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by aja1121
Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: We made it!
Replies: 39
Views: 3691

Re: We made it!

Congratulations, and SO glad to hear about the new oncologist!
by aja1121
Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Last round
Replies: 13
Views: 1588

Re: Last round

Congratulations!!
by aja1121
Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: severe back pain after surgery cant walk
Replies: 11
Views: 1411

Re: severe back pain after surgery cant walk

Yes, Toradol always helped my husband's post-op pain much better than the pain pump. I believe Toradol can hurt the kidneys if taken for too long.
by aja1121
Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:13 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colostomy Leaking Since Surgery - 8 Days
Replies: 258
Views: 29765

Re: Colostomy Leaking Since Surgery - 8 Days

Snowy, just wanted you to know I've been thinking about you and your mom every day and hoping for the best. No pressure, just update us when you can. Take care of yourself too!
by aja1121
Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: So so so angry!!!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 2596

Re: So so so angry!!!!!

Don't give up. Find a surgeon who specializes in colon and rectal surgery. Is this group near you? http://www.dgmc.co.za/highly-specialise ... ectal-unit
by aja1121
Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: APR Wound Healing
Replies: 3
Views: 1123

APR Wound Healing

I know the Abdominoperineal Resection (also sometimes called Abdominal Perineal Resection or Proctectomy) surgery, which includes permanent colostomy with complete removal of rectum and anus, is not as common as LAR on this board, so I'm sharing for the benefit of anyone trying to search the topic. ...
by aja1121
Wed Aug 10, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I am on a mission
Replies: 9
Views: 1717

Re: I am on a mission

I, too, try to tell people how important it is, especially if they have any symptoms at all. My husband has two brothers. One got scoped shortly after hubby was diagnosed; the other refuses. Not sure why, as he is an otherwise smart and reasonable person...
by aja1121
Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Tough Decisions
Replies: 22
Views: 3138

Re: Tough Decisions

I like your style! :D
by aja1121
Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:09 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colostomy Leaking Since Surgery - 8 Days
Replies: 258
Views: 29765

Re: Colostomy Leaking Since Surgery - 8 Days

Hi Snowy, just wanted you to know I'm thinking about you and your mom. Hope the new surgeon gives you some help!
by aja1121
Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Peripheral neuropathy question
Replies: 23
Views: 2942

Re: Peripheral neuropathy question

Yes, enjoy that glass/bottle/case of wine :) Well, I have a three month follow up at the end of September with my onc's office--will see by then if I want to explore any prescribed medication. I am trying to avoid taking any more than I need to and of course it comes with it's own set of side effect...
by aja1121
Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Very swollen legs and abdomen - any idea?
Replies: 25
Views: 3310

Re: Very swollen legs and abdomen - any idea?

I am so grateful they are able to address your brother's pain. My thoughts remain with both of you.
by aja1121
Sat Aug 06, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 2014 Rectal Cancer Rectum Removed-Sepsis,
Replies: 5
Views: 923

Re: 2014 Rectal Cancer Rectum Removed-Sepsis,

I am so sorry. You will find many people on this board who understand and sympathize. Is it possible to find another surgeon, or are you stuck with the team you have?
by aja1121
Sat Aug 06, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Peripheral neuropathy question
Replies: 23
Views: 2942

Re: Peripheral neuropathy question

I have heard mixed results regarding the efficacy of the various medications to combat neuropathy so who knows. Soccermom, I had also heard poor reviews re: meds for neuropathy and expected hubby wouldn't benefit from the Lyrica, but it has made a huge difference for him. Before taking it, I had to...
by aja1121
Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colostomy Leaking Since Surgery - 8 Days
Replies: 258
Views: 29765

Re: Colostomy Leaking Since Surgery - 8 Days

Just thinking about you and your mom, Snowy, and hoping today was a better day!

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