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by Magnolia
Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:33 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Jeremiah Moore
Replies: 16
Views: 2281

Re: Jeremiah Moore

I'm in shock! It's all too much to take in. My warmest thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family. He well be very much missed.
by Magnolia
Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:02 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: It's good to have cancer
Replies: 6
Views: 1059

Re: It's good to have cancer

Hi all! It's kind of neat to "see" so many FB friends here and there too. Happy to hear about the check, Kelly. Love those little silver linings. Grab what you can. Lemonade is good! Hi Larry! Haven't heard from you in a while. How's the wee one? I feel like I have so much catching up to d...
by Magnolia
Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: C3 Congressional Butt-in!
Replies: 3
Views: 736

C3 Congressional Butt-in!

It's about that time of year again. About 60+ advocates are headed to Capitol Hill to state our case for increased funding for colorectal cancer screening and treatment programs and research. After that everyone else gets to have their say. A one day telephone blitz is scheduled for 3/31. Here's how...
by Magnolia
Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: The Dumb Way to a Diagnosis (I hope not)
Replies: 88
Views: 8655

Re: The Dumb Way to a Diagnosis (I hope not)

>>what about the virtual colonoscopy? Or is there a risk of issues from the constant raditaion exposure? This would obviously less invasive, but are virtual ones less accurate?<< Virtual scopes do have some problems. Radiation is an issue. It can CAUSE cancer down the road if you get enough of it, a...
by Magnolia
Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:37 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: The Dumb Way to a Diagnosis (I hope not)
Replies: 88
Views: 8655

Re: The Dumb Way to a Diagnosis (I hope not)

Whatever you say under anesthesia, you'll probably mumble too badly to be understood. Besides, from whay you say, he's heard it all.
by Magnolia
Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:34 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: The Dumb Way to a Diagnosis (I hope not)
Replies: 88
Views: 8655

Re: The Dumb Way to a Diagnosis (I hope not)

>>The risk of serious complications for the colonoscopy are about 1/5000, but the odds of having cancer given those symptoms are higher.<< I'm talking about screening young people with NO symptoms and NO family history. THEIR risk of cancer may well be lower than the risk of the scope. I don't think...
by Magnolia
Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:07 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: The Dumb Way to a Diagnosis (I hope not)
Replies: 88
Views: 8655

Re: The Dumb Way to a Diagnosis (I hope not)

It was actually my surgical prep when I got into trouble. I did it days after the scope prep and wiped out my fluids and electrolytes. I was puking through the second one. This stuff is useful, but must be handled with care.
by Magnolia
Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:03 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: The Dumb Way to a Diagnosis (I hope not)
Replies: 88
Views: 8655

Re: The Dumb Way to a Diagnosis (I hope not)

You'll get through this. Drink drink drink. Lots of stuff besides water. You need to replace all those good electrlyes as well as the fluids. The sports drinks and the broths are good. And this is one time a little sugar is good for you. You need to run on something in the short run. You need a few ...
by Magnolia
Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:34 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: The Dumb Way to a Diagnosis (I hope not)
Replies: 88
Views: 8655

Re: The Dumb Way to a Diagnosis (I hope not)

>>Is there any medical reasons not to have them done yearly? << As a matter of fact, yes. Sometimes. It depends on how high risk you are. For those at very high risk, the risk of cancer may be higher than the risk of complications from the scope itself. In those cases, scopes should be started earli...
by Magnolia
Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:01 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: The Dumb Way to a Diagnosis (I hope not)
Replies: 88
Views: 8655

Re: The Dumb Way to a Diagnosis (I hope not)

Not all polyps are pre-cancerous. Your dad's thing may have had nothing to do with your genes. It may have had a lot more to do with being "knee deep in chemicals". But it's still good you're getting scoped. At least the earring bought you an excuse. Otherwise you'd have had a hard time ma...
by Magnolia
Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Pam passed away today
Replies: 29
Views: 3586

Re: Pam passed away today

I just saw Trish's post on FB. I am so, so sorry to hear this. Words are not enough. Pam and all who knew her are in my thoughts tonight.
by Magnolia
Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:07 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: The Dumb Way to a Diagnosis (I hope not)
Replies: 88
Views: 8655

Re: The Dumb Way to a Diagnosis (I hope not)

We're all praying for you and sending whatever good energies we've got into the Universe for you. There are LOTS of things that can cause bleeding besides the big scary stuff. The fact that you can't see it and don't know what it is makes it harder to deal with in the short run. If that amount of bl...
by Magnolia
Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: The Dumb Way to a Diagnosis (I hope not)
Replies: 88
Views: 8655

Re: The Dumb Way to a Diagnosis (I hope not)

The prep isn't all THAT bad. Some people think drinking the stuff is awful. I handled that OK. Having the runs for several hours is not nice, but we've all been through that before. I'd suggest using LOTS of petroleum jelly to protect the hindparts. All that watery stool can be irritating. :oops:
by Magnolia
Sun Feb 08, 2009 2:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: When is your cancer free birthday?
Replies: 18
Views: 2247

Re: When is your cancer free birthday?

To be a bit more clear. 3/10/06 I was diagnosed with Stage IIIc colon cancer. I became a survivlor 3/20/06 I had "all known cancer resected" I consider that NED. Post op scans supported that. 10/11/06 I finished Folfox. 4/20/07 I finished Avastin (actually I'm not quite sure of this exact ...

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