Shayenne (Donna)

dianetavegia
dianetavegia Member Posts: 1,942
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
Donna has not posted in quite a while. Praying all is well.
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  • usakat
    usakat Member Posts: 610
    Donna??? Come out, come out....
    I just wanted to bring this thread back up to the top to let Donna know her friends here are thinking of her....

    Donna? Are you okay? Please check in when you can.

    Hoping all is well...Katie
  • Kathleen808
    Kathleen808 Member Posts: 2,342
    Donna
    Hi Donna,
    I am thinking of you. How are you? Know that you are in our thoughts.
    Aloha,
    Kathleen
  • mom_2_3
    mom_2_3 Member Posts: 952
    Thinking of you...
    Donna,

    Thinking of you and hoping all is well. Thanks Diane for the post.

    Amy
  • sheri22
    sheri22 Member Posts: 273

    Donna
    Hi Donna,
    I am thinking of you. How are you? Know that you are in our thoughts.
    Aloha,
    Kathleen

    Worried
    Donna are you ok we are worried about you
  • tootsie1
    tootsie1 Member Posts: 5,044 Member
    mom_2_3 said:

    Thinking of you...
    Donna,

    Thinking of you and hoping all is well. Thanks Diane for the post.

    Amy

    Me, too!
    Add me to the list of those hoping you're okay.

    *hugs*
    Gail
  • daydreamer110761
    daydreamer110761 Member Posts: 487
    tootsie1 said:

    Me, too!
    Add me to the list of those hoping you're okay.

    *hugs*
    Gail

    Me 2! me 2!
    Donna???????????? wanted to bring this back up also. Where are you kiddo - hope all is well...
  • lisa42
    lisa42 Member Posts: 3,625
    also bringing it to the top
    I'm posting to bring this thread to the top of the discussion board, so Donna will hopefully see it if she checks in tonight or tomorrow.

    Donna- we're all wondering about how you're doing- hope all is well- please post soon!

    Lisa
  • StacyGleaso
    StacyGleaso Member Posts: 1,233 Member
    Facebook
    She's also not been on FaceBook for awhile. Maybe her kids are on Spring Break and she's taking a break from the computer, too?

    Positive vibes heading her way, regardless!

    Happy Thursday!

    Stacy
  • dianetavegia
    dianetavegia Member Posts: 1,942

    Facebook
    She's also not been on FaceBook for awhile. Maybe her kids are on Spring Break and she's taking a break from the computer, too?

    Positive vibes heading her way, regardless!

    Happy Thursday!

    Stacy

    Her last post appears to be....
    one where she is in extreme pain from her WBC booster shot thingy.

    I'm very concerned about her and sure wish we knew she was lounging at the beach with the kids, eating watermelon and having a blast!
  • daydreamer110761
    daydreamer110761 Member Posts: 487

    Facebook
    She's also not been on FaceBook for awhile. Maybe her kids are on Spring Break and she's taking a break from the computer, too?

    Positive vibes heading her way, regardless!

    Happy Thursday!

    Stacy

    bringing it back up again
    I looked on facebook also - hope she is ok.
  • Shayenne
    Shayenne Member Posts: 2,342

    bringing it back up again
    I looked on facebook also - hope she is ok.

    I'm back!
    Thanks all for thinking of me, and your prayers, you're all so awesome.

    Well, those pains I posted about last, led me to going to the local ER Room, who just hooked me up to an IV of Diludin (sp?), and sent me home with a prescription for Prescription strength Alleve....well, when I got home, the pain was still there, and I was having shortness of breath. My hubby said we should go to the James, and went ahead and drove the 2 hours to their OSU Medical CTR ER Room, where they at least took an X-ray, and saw that I had ruptured in my colon, and that bowels were leaking into my belly.. I was told I needed emergency surgery, and may need a colostomy, (which I figured I would have had down the road eventually anyway) but if we didn't have the surgery, I would have died..

    The surgery turned out a success, the surgeon told my hubby I was doing remarkable, there was alot of bowels, tumors, and was the worse part of the colon that had all that cancer (sigmoid?) and he said he got it all out, using 11 pints of sea salt in my belly as well, cleaned out my intestines, and I now have bag, and a painful incision which is being healed with a wound vac, it's painful, but it's supposed to heal the wound very fast and it looks really good, with no infections. I spent 9 days in the hospital getting better...I went in Tuesday night, and just got out today, and not a day went by that I wasn't thinking of you all here, and how alot of you have gone through this as well..

