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Fri, Apr 26 1:03pm · best way to shower or bath after a port is placed in Colorectal Cancer

Well, You're not going to "sit" in it if it's rectal and even tummy area (I've had both) is tough to take on water..plus germs from bathtub if not AOK clean!

Fri, Apr 26 1:00pm · Problems 3 months after colon resection surgery: Help in Colorectal Cancer

Rather depends on where the incision is…tummy location or rectal. Pain rather excruciating when you are just 'out' of hospital…be more into 5 or 6 mos after before deciding "wrong choice"

Jul 4, 2018 · Ostomy: Adapting to life after colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy in Digestive Health

These dates are old..Is it still running?

Jun 6, 2018 · Osteoporosis in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Was on Fosamax for a few years..quite a while ago…then nothing..except Remicade (Rheumatiod Arthritis @ Crohn's)..about to receive Prolia Anyone have feelings on this med pro? con?

Mar 19, 2018 · Tips to Achieve a Good Night’s Rest in Cancer Education Center

My animals just like being with me 24/7 if they could. Sometimes the Bulldog goes in to work with me..she's a real greeter! Paw up and her best look! The cat is nearly 18. Fast though when he makes his rounds of the house 😉

Mar 19, 2018 · Tips to Achieve a Good Night’s Rest in Cancer Education Center

If I reduce liquids to little or nothing dehydration can occur. nasty in its own right. I am 72 and lived this way since 1974 when 1st surgeries began and took so much gut with them –hopefully to stop Crohn's-now rectal cancer came on board..loose both ends of the spectrum! ostomy not pleasant when it fills and empties while asleep! making the bed at 2:30 am unhappy! If I do not get enough liquid within me also a prob…dehydration and look to the skin recognizable. As a retired reading specialist reading is what I do..most of the time and enjoy it. Used to do crewel work but fingers (I'm 71) gnarl up sometimes and that's not so comfy

Mar 18, 2018 · Tips to Achieve a Good Night’s Rest in Cancer Education Center

For some of us colorectal cancer survivors sleeping thru the night is made all the more difficult from shortened bowels…w/or w/out colostomy. My body empties 20>30 times per 24 hour period. I cannot eat when heading out…not going to spend my time in the rest room while meetings go on! Sleeping thru the night is more pleasant when we can c=actually sleep thru it! Tea an hour before bed is a great soother for me…as is reading a chapter or two in my current book (I'm a ret reading specialist!) Also petting the cat &/or dog helps sleep all night as it does for them 😉 I am a widow so no hub to wake in the night for conversation!!!

Sep 27, 2015

Does having an ostomy & a history of gut surgeries prevent a kidney transplant?Jo-Ellen Corkery De Luca