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  • By Katuha · Posted December 14, 2013
  • Journal · 34 replies
  • Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs. His bed was next to the room's ...


  • By Beejay65 · Posted December 14, 2013
  • Journal · 6 replies
  • It was a bittersweet evening. A group of us went to two nursing homes to sing Christmas carols with the residents. Mostly it was wonderful. They didn't even need the printouts. They all knew all the words ...

Low BP & no BM's?! Hmmm. Help? LoL :-/

  • By MarieJune · Posted December 10, 2013
  • Journal · 22 replies
  • Hi everyone, It's been......well, it's been FOREVER!! Lol. I haven't had surgery, I still have my colon, after my botched rectocele repair, I was too afraid to see any other surgeon, and then other serious ...

More wisdom from Wesley tx, Commenter on dear abby, yahoo

  • By anitacb · Posted December 8, 2013
  • Journal · 3 replies
  • 1st OT you know (I posted some similar ones a week or 2 ago but these have some different ones mixed in) - Church Bloopers Bertha Belch, a missionary from Africa, will be speaking tonight at Calvary Methodist ...

newly colostomised

  • By lyn50 · Posted December 8, 2013
  • Discussion in Colostomy stories · 6 replies
  • hi everyone i havent been on here for a long time , so much has been going on ... the end result has been i have just come home from hospital after aper op { was so happy to get out of the hosp 4 days ...

The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Kathy Nieder, MD

  • By John2 · Posted December 6, 2013
  • Journal · 36 replies
  • The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Kathy Nieder, MD By John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire Dear members, We at Inspire are pleased to bring you the latest in a series of interviews with people ...

Irinotecan and Avastin

  • By Chemoangel · Posted December 5, 2013
  • Discussion in Treatment · 12 replies
  • Good Morning, This is C.A. and I am wondering if anyone has been on Irinotecan and Avastin together? My colon cancer has a nasty attitude and my CEA is up to 155 so I have to accept that I need to add ...

Side effects of chemo

  • By michelle53 · Posted December 4, 2013
  • Discussion in Side effects · 27 replies
  • I just started chemo yesterday . I came home with a 5fu continuous pump for 46 hours. Yesterday not long after the initial chemo I was no longer able to drink room temp bottled water without irritation ...

Staying positive :-)

  • By Faith2687 · Posted December 3, 2013
  • Discussion in Family and friends · 5 replies
  • Hi everyone I hope everyone had a good thanksgiving. I been running around like a crazy women I haven't had time to post anything. So far my mom who was diagnoised in October 2013 with colon cancer that ...

Giving Tuesday has inspired US to Give

  • By FightCRC-Michael · Posted December 3, 2013
  • Discussion in Financial and insurance issues · 0 replies
  • Working again with Qwest Diagnositics we have launched Giving Tuesday with our Giving Prevention campaign. Quest Diagnostics is donating a FREE colorectal cancer screening test for every $25 or more that ...

2014 Webinar Schedule is out

  • By FightCRC-Michael · Posted December 3, 2013
  • Discussion in Patient webinars · 0 replies
  • The monthly Fight Colorectal Cancer Webinar series for 2014 is published. You can also find details from previous webinars including the recordings & slide decks at: ...

Journal to Health

  • By starrakay · Posted December 2, 2013
  • Journal · 8 replies
  • Diagnosed with stage V colon cancer with mets to liver and lungs. Large tumor in my sigmoid colon, discovered Thanksgiving day November 22nd 2012. Surgery for a loop colostomy due to bowel blockage. I ...

My first time here

  • By Kim335 · Posted December 2, 2013
  • Journal · 5 replies
  • I was recently diagnosed as uT3 uNx rectal cancer as per a lower EUS that was done in early November. Had flu in September went to dr about 3 weeks later due to not being able to go to restroom, tired ...

For those who just found us down here...

  • By Butch-of-Itsinthebag · Posted November 30, 2013
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • If you find a post you like you can click on the authors photo and go to their home page. Once there the buttons in the dark line under the photo work the same as on your page, this will allow you to ...

My First Journal Entry

  • By Chemoangel · Posted November 29, 2013
  • Journal · 5 replies
  • Today is Friday, 11/29/2013, the day after Thanksgiving. I have a lot to be thankful for. I was dx with a large cancerous tumor on 8/10/2012. I have a very strong family history of relatives dying from ...

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

  • By Butch-of-Itsinthebag · Posted November 27, 2013
  • Journal · 21 replies
  • My sincerest wishes that tomorrow treats you all really good. I have so much to be thankful for this year. Finding this place is one of them. Thank you so much. Butch ...

Thank You, From Inspire

  • By Walter · Posted November 26, 2013
  • Journal · 108 replies
  • Hello everyone, As Thanksgiving approaches, all of us at Inspire would like to take a moment to thank you for being part of our community. While we wish no one had to deal with the serious health issues ...

Sing peope, sing.

  • By Katuha · Posted November 22, 2013
  • Journal · 21 replies
  • If a street musician shows up on your street ... put a quarter in the hat. -coin-ever-spent.html Goosebumps ...


  • By debdolittle · Posted November 21, 2013
  • Discussion in Side effects · 7 replies
  • Help mom has been on zeloda and having weakness due to the excessive bowel movements. She is eating but very weak she has the colon CA with liver mets. The colon is clean now but taking chemo and xeloda ...

Dr. K's Magic Box

  • By Katuha · Posted November 20, 2013
  • Journal · 4 replies
  • This is a state-of-the-art magic box. It must have many meanings and morals related to this cancer forum but I'm still trying to figure it all out. My main question is, "WHY?" What's your take on this ...

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