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by Lee
Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Foods to avoid during chemotherapy
Replies: 16
Views: 1078

Re: Foods to avoid during chemotherapy

. . . I suggest not eating his absolute favorite foods during chemo only because eating it with nausea may turn him off to it in the future. A bland diet was easiest for me to tolerate, supplemented by protein shakes. Ditto Especially regarding nausea. Once I was gagging down water, chemo nurse not...
by Lee
Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How young is too young for COLONOSCOPY
Replies: 12
Views: 759

Re: How young is too young for COLONOSCOPY

This was many years ago, a women was in her late 20's was diagnosed with colon cancer. It was later determined /learned that she had relatives die at a young age from colon cancer. Butt not body ever talked about it. It was determined that her kids would start getting scoped by age 10. Good luck, Lee
by Lee
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Scheduled for end of month, and I fear I might have colon cancer
Replies: 17
Views: 938

Re: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Scheduled for end of month, and I fear I might have colon cancer

I understand. My dad was in the Air Force, so I understand how frustrating the military medical system can be. Just push the fact, "any rectal bleeding should be checked out with a colonoscopy, and NOT by an assumption, REGARDLESS of age." Assumption is NOT a medical diagnoses. If you are ...
by Lee
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Did Daily Enema Users consult Doctors?
Replies: 13
Views: 695

Re: Did Daily Enema Users consult Doctors?

My surgeon basically said all I needed was benefiber and Imodium. . . My Onc told me to use that too. At that time, neither one of us knew actually why I was having so much problems (2/3 rectal muscles gone or dying). My only solution was not to eat anything until I was home for the day. Many days ...
by Lee
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Scheduled for end of month, and I fear I might have colon cancer
Replies: 17
Views: 938

Re: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Scheduled for end of month, and I fear I might have colon cancer

First relax. Like many others who come, scared!!! Avoid Dr. Google, you can diagnose your self with anything with Dr. Google. Many people come here convienced that they have cancer only to learn after the colonoscopy that they are fine. Also know that many different issues could be causing your symp...
by Lee
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Did Daily Enema Users consult Doctors?
Replies: 13
Views: 695

Re: Did Daily Enema Users consult Doctors?

. . . my surgeon who said "oh, you'll just make a couple extra trips to the bathroom...no biggie" , , , ! WOW :shock: just wow :evil: My surgeon was a bit more honest. 2/3 of my rectal muscles were destroyed due to radiation damage. I was already doing 20+ visits to the bathroom on a dail...
by Lee
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NIH Tumor Inflitrating Lymphocytes Clinicial Trial
Replies: 1
Views: 202

Re: NIH Tumor Inflitrating Lymphocytes Clinicial Trial

Yes there are a few people here who have used Pembrolizumb with success. In the "search this topic/forum" box, top left side, input what your are looking for.

good luck,

Lee
by Lee
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 486
Views: 104115

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

There was a person who was diagnosed stage III, had her port removed soon after finishing treatment. At some point, she had a met. When they put the port back in her, she had problems with scar tissue. Did not work. They finally had to take port out and put it in on the other side. She decided that ...
by Lee
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Constant Ribbon Stools
Replies: 7
Views: 754

Re: Constant Ribbon Stools

So what sis your general surgeon say regarding the colonoscopy?

Lee
by Lee
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Constant Ribbon Stools
Replies: 7
Views: 754

Re: Constant Ribbon Stools

Yes, please let us know how your colonoscopy goes. If your dad had colitis, there is a chance you have it too. Please avoid Dr. Google, you can diagnose yourself with anything with Dr. Google. Just remember at your age, your chances of having this cancer is very rare, unless it runs in your family, ...
by Lee
Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Constant Ribbon Stools
Replies: 7
Views: 754

Re: Constant Ribbon Stools

Hi and welcome, First breath. Does colon cancer run in your family? The chances of you having colon cancer (unless it runs in your family) is very unlikely. Since you've had recent surgery, yes losing some weight can happen. When I'm stressed, I tend to eat, when I'm SUPER stressed, I tend not to ea...
by Lee
Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Pre-dx Burning Mouth Syndrome / Taste Change
Replies: 5
Views: 537

Re: Pre-dx Burning Mouth Syndrome / Taste Change

I concur with CRguy, I did not have any of the burning mouth syndrome. In fact I had no symptoms, any test that should have been a red flag for colon cancer came back negative or normal. I had bleeding hemorrhoids, my PCP figured those bleeding hemorrhoids were going to be my excuse for getting my b...
by Lee
Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 4 Hope
Replies: 30
Views: 3080

Re: Stage 4 Hope

Congratulations to your mum and living in NEDville.

Nice pictures of your parents and of you and your son.

Totally awesome,

Lee

PS Your son has your eyes and nose.
by Lee
Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: peppermint tea on prep day
Replies: 6
Views: 680

Re: peppermint tea on prep day

Sorry butt as a person who has had a lot of scopes, CRGuy is probably right (NO is right) on this one!!! Sorry!!

Lee
by Lee
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hi, I'm new to the club
Replies: 14
Views: 1316

Re: Hi, I'm new to the club

Hi and welcome, sorry for the reason you are here. Not sure where you are living, butt if it's possible (or have not done yet), please get a 2nd opinion at a major cancer hospital or major cancer treatment center. There are people here who have been diagnosed with stage IV liver mets and are very mu...

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