    Can I be safe to say that I am officially a semi-colon now??? LOL

    This was very painful and hard, and now am learning about the colostomy bag, I'm still alittle confused changing it, but hubby, bless him, knows more about it then I do, and has emptied it for me today, and even wants to change it, he really has been a godsend.

    Wow..I thought I was going to die that night, but I pulled through, I said my prayers, and the surgeon was very pleased at the outcome, and chemo was put off for a month till my wound heals. My onc sent someone from her team, to let me know it may have been due to the avastin? and may take me off it, but I don't know why yet, she'll talk to me about it next month, but he also said everything looked great...my blood counts and all, and no positive lymph nodes? I think he meant I don't have any cancer in the lymphs.

    Thank you for posting, I had to come on here and make sure you all know I am just recovering now and learning how to use my new bag, this should be interesting, I'm in pain, but it should be healed in about a month they said :)

    Hope all is well with you all!! XOXOX

    ~Donna
  • dixchi
    dixchi Member Posts: 431
    Shayenne said:

    I'm back!
    Thanks all for thinking of me, and your prayers, you're all so awesome.

    Well, those pains I posted about last, led me to going to the local ER Room, who just hooked me up to an IV of Diludin (sp?), and sent me home with a prescription for Prescription strength Alleve....well, when I got home, the pain was still there, and I was having shortness of breath. My hubby said we should go to the James, and went ahead and drove the 2 hours to their OSU Medical CTR ER Room, where they at least took an X-ray, and saw that I had ruptured in my colon, and that bowels were leaking into my belly.. I was told I needed emergency surgery, and may need a colostomy, (which I figured I would have had down the road eventually anyway) but if we didn't have the surgery, I would have died..

    The surgery turned out a success, the surgeon told my hubby I was doing remarkable, there was alot of bowels, tumors, and was the worse part of the colon that had all that cancer (sigmoid?) and he said he got it all out, using 11 pints of sea salt in my belly as well, cleaned out my intestines, and I now have bag, and a painful incision which is being healed with a wound vac, it's painful, but it's supposed to heal the wound very fast and it looks really good, with no infections. I spent 9 days in the hospital getting better...I went in Tuesday night, and just got out today, and not a day went by that I wasn't thinking of you all here, and how alot of you have gone through this as well..

    Can I be safe to say that I am officially a semi-colon now??? LOL

    This was very painful and hard, and now am learning about the colostomy bag, I'm still alittle confused changing it, but hubby, bless him, knows more about it then I do, and has emptied it for me today, and even wants to change it, he really has been a godsend.

    Wow..I thought I was going to die that night, but I pulled through, I said my prayers, and the surgeon was very pleased at the outcome, and chemo was put off for a month till my wound heals. My onc sent someone from her team, to let me know it may have been due to the avastin? and may take me off it, but I don't know why yet, she'll talk to me about it next month, but he also said everything looked great...my blood counts and all, and no positive lymph nodes? I think he meant I don't have any cancer in the lymphs.

    Thank you for posting, I had to come on here and make sure you all know I am just recovering now and learning how to use my new bag, this should be interesting, I'm in pain, but it should be healed in about a month they said :)

    Hope all is well with you all!! XOXOX

    ~Donna

    Wow
    Unbelievable what a bad time you have been through but it
    sounds like it turned out ok, thank god. I bet you
    were terrified and I can't imagine getting through the two
    hours drive to Columbus. Your husband is doing great
    and helping a lot, so glad for that. Hope you continue
    to improve.

    Hugs,
    Barbara
  • spongebob
    spongebob Member Posts: 2,565
    Shayenne said:

    I'm back!
    Thanks all for thinking of me, and your prayers, you're all so awesome.

    Well, those pains I posted about last, led me to going to the local ER Room, who just hooked me up to an IV of Diludin (sp?), and sent me home with a prescription for Prescription strength Alleve....well, when I got home, the pain was still there, and I was having shortness of breath. My hubby said we should go to the James, and went ahead and drove the 2 hours to their OSU Medical CTR ER Room, where they at least took an X-ray, and saw that I had ruptured in my colon, and that bowels were leaking into my belly.. I was told I needed emergency surgery, and may need a colostomy, (which I figured I would have had down the road eventually anyway) but if we didn't have the surgery, I would have died..

