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by lauragb
Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: new here
Replies: 9
Views: 1495

Re: new here

Sorry you have needed to find this site but agree with everyone else. People on here are knowledgable resources who can help you know which questions to ask your doctor. The first days after diagnosis are hard as you know. With your plan in place, you will feel better. And you have this site for sup...
by lauragb
Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Tammylayne, good luck with your surgery tomorrow!
Replies: 23
Views: 2853

Re: Tammylayne, good luck with your surgery tomorrow!

Nausea is the worst and that sure is a boatload of staples. This is the last surgery you will need! I concur! Hope tomorrow you are able to eat a little better. Glad you've had a successful enema.
Hugs,
Laura
by lauragb
Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Tammylayne, good luck with your surgery tomorrow!
Replies: 23
Views: 2853

Re: Tammylayne, good luck with your surgery tomorrow!

Glad the surgery is behind you! How has the non enema life been working? Hope to hear you are on the road to recovery.

Take care.
Laura
by lauragb
Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:35 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Shrinkage
Replies: 45
Views: 5337

Re: Shrinkage

Good one BB. You can sing it from your garden. :D

Seriously, your news is great! Maybe the cancer is finally going to give up. I can't help but think the biking has something to do with it. I'm surprised the doctors aren't studying your blood.
Congratulations.
Laura
by lauragb
Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:27 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Please Recommend a Fistula Surgeon (Recto-Vaginal) UPDATE
Replies: 12
Views: 1925

Re: Please Recommend a Fistula Surgeon (Recto-Vaginal)

Jane, my surgeon does not do those procedures. But the chief of the grouping Dr. Remzi is amazing. If I had anything tricky that needed done, I would go to him. My roommate up there had an amazing series of repairs for an issue and got her life back. She had had RC complicated by a fistula and faile...
by lauragb
Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Please Recommend a Fistula Surgeon (Recto-Vaginal) UPDATE
Replies: 12
Views: 1925

Re: Please Recommend a Fistula Surgeon (Recto-Vaginal)

Hi! I don't know if you are anywhere near Ohio, but the colorectal surgery department at Cleveland Clinic is one of the best in the country. They often repair other doctor's mistakes, I learned when I was there.

Hope for a great outcome for you.
Laura
by lauragb
Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Original Dx T3n1b RC, complete pathological response, which adjuvant chemo to do?
Replies: 13
Views: 2020

Re: Original Dx T3n1b RC, complete pathological response, which adjuvant chemo to do?

Hi! Congratulations on the complete response! I was in the exact position 4 years ago, same clinical staging and then complete response. My oncologist wanted me to take Folfox, surgeon said I needed no chemo. Following advice on here and a second opinion, I decided to take the Folfox. However, after...
by lauragb
Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Needle biopsy?
Replies: 7
Views: 1450

Re: Needle biopsy?

I asked my oncologist about seeding also, and he said it is really rare. I also checked on the Grace Cancer sight because that is where a lot of good lung info is and they also say seeding is rare. I am having a nodule watched that looks more like lung cancer than a met, therefore, a biopsy would be...
by lauragb
Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CT Scan results: NED!!! What exactly does the future hold now?
Replies: 6
Views: 1143

Re: CT Scan results: NED!!! What exactly does the future hold now?

Don't know about your onc but congratulations for your great news!!
by lauragb
Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Happy Cancerversary to ME!
Replies: 18
Views: 2554

Re: Happy Cancerversary to ME!

Wow!! This is great news! Congratulations! Stay well :D
by lauragb
Tue Nov 03, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Totally O/T ... I guess
Replies: 14
Views: 1996

Re: Totally O/T ... I guess

This sounds like my experiences as a preschool teacher. Allowing open-ended exploration (with some parameters) then expanding on it is the best! Kids are amazing and that is why I had the best job ever! I still love my volunteer time. Reading this makes my day. I can tell you get it, recognize their...
by lauragb
Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:01 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Possible solution to ileostomy problems-Updated
Replies: 14
Views: 1485

Re: Possible solution to ileostomy problems-Updated

I hope this procedure worked and you can get back to living your life. It sounds promising. Good for you to advocate for yourself!
by lauragb
Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:49 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scanning at 53rd Street Wednesday
Replies: 12
Views: 1290

Re: Scanning at 53rd Street Wednesday

Thanks for sharing your great news, Jane!!

Good luck to everyone else.
by lauragb
Sun Sep 27, 2015 9:31 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My enema experience for LAR syndrome
Replies: 11
Views: 3972

Re: My enema experience for LAR syndrome

I am one of the regular enema users on this board. Upon recommendation of my surgeon, I use the regular red enema bag with tubing and clamp. He recommended using a quart to quart and a half of warm tap water, every day for best results. Early on I tried the fleet bottles with water, there was never ...

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