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by Cherie
Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Problems after colectomy
Replies: 1
Views: 524

Problems after colectomy

Hi All, I wanted to know if any of you had similar problems following a colectomy. I am four weeks out from surgery and I have had problems that seem like I have a urinary tract infection. I have been tested for an infection but tested negative. After the surgery I could not pee and had a catheter. ...
by Cherie
Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Is not doing chemo silly?
Replies: 26
Views: 3208

Re: Is not doing chemo silly?

Thank you all for the encouragement. I am quite depressed right now. I am four weeks out from my colectomy and I still in a lot of pain. I thought I would feel better than I do. I guess this is a big factor in not wanting to do chemo, I just don't want to add to existing suffering. However I see I a...
by Cherie
Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:27 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Is not doing chemo silly?
Replies: 26
Views: 3208

Is not doing chemo silly?

Hi Everyone, I am about to stat Chemo and I'm just exhausted. I have fought Crones disease for 16 years. The last three years my complaints have been ignored and my gastro doctor just kept me on the same drugs and sent me to a counselor as my fatigue was in my head. Last month I had had enough and s...
by Cherie
Sat Jul 20, 2013 6:47 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hope for life post chemo with an ileostomy
Replies: 4
Views: 625

Re: Hope for life post chemo with an ileostomy

Hi Busymama, please tell me how you fix leaks??? MacGyver tape? I always seem to be washing poop off my hands and legs.i let my daughter see my bag as we bath together. I have told her it Is my "bo bo." I can tell she is concerned. I struggle with one so I know you must be one strong woman.
by Cherie
Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:21 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hello to all, I am glad you are here.
Replies: 4
Views: 940

Hello to all, I am glad you are here.

I had tickets to Destin, FL… instead I’m at home recovering from surgery in freezing cold New Zealand. I’m now dealing with a bag and a battle with cancer. I’m 36 with a four year old who has kidney disease. I need to beat this to be there for her. I have so many questions …can I work through chemo?...

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