

well, i kinda thought the same. i mean, i figured i was getting the best i could get already. but i was just wondering if there was something about these clinics that made a difference. i guess my case is somewhat unique in that it was caused by the genetic disorder FAP, but i thought that would mak...
by cynnycal
Tue May 02, 2006 10:39 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: clinics vs hospitals?
Replies: 3
Views: 1248

clinics vs hospitals?

i've read alot on here about places such as mayo clinic, cleveland clinic, etc. i was just wondering, is there alot more of a benefit going to a place like that as opposed to your own hospital? For instance I'm at Rush North Shore in Skokie (near Chicago) which is affiliated with Rush University Hos...
by cynnycal
Tue May 02, 2006 10:35 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Young Women and Colon Cancer
Replies: 7
Views: 2348

thanks Blanca. yea, i don't know yet when the surgery will be but i think it'll be sometime early july. what chemo regimen were you on? how was radiation for you? are you free of it now? I'll definitely be on this mssg board updating everyone whenever i can. I'm about to post a new thread, but i fig...
by cynnycal
Sun Apr 30, 2006 11:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Young Women and Colon Cancer
Replies: 7
Views: 2348

Hey Blanca, I don't know about awareness information, unfortunately it's such a subject where young people don't want to think about. but just to let you know who's here, i'm a 25 yr old woman and was just diagnosed with stage 3 colorectal cancer. i'm doing chemo first, and then radiation, then surg...
by cynnycal
Sun Apr 30, 2006 10:19 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: mourning your old self?
Replies: 5
Views: 2243

mourning your old self?

So i guess you really do have lots of ups and downs with this condition, hmm? I've been very "up" for most of this time i've gotten the diagnosis. i mean, i take treatment pretty well, and besides that bitch of an anal fissure, i'm in pretty good moods. but the more i sit and think about whats to co...
by cynnycal
Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:07 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: A fundraiser name?
Replies: 9
Views: 2694

wow..thats great to hear how successful it was. i normally have a pretty good sense of humor. and i really didn't want people to be like "oh, lets go support that poor pathetic girl" so yes, i agree in keeping it fun. i mean, it should be a fun night, great music, and good prizes. i just wanted to g...
by cynnycal
Thu Apr 20, 2006 10:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: if blood count is low or borderline?
Replies: 10
Views: 11060

hmm..okay.
well, i wonder if the fact that i have inherited colon cancer matters with that? b/c i've heard no mention of CEA from any of my doctors. to my knowledge anyway.
by cynnycal
Thu Apr 20, 2006 9:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: if blood count is low or borderline?
Replies: 10
Views: 11060

my last treatment before i started it they gave me a shot of procrit. that's why i was wondering why they didn't just give me that and let me go with the treatment. my mom (she's my advocate...nurse for 24 years) says it's b/c in addition to my blood tests being low, i had a fever, (and a slight sor...
by cynnycal
Wed Apr 19, 2006 7:35 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: A fundraiser name?
Replies: 9
Views: 2694

hahahah!!! :lol: those are great. okay, i just like to know that people out there have a sense of humor... so, would any of you mind sharing with me how these fundraising events went? things you'd recommend? things you'd do differently? figures it can't hurt to ask. and if it's easier, my email is c...
by cynnycal
Wed Apr 19, 2006 7:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: ileostomy vs j-pouch
Replies: 15
Views: 7609

kay, hopefully then, you'll have an email from me
(sent it yesterday to that addy).
um...if you don't get anything try sending me an email
cynnycal at yahoo dot com
(sorry...don't like spammers trolling for emails)

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