    The surgery turned out a success, the surgeon told my hubby I was doing remarkable, there was alot of bowels, tumors, and was the worse part of the colon that had all that cancer (sigmoid?) and he said he got it all out, using 11 pints of sea salt in my belly as well, cleaned out my intestines, and I now have bag, and a painful incision which is being healed with a wound vac, it's painful, but it's supposed to heal the wound very fast and it looks really good, with no infections. I spent 9 days in the hospital getting better...I went in Tuesday night, and just got out today, and not a day went by that I wasn't thinking of you all here, and how alot of you have gone through this as well..

    Can I be safe to say that I am officially a semi-colon now??? LOL

    This was very painful and hard, and now am learning about the colostomy bag, I'm still alittle confused changing it, but hubby, bless him, knows more about it then I do, and has emptied it for me today, and even wants to change it, he really has been a godsend.

    Wow..I thought I was going to die that night, but I pulled through, I said my prayers, and the surgeon was very pleased at the outcome, and chemo was put off for a month till my wound heals. My onc sent someone from her team, to let me know it may have been due to the avastin? and may take me off it, but I don't know why yet, she'll talk to me about it next month, but he also said everything looked great...my blood counts and all, and no positive lymph nodes? I think he meant I don't have any cancer in the lymphs.

    Thank you for posting, I had to come on here and make sure you all know I am just recovering now and learning how to use my new bag, this should be interesting, I'm in pain, but it should be healed in about a month they said :)

    Hope all is well with you all!! XOXOX

    ~Donna

    HOLY SMOKES!
    What an ordeal. Did hubby punch out the lame-brain who gave you Aleve and sent you home? I know that's the LEAST thing I would have done.

    Welcome back from the brink! We're so relieved you are back and seem to be doing well. Keep the faith and know - obviously, reading all of the above posts - that you are in the thoughs and prayers of many of your fellow SemiColons!

    - SpongeBob & usakat
  • CanadaSue
    CanadaSue Member Posts: 339
    Shayenne said:

    I'm back!
    Thanks all for thinking of me, and your prayers, you're all so awesome.

    Well, those pains I posted about last, led me to going to the local ER Room, who just hooked me up to an IV of Diludin (sp?), and sent me home with a prescription for Prescription strength Alleve....well, when I got home, the pain was still there, and I was having shortness of breath. My hubby said we should go to the James, and went ahead and drove the 2 hours to their OSU Medical CTR ER Room, where they at least took an X-ray, and saw that I had ruptured in my colon, and that bowels were leaking into my belly.. I was told I needed emergency surgery, and may need a colostomy, (which I figured I would have had down the road eventually anyway) but if we didn't have the surgery, I would have died..

    The surgery turned out a success, the surgeon told my hubby I was doing remarkable, there was alot of bowels, tumors, and was the worse part of the colon that had all that cancer (sigmoid?) and he said he got it all out, using 11 pints of sea salt in my belly as well, cleaned out my intestines, and I now have bag, and a painful incision which is being healed with a wound vac, it's painful, but it's supposed to heal the wound very fast and it looks really good, with no infections. I spent 9 days in the hospital getting better...I went in Tuesday night, and just got out today, and not a day went by that I wasn't thinking of you all here, and how alot of you have gone through this as well..

    Can I be safe to say that I am officially a semi-colon now??? LOL

    This was very painful and hard, and now am learning about the colostomy bag, I'm still alittle confused changing it, but hubby, bless him, knows more about it then I do, and has emptied it for me today, and even wants to change it, he really has been a godsend.

    Wow..I thought I was going to die that night, but I pulled through, I said my prayers, and the surgeon was very pleased at the outcome, and chemo was put off for a month till my wound heals. My onc sent someone from her team, to let me know it may have been due to the avastin? and may take me off it, but I don't know why yet, she'll talk to me about it next month, but he also said everything looked great...my blood counts and all, and no positive lymph nodes? I think he meant I don't have any cancer in the lymphs.

