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by alphagam
Fri Jan 30, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Tax time!
Replies: 21
Views: 1829

Re: Tax time!

As a tax preparer, anyone's refund is strictly based on how much you had withheld during the year. There are refundable credits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit that you can qualify for based on children and income, but at it's core, your refund us based on your withholding. You have 8000.00 wit...
by alphagam
Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Financially Strapped: How does one Cope ?
Replies: 23
Views: 3167

Re: Financially Strapped: How does one Cope ?

Almost 4 years ago, we had great insurance, still do. Doesn't Canada have national healthcare?
by alphagam
Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Extreme bloating, gas, and pain after eating
Replies: 21
Views: 3291

Re: Extreme bloating, gas, and pain after eating

Maybe it's time to go to the ER. Can't believe that your surgeon is this unresponsive.
by alphagam
Fri Jan 09, 2015 12:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Xanax and proper dose,what to expect.
Replies: 23
Views: 3995

Re: Xanax and proper dose,what to expect.

I have serious sleep issues and anxiety. This all happened before my RC diagnosis. I take 2 Trazadone and a 12.5 mg Ambien CR every night. I also take a half of a .25 Xanax at bedtime and in the morning. I sleep 6-7 hours a night and have no sleepiness during the day. I can also take a .25 Xanax as ...
by alphagam
Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: In the BLINK of an EYE- ***UPDATE*** + photos
Replies: 364
Views: 54037

Re: In the BLINK of an EYE- ***UPDATE***

I am so sorry for your loss and so sure that Mike knew of your love. I can only say I'm so sorry

Kathy
by alphagam
Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:50 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Pathology results still delayed
Replies: 13
Views: 1390

Re: Pathology results still delayed

Personally, I would find such a delay totally unacceptable. I had my surgery done on a Wednesday afternoon and my surgeon called me at 4:30 pm on Friday. I cannot even imagine waiting this long. Last April I had gallbladder/appendix surgery. As is normal, the body parts were sent for pathology. I go...
by alphagam
Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:49 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Having more cramping and knife like pain
Replies: 6
Views: 756

Re: Having more cramping and knife like pain

Please call your doctor. No one here can really help you. Please call your doctor
by alphagam
Sun Dec 14, 2014 3:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Not sleeping well
Replies: 13
Views: 1910

Re: Not sleeping well

After every surgery I have had, for what ever reason, and there have been quite a few, the best medicine I ever used was walking. It might be slow, bent over walking, but it was walking. I did push myself. Not to the point of injuring something, but I did a bit more each day. I hate pain meds. Walki...
by alphagam
Fri Dec 12, 2014 12:19 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Diarrhea accident
Replies: 36
Views: 3339

Re: Diarrhea accident

I'm coming up on four years since my rectal surgery. I have my ups and downs, but my situation is diarrhea prominent. Mostly, I wake up at 5 with tremendous gas, go straight to the toilet then hit the kitchen for 4 Immodium. 99% of the time, I'm good until the next morning. Workout twice a week and ...
by alphagam
Mon Dec 08, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colon resection recovery
Replies: 4
Views: 860

Re: Colon resection recovery

Darkness, Because of the nature of my surgery I thought I was home free. Two days later was at my friends funeral. Took me days to recover from that! I believe most of your questions about what to do, why your back or side hurts should be directed to your surgeon, as he/she knows your specific case....
by alphagam
Sat Dec 06, 2014 11:01 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Can my father lose his VA disability?
Replies: 2
Views: 430

Re: Can my father lose his VA disability?

If his Cancer was service related, such as Agent Orange, then he will continue to get disability for any Cancer related issues. My guess, because it has to be service related, is that he is getting it for the problem in his back. Contact your local DAV group or the VA itself for information on your ...
by alphagam
Fri Dec 05, 2014 11:18 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 4cm polyp! Freaking out
Replies: 49
Views: 13606

Re: 4cm polyp! Freaking out

I had a 4-5 cm polypoid mass very near my anus at colonoscopy. The GI gave me a probable treatment plan of chemo/radiation, surgery and a permanent colostomy . Biopsy was inconclusive. Went for a second opinion. That dr scheduled me for a surgical procedure to get better pathology. When he got in th...
by alphagam
Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:10 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My Husband Died
Replies: 36
Views: 5076

Re: My Husband Died

Sharon,

You have my deepest condolences. I can't even imagine what you are going through.

Kathy

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