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1 day ago · Problems 3 months after colon resection surgery: Help in Colorectal Cancer

Good morning! A fellow colon cancer celebrity!!!!!! Yes, that’s what I decided I am; therefore, all you colon re-sectioners/treatment patients are too. Thank you for sharing what you do. I drink a lot of fluids and exercise daily also. It’s been 5 months for me. Resection, cancerous polyps removed, went home with a bacterial infection, diagnosed after showing symptoms. I kind think that we may parallel each other. That 5-6 week recovery, not happening . I think most of us figured that out along the way. I did when I joined. Others were open and shared their stories. Why, I reached out. Tummy hurt? Sore? Open surgery.? My incision 20+ inches long. Cut through the abdominal wall/muscle. So. It maybe some of that. Or gas? I started taking gas pills after a few months (not now) and included a probiotic (oral, pill form). Although, you can eat foods that contain the good bacteria loss from antibiotic use. I figured it took some time to grow the cancer, so it would take some time for our bodies to recovery and adjust. If it was me, and I felt that the pain was not explainable, I probably would reach out to my doctor. I am not a doctor, so there may be other members that can address differently. For me, it was more of a exercise in elimination of what/where the pain came from. Then, I could address the pain properly. Welcome, new colon cancer celebrity😀

3 days ago · Have you tried to quit smoking while undergoing treatment? in Cancer

I’ll mark my calendar and give you a “ you can do it” that day! Because you can good luck

3 days ago · Have you tried to quit smoking while undergoing treatment? in Cancer

That’s a great story Going outside to smoke while being in the hospital seems idiotic to non-smokers. You quit, so I know, others can. With any addiction, others are hurt also by your decisions. What a relief not to smoke, huh? Congratulations…..

3 days ago · Hernia after colorectal cancer surgery: Anyone else? in Colorectal Cancer

Hi Lisa. And I was crying the blues when I came home with c-diff! Although, getting something that impedes your healing is unacceptable in my world. Especially, if if’s not a condition you are already diagnosed with or have a history. I had open surgery, colon re-section, cancer related. Very healthy, no underlined medical conditions and came with a friend🤬. There are several medical professionals in the member list. I’m sure you will get great advice. It seems like if you did not have a weakness before, you may be smart to know all you can around infection, there origin and strain/agitation. I feel after having c-diff (and cancer) I need to understand and educate myself around what happened to me. I’m still not able to wrap my head around all you went through. I don't hear any blame or “giving up”. You’re a trooper. Love my activity too; and won’t give it up, just have to be smart . Take care virgo1952

6 days ago · Problems 3 months after colon resection surgery: Help in Colorectal Cancer

You are very welcome. Not sure I told you but I live in Washington state so if you walk this time of year, bundle up! If you run across any tidbits of info or anything that has helped you, I would love to hear from you. Happy healing ❤️

6 days ago · Problems 3 months after colon resection surgery: Help in Colorectal Cancer

Good morning. I’m so glad to hear you are feeling better! It’s a bit of a roller coaster ride with this surgery. A lot of “what to expect” I found was not addressed, but maybe, medical professionals are reluctant to share what MAY happen. . After I wrote a response to your chat entry, I went back through previous entries/responses and found many people having similar experiences on similar points of healing. I was reminded that I have gotten better. The thing is, I think you have to figure out when, what and how to go on with causing as little irritation to your system. I just have had a few days where I struggled with some abdominal pain, gas, and bowel frequency; When I reread the previous entries from members, I found several members report the same thing at 5-6 months. Based on this info, I’ve up my fiber drink and backing off on raw foods. I think, for me, that’s how it’s going to be. It may change in time, but it is still better than a worse outcome. I think you have made a big leap in your healing process. Sounds like your body is starting to adjust and “ do it!s thing”. Keeping any inflammation in check is the key. Each of us has to figure out what that is individually. Keep sharing what works and establishing a blueprint for new members. Take care virgo1952

Mon, Mar 30 1:16pm · What/who's out there? Don't post store names. in COVID-19

Sounds like my world hehehe. I had to make my husband’s grocery list (he retired, his contribution-shopping) where he could go from aisle to aisle and the food on the list would coordinate with the aisle. Now, he will call or text me a pic of potential buys. I’m sure all we women have seen the guy in the grocery, clutching his iphone, asking questions. Sometimes, I will point the item out if I think it is appropriate. Please, male members do not take offense,BUT, if the shoe fits ………………..

Mon, Mar 30 10:49am · What/who's out there? Don't post store names. in COVID-19

Thank you, sir. I figured when I saw the alert that a video upload directly to Connect would not be happening. Good to know how to link it. 🤓