    Thank you for posting, I had to come on here and make sure you all know I am just recovering now and learning how to use my new bag, this should be interesting, I'm in pain, but it should be healed in about a month they said :)

    Hope all is well with you all!! XOXOX

    ~Donna

    Welcome back
    Donna,

    Good to hear you are back,even if you are minus a few parts.....

    My thoughts and prayers are with you for a speedy recovery!


    ((((((Hugs)))))

    Sue
  • Shayenne
    Shayenne Member Posts: 2,342
    spongebob said:

    HOLY SMOKES!
    What an ordeal. Did hubby punch out the lame-brain who gave you Aleve and sent you home? I know that's the LEAST thing I would have done.

    Welcome back from the brink! We're so relieved you are back and seem to be doing well. Keep the faith and know - obviously, reading all of the above posts - that you are in the thoughs and prayers of many of your fellow SemiColons!

    - SpongeBob & usakat

    We should have!
    This is why we drive 2 hours to my treatments..the local hospitals suck, and don't specialize in cancers, but my aunt, who used to work at that hospital said anytime a cancer patient comes in complaining of pain, they are to immediately at least have an X-ray taken, that was a waste of time and money there... it was like 10:00 p.m. by the time we got to The James, had my surgery around midnight, the chief surgeon did my sx.

    Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers, you're all in mine as well! :)

    Huggssss!
    ~Donna
  • lmliess
    lmliess Member Posts: 329
    Glad you are back!
    What an ordeal!! Shows just how strong you are though. I got my colostomy March 10....2 words of advice - WATER and WALK!! I keep battling constipation pains so make sure you push the liquids and walk as much as you can.

    Welcome back!
  • dianetavegia
    dianetavegia Member Posts: 1,942
    Shayenne said:

    I'm back!
    Thanks all for thinking of me, and your prayers, you're all so awesome.

    Well, those pains I posted about last, led me to going to the local ER Room, who just hooked me up to an IV of Diludin (sp?), and sent me home with a prescription for Prescription strength Alleve....well, when I got home, the pain was still there, and I was having shortness of breath. My hubby said we should go to the James, and went ahead and drove the 2 hours to their OSU Medical CTR ER Room, where they at least took an X-ray, and saw that I had ruptured in my colon, and that bowels were leaking into my belly.. I was told I needed emergency surgery, and may need a colostomy, (which I figured I would have had down the road eventually anyway) but if we didn't have the surgery, I would have died..

    The surgery turned out a success, the surgeon told my hubby I was doing remarkable, there was alot of bowels, tumors, and was the worse part of the colon that had all that cancer (sigmoid?) and he said he got it all out, using 11 pints of sea salt in my belly as well, cleaned out my intestines, and I now have bag, and a painful incision which is being healed with a wound vac, it's painful, but it's supposed to heal the wound very fast and it looks really good, with no infections. I spent 9 days in the hospital getting better...I went in Tuesday night, and just got out today, and not a day went by that I wasn't thinking of you all here, and how alot of you have gone through this as well..

    Can I be safe to say that I am officially a semi-colon now??? LOL

    This was very painful and hard, and now am learning about the colostomy bag, I'm still alittle confused changing it, but hubby, bless him, knows more about it then I do, and has emptied it for me today, and even wants to change it, he really has been a godsend.

    Wow..I thought I was going to die that night, but I pulled through, I said my prayers, and the surgeon was very pleased at the outcome, and chemo was put off for a month till my wound heals. My onc sent someone from her team, to let me know it may have been due to the avastin? and may take me off it, but I don't know why yet, she'll talk to me about it next month, but he also said everything looked great...my blood counts and all, and no positive lymph nodes? I think he meant I don't have any cancer in the lymphs.

    Thank you for posting, I had to come on here and make sure you all know I am just recovering now and learning how to use my new bag, this should be interesting, I'm in pain, but it should be healed in about a month they said :)

    Hope all is well with you all!! XOXOX

    ~Donna

    Good Gracious Girl!
    That's awful! I'm SO glad you went to another hospital and saw a 'real' doctor. You could have died from infection! Whew!

    Glad the tumor is OUT and you're on your way to recovery. I'll be praying for you. God bless that hubby of yours for all his help!

    Diane
  • VickiCO
    VickiCO Member Posts: 917
    Shayenne said:

    I'm back!
    Thanks all for thinking of me, and your prayers, you're all so awesome.

