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by eitter
Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:53 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: High Rectovaginal Fistula Surgery
Replies: 3
Views: 2152

Re: High Rectovaginal Fistula Surgery

Hi Betty Welcome to the Club no one wants to have to join! But we are a great group here, AWESOME support! WOW someone else that had feces coming out their vagina, me too. Here is an excerpt from my web page about my journey during the early days and how I found my cancer: April 2006: Just about on ...
by eitter
Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery Date Set
Replies: 36
Views: 2877

Re: Surgery Date Set

Eric my friend, I am sorry about all of this! But you are a strong man and I KNOW you will do great and get back on that bike in no time! I WISH I would be around!!!! I will be in DC the week before for Call on Congress, heck come join us a week before your surgery, we would love to have you and kee...
by eitter
Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Alternative Treatments/Vitamins/Medicine?
Replies: 12
Views: 1423

Re: Alternative Treatments/Vitamins/Medicine?

Hello- I am here on behalf of my mother who is currently 4 rounds into her FOLFOX treatment w/ Avastin at Dana Farber. I want to continue to be her biggest advocate and leave no stone unturned, so I am curious as to what some of the suggested "supplementary" treatments would be for cancer...
by eitter
Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Should I be soooo mad?!
Replies: 21
Views: 1666

Re: Should I be soooo mad?!

Have any of you reading this ended up with a dehisced surgical wound? If so, how long did it take to heal and did you wait for chemo until it was fully closed? I deal with this stuff all the time and the product I rep is amazing and is working well on the open areas he has now (half the depth in fo...
by eitter
Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Finished my course of Xeloda - Have questions re: the future
Replies: 18
Views: 8051

Re: Finished my course of Xeloda - Have questions re: the fu

Ok Katniss,

I am not Stage IV and know nothing of what is being discussed, but I just started reading the Hunger Games, so is that why you used this screen name?! :)

BTW WELCOME to the BOARDS!
by eitter
Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: When to change Onc
Replies: 5
Views: 808

Re: When to change Onc

Finished up my last Folfox 6 treatment the beginning od December. From the start of the treatment my oncologist seems to talk down to us. After my first treatment and I asked about the side affect of jaw pain I was told to stop reading the Internet and quite eating ice cream. Spent the last weekend...
by eitter
Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:21 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW HERE AND BEYOND SCARED NEED INFO
Replies: 21
Views: 3495

Re: NEW HERE AND BEYOND SCARED NEED INFO

Welcome to the Club NO One wants to join! What a heart breaking story! I can tell by the way you write that you are a STRONG family and are there for each other and that is KEY to get through this tough time! I was also diagnosed Stage III Rectal CA at 39 and I am now 45 going strong Cancer Free! I ...
by eitter
Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:53 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: to ashlee
Replies: 3
Views: 714

Re: to ashlee

You have to have a certain number of posts to be allowed to send private messages. This is done mostly to protect the forum from spammers and bots. I'm not sure what the minimum is (and it's not posted anywhere to prevent aiding the spammers ;)) but it's not some insurmountable number. A few more p...
by eitter
Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colon Club Accepting Applications for 2013 Colondar Models!
Replies: 12
Views: 2643

Re: Colon Club Accepting Applications for 2013 Colondar Mode

Is there an exact date in June for the photoshoot, in case one wanted to make vacation plans in the area? Thanks, Rick The Photo shoot is in a pretty remote area with very few to no hotels around. ALL the models stay in the home of Molly's parents and friends around the Lake. They keep the shoot pr...
by eitter
Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Introduction...and THANKS!
Replies: 9
Views: 892

Re: Introduction...and THANKS!

Welcome Laurie, to the club NO ONE wants to join!

Seems we have helped you a lot without us knowing. Previous posts hold lots of great info! You seem to be on the right track with your treatment!

I look forward to seeing you around here!
by eitter
Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Incidence of needing an Ileostomy
Replies: 8
Views: 836

Re: Incidence of needing an Ileostomy

Welcome, glad to see you come out of lurkdom! My number one item I tell people no matter what, take someone with you to ALL appointments, or tape the appointment and by all means TAKE NOTES! Hind sight is 20/20....but standard protocol for Rectal patients at the very least is a Temp Ileo. And also i...
by eitter
Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New member and very scared.
Replies: 9
Views: 1070

Re: New member and very scared.

Welcome Barb to the Club NO ONE wants to join! Just a few more questions....do you have Rectal or Colon Cancer, normally you do not have radiation for Colon cancer only Rectal and normally never after surgery for either, so I am very curious why you would have radiation after surgery?! Did they leav...
by eitter
Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:05 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Question for caregivers please extreme fatigue
Replies: 25
Views: 2273

Re: Question for caregivers please extreme fatigue

My mom was my caregiver and I saw her breakdown many times! But what I think helped her the most was help, any help! You HAVE to line up people that will come in and help and maybe even enough time to get a way for a day, or even a weekend! Get a Day Spa pass, do not have money for one, I bet someon...
by eitter
Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:51 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: It's a melanoma :(
Replies: 26
Views: 1786

Re: It's a melanoma :(

I AM SO SORRY, CANCER SUCKS, in case anyone forgot!

All my blessings are being sent your way!
by eitter
Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Massage therapy and Cancer
Replies: 10
Views: 2960

Re: Massage therapy and Cancer

This subject rears its head every so often, search back in past posts..... But here is the deal, FIRST any reputable massage therapist BETTER do a medical history on you and take pause if you are in active treatment. It is is no massage therapists place to say it is is ok or not to have a massage, i...

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