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by Maggie Nell
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Feeling stressed....
Replies: 29
Views: 2497

Re: Feeling stressed.

Two more sleeps. The tablets I took a while ago seem to be working! I'm now worried about a dull ache which has recently developed in my lower abdomen. Maybe the change of diet, I've been on low residue for a week now. Or maybe the different bile supply now my gallbladder is out. I'm sure I'll get ...
by Maggie Nell
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 2017 : In Memoriam
Replies: 29
Views: 17385

Re: 2017 : In Memoriam

I google-stumbled across the blog of Tom Floria - don't know if he was a member here. Tom went to the Great Yooper in the sky, but his legacy lives on in this very informative blog he kept from 2009-2015. http://bowelresectionhomerecover.blogspot.com.au/2011/ Thomas James Floria 24 Dec 1944-28 Oct 2...
by Maggie Nell
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hilarious Colonoscopy Journal
Replies: 12
Views: 1235

Re: Hilarious Colonoscopy Journal

Was scratching around in the basement - found this, thought I'd bump it.
by Maggie Nell
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Feeling stressed....
Replies: 29
Views: 2497

Re: Feeling stressed....

http://www.life20.co.nz/living-life-after-cancer-blog/8-ways-to-deal-with-scanxiety The first study on “Scanxiety” came out in 2016. I don’t think that’s an official word yet, but it’s definitely on the “street” where the people are real. Apparently 83% of people have some experience of pre-scan anx...
by Maggie Nell
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Feeling stressed....
Replies: 29
Views: 2497

Re: Feeling stressed....

https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/875634 http://www.cancerfightersthrive.com/managing-scan-related-anxiety/ http://www.laurencara.com/coping-scanxiety-cancer-treatment/ https://blog.stupidcancer.org/coping-with-scanxiety-b062cc9204a5?gi=24f38c27d559 http://grumpycatcancer.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/...
by Maggie Nell
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Feeling stressed....
Replies: 29
Views: 2497

Re: Feeling stressed....

You know, I used to be soooo terrified of needles at the dentist that during my childhood I had every filling done without benefit of pain relief. My poor dentist I gave him ptsd. HIs brother was sailor John Bertrand who skippered Australia II in the early 80s to snatch the America's Cup. Every time...
by Maggie Nell
Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: We Need Some Laughs Here Reloaded for 2017
Replies: 147
Views: 34245

Re: We Need Some Laughs Here Reloaded for 2017

Happy New Year everyone!

Thanks to all who have contributed to this thread over the year and who have
followed it. I was hoping to crack the 30,000 views. :D
by Maggie Nell
Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Feeling stressed....
Replies: 29
Views: 2497

Re: Feeling stressed....

What has your age got to do with being able to cope? Have you thought about getting a script for Xanax or Valium (I'm not up on the names of the current anti-anxiety meds) just for the short-term to get you over the anxiety hump? As it has been 3 years and this surveillance colonoscopy was 'supposed...
by Maggie Nell
Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Feeling stressed....
Replies: 29
Views: 2497

Re: Feeling stressed....

Since 1992, I have worked as a consultant in the management of panic-anxiety disorders and have a few qualifications in allied health modalities under my belt. I know a thing or two about defusing health anxieties and just from reading your first post here, I can see how a sequence of events have ti...
by Maggie Nell
Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Feeling stressed....
Replies: 29
Views: 2497

Re: Feeling stressed....

Receiving a health-scare like you have brings you face-to-face with your own mortality and does your head in as we say in Australia. You now have a 'before' polyp and 'after' polyp divide down the middle of your life and it's a Big. Bloody. Deal. to you - it's your body. It's grown something nasty a...
by Maggie Nell
Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: We Need Some Laughs Here Reloaded for 2017
Replies: 147
Views: 34245

Re: We Need Some Laughs Here Reloaded for 2017

https://scontent.fsyd4-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/cp0/e15/q65/p320x320/25550383_1912926415416710_4321987987578814406_n.jpg?efg=eyJpIjoiYiJ9&oh=4abafaaa8ed5db9ba751c6f622435b31&oe=5AFA005C Tip of the Season: Use your Christmas Fruit-Cake Disposal Unit wisely, remove the glace cherries.

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