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by kiwiinoz
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Almost 6 years
Replies: 29
Views: 3797

Re: Almost 6 years

Hi Julie The cat is now 13 years old :D so I need to look after him. He has a scratching post that is on steroids as it is probably about 7' in height with 3 levels. I'll take a photo and post it so you can see. I have no decorating ability but Mrs Kiwi seriously is good at it so she is having fun, ...
by kiwiinoz
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Almost 6 years
Replies: 29
Views: 3797

Re: Almost 6 years

Hi All Thanks for your responses, and I hope that it was a bit of a good news story. I always found that I enjoyed reading the positive, and sometimes trivial, posts on the board as it provides a good balance to the tough, heart breaking and challenging posts. I am always much better at the trivial ...
by kiwiinoz
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Almost 6 years
Replies: 29
Views: 3797

Re: Almost 6 years

Hi All The last 6 years have been hard, I have made a lot of friends on the board, and I have seen a lot of them pass when, for some unknown reason, I am now thriving. Mentally, I found it hard to let go of the fact I was a "cancer patient" and have only this year started to embrace a new ...
by kiwiinoz
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Constipation vs Bowel Blockage whats the difference?
Replies: 13
Views: 2009

Re: Constipation vs Bowel Blockage whats the difference?

Hi CPTMAC I'd say you have constipation as you'd "REALLY" know if you had a blockage. Just like Lee, I'd get them several times a year and I'd go from feeling fine and functioning as a normal human being, to being doubled over with pain, taking pain killers which didn't help, to asking my ...
by kiwiinoz
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Almost 6 years
Replies: 29
Views: 3797

Almost 6 years

Hi All 6 years ago I purchased a new house. As part of that purchase my wife insisted I get the persistent bleeding that the doctors kept telling me was due to a myriad of reasons that had me doing tests for 6 months. I was able to get a colonoscopy, woke up to find out I had cancer, did a ct scan, ...
by kiwiinoz
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Weight
Replies: 12
Views: 1555

Re: Weight

Hi Pantufla, I'll preface this message that I am 5'8" and 120 lbs so I have not been in your husbands situation. I don't pretend to understand how hard it is to loose that much weight or what challenges he has on his day to day life. My view and reading on what I could do to avoid a recurrence ...
by kiwiinoz
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 4 to NED- Please tell us
Replies: 54
Views: 12341

Re: Stage 4 to NED- Please tell us

I have been on this board for over 5 years now and I have seen a lot of people come and go. I have seen a number who's situation looked dire go on to be NED from stage IV. There is no telling what may, or may not happen. It is obviously extremely hard to face a stage IV diagnosis, and there is the n...
by kiwiinoz
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Robino1 has left us today at 6:40pm.
Replies: 25
Views: 5431

Re: Robino1 has left us today at 6:40pm.

That is really sad. She was always a really positive influence, no matter what issues she faced herself.
by kiwiinoz
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 4 Hope
Replies: 30
Views: 5833

Re: Stage 4 Hope

Hi Stu
Good to see the photo of your Mum and glad she is doing so well. May she continue to be a beacon of hope to you, and to others, including myself on this board.
Kiwi
by kiwiinoz
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Bev G
Replies: 51
Views: 23310

Re: Bev G

Wow, that comes as a bit of a shock. She was always so positive and helpful. I noted that she had been quieter on the boards than in the past and I put that down to the loss of Gwen and some of the other genuine friends that she made on this board. Colon Talk will be a sadder place without her mothe...
by kiwiinoz
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Picture Posting Topic
Replies: 165
Views: 68873

Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

...I see my oncologist in about 1 month which will be my five year mark, and if he calls me a cancer survivor I will feel a lot better as he is super conservative. Hi kiwiinoz It's good to see you on-line again. Do you have any up-to-date photos of your collection of running shoes -- including thos...
by kiwiinoz
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Picture Posting Topic
Replies: 165
Views: 68873

Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Handsome canines Claudia. Names of your pets? In my neighborhood we tend to know people by their pet's names! :lol: Looks like kitty gets on fine w/the dogs. :) BS Thanks! Aiko and Milo :D The cat is named Yuki. Claudia Claudia, what is it with the Japanese names? How's the running going?
by kiwiinoz
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hello from a new member
Replies: 18
Views: 6584

Re: Hello from a new member

Jannine, Give Nuun a go, it is not a "sports drink" as such as it is not full of sugar. It is an electrolyte replacement tablet you put in water to dissolve and drink. An ex member (Brownbagger) who was an avid long distance cyclist put me on to them and I use them a lot now with running. ...
by kiwiinoz
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hello from a new member
Replies: 18
Views: 6584

Re: Hello from a new member

Hi Jannine Loosing weight was something I had to worry about too and my biggest way of keeping on top of the nausea was talking anti nausea tablets as soon as any symptoms started. I tried to keep my fluids up as much as I could and I also found that if I kept taking electrolyte supplements I was ah...
by kiwiinoz
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Avastin in UK's NHS vs. USA Healthcare
Replies: 34
Views: 7437

Re: Avastin in UK's NHS vs. USA Healthcare

Interesting Article and I still don't get the whole insurance thing in the US. Seems to put people in a position where those that have jobs are forced to decide the level of insurance coverage that you want to pay for. In Australia where I was diagnosed and treated I paid for my treatment. Colon res...

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