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RE: Another Proctectomy Thread

@tony-h glad you’re home now. How interesting that the procedure is done laparoscopically. That will be so much better for you - not as hard on your b...

5 days ago
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RE: Another Proctectomy Thread

@chelly yeah, I sat sideways for awhile too. That’s what I meant by the “Cleopatra drape”. The things we have to do to adapt sometimes! Laurie

5 days ago
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RE: Another Proctectomy Thread

@tony-h that’s great news Tony. You’ll sleep better and heal faster at home. In hospital, they gave me a Roho cushion to try, and I didn’t like it at ...

5 days ago
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RE: Another Proctectomy Thread

@tony-h wonderful news Tony! Rest up, take good care of yourself so you can go home soon. The tea always tastes better at home.☕️ ...

1 week ago
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RE: Partial Colectomy....bad reactions to antibiotics since surgery 2 years ago.

@dlkfiretruck lots of good information there, Linda. You’re very good at providing us with great detailed information. Just a caution - turmeric can a...

2 weeks ago
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RE: Partial Colectomy....bad reactions to antibiotics since surgery 2 years ago.

@veganostomy fascinating video! I’ll never look at smoothies the same way again!😵‍💫 Laurie

2 weeks ago
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RE: Another Proctectomy Thread

@tony-h I’m sure you’ll be glad to have this behind you (no pun intended!). Sounds like it’s the right decision, especially given what John is now dea...

2 weeks ago
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RE: Partial Colectomy....bad reactions to antibiotics since surgery 2 years ago.

@jillian also ask your doctor how much Imodium you can take in one day - perhaps taking more might make a difference. My surgeon told me a long time a...

3 weeks ago
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RE: Partial Colectomy....bad reactions to antibiotics since surgery 2 years ago.

@jillian it is fairly common for medication to affect ostomy output, either constipation, or diarrhea. I have the same reaction as you do to antibioti...

3 weeks ago
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RE: Hiatal hernia

@llholiday I was so appreciative when you told me that after your gallbladder surgery, you felt so much better. You were right - after having my gallb...

3 weeks ago
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RE: Update on sickness

@chelly wow - that’s an incredible gain! Good news. Even if it takes awhile to recover, you’re definitely heading in the right direction. You’ll get t...

3 weeks ago
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RE: Hiatal hernia

@llholiday glad you’re feeling somewhat better. Your NP will have some suggestions for you on Monday. I found a video on sliding hiatal hernia; hope i...

3 weeks ago
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RE: Hiatal hernia

LL, I have not had this kind of hernia. Here’s a short article from Johns Hopkins on it, including how to avoid aggravating it. John is right about sm...

3 weeks ago
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RE: Seroquel causing Liquid Output

Hi Tony - I haven’t used this medication, but here are some articles on its use as a sleep med: When I have sleep issues (which ha...

4 weeks ago
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RE: Update on sickness

Wow, Chelly! That is incredible. Good thing your doctor was on the ball. You’re right about making sure we’re getting all the vitamins and nutrients w...

4 weeks ago
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RE: Rectum stump removal

I looked at Wellspring online (www.wellspring.ca) to see how widespread it is, and it turns out, not very. SW Ontario, BC and Alberta seem to have all...

1 month ago
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RE: Rectum stump removal

@john68 that makes sense. The job of chemo is to slap it around a bit, but it’s the radiation that delivers the knockout punch. So you won’t lose your...

1 month ago
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RE: When to Change Your Ostomy Appliance

Lesley, you are certainly dealing with a lot! You are absolutely correct about a convex wafer. My stoma is almost flush, and I had lots of leaks early...

1 month ago
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RE: Any suggestions on how to prevent M9 leaks...

@dlkfiretruck wow Linda! Your diligence has paid off! Thanks for your trial and error, and your perseverance with Hollister. You’ve helped a lot of pe...

1 month ago
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RE: Emptying at an Eclipse

@veganostomy good point! It turned out to be much easier for me simply because I didn’t need a toilet. We woke up to cloudy skies too, and I though...

1 month ago
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