    Well, those pains I posted about last, led me to going to the local ER Room, who just hooked me up to an IV of Diludin (sp?), and sent me home with a prescription for Prescription strength Alleve....well, when I got home, the pain was still there, and I was having shortness of breath. My hubby said we should go to the James, and went ahead and drove the 2 hours to their OSU Medical CTR ER Room, where they at least took an X-ray, and saw that I had ruptured in my colon, and that bowels were leaking into my belly.. I was told I needed emergency surgery, and may need a colostomy, (which I figured I would have had down the road eventually anyway) but if we didn't have the surgery, I would have died..

    The surgery turned out a success, the surgeon told my hubby I was doing remarkable, there was alot of bowels, tumors, and was the worse part of the colon that had all that cancer (sigmoid?) and he said he got it all out, using 11 pints of sea salt in my belly as well, cleaned out my intestines, and I now have bag, and a painful incision which is being healed with a wound vac, it's painful, but it's supposed to heal the wound very fast and it looks really good, with no infections. I spent 9 days in the hospital getting better...I went in Tuesday night, and just got out today, and not a day went by that I wasn't thinking of you all here, and how alot of you have gone through this as well..

    Can I be safe to say that I am officially a semi-colon now??? LOL

    This was very painful and hard, and now am learning about the colostomy bag, I'm still alittle confused changing it, but hubby, bless him, knows more about it then I do, and has emptied it for me today, and even wants to change it, he really has been a godsend.

    Wow..I thought I was going to die that night, but I pulled through, I said my prayers, and the surgeon was very pleased at the outcome, and chemo was put off for a month till my wound heals. My onc sent someone from her team, to let me know it may have been due to the avastin? and may take me off it, but I don't know why yet, she'll talk to me about it next month, but he also said everything looked great...my blood counts and all, and no positive lymph nodes? I think he meant I don't have any cancer in the lymphs.

    Thank you for posting, I had to come on here and make sure you all know I am just recovering now and learning how to use my new bag, this should be interesting, I'm in pain, but it should be healed in about a month they said :)

    Hope all is well with you all!! XOXOX

    ~Donna

    Wow Donna!
    What a journey! I am glad you went to James. You are one strong chick!

    Here's hoping your recovery is swift and uneventful!

    Many hugs. Vicki
  • Kathleen808
    Kathleen808 Member Posts: 2,342
    Shayenne said:

    I'm back!
    Thanks all for thinking of me, and your prayers, you're all so awesome.

    Well, those pains I posted about last, led me to going to the local ER Room, who just hooked me up to an IV of Diludin (sp?), and sent me home with a prescription for Prescription strength Alleve....well, when I got home, the pain was still there, and I was having shortness of breath. My hubby said we should go to the James, and went ahead and drove the 2 hours to their OSU Medical CTR ER Room, where they at least took an X-ray, and saw that I had ruptured in my colon, and that bowels were leaking into my belly.. I was told I needed emergency surgery, and may need a colostomy, (which I figured I would have had down the road eventually anyway) but if we didn't have the surgery, I would have died..

    The surgery turned out a success, the surgeon told my hubby I was doing remarkable, there was alot of bowels, tumors, and was the worse part of the colon that had all that cancer (sigmoid?) and he said he got it all out, using 11 pints of sea salt in my belly as well, cleaned out my intestines, and I now have bag, and a painful incision which is being healed with a wound vac, it's painful, but it's supposed to heal the wound very fast and it looks really good, with no infections. I spent 9 days in the hospital getting better...I went in Tuesday night, and just got out today, and not a day went by that I wasn't thinking of you all here, and how alot of you have gone through this as well..

    Can I be safe to say that I am officially a semi-colon now??? LOL

    This was very painful and hard, and now am learning about the colostomy bag, I'm still alittle confused changing it, but hubby, bless him, knows more about it then I do, and has emptied it for me today, and even wants to change it, he really has been a godsend.

    Wow..I thought I was going to die that night, but I pulled through, I said my prayers, and the surgeon was very pleased at the outcome, and chemo was put off for a month till my wound heals. My onc sent someone from her team, to let me know it may have been due to the avastin? and may take me off it, but I don't know why yet, she'll talk to me about it next month, but he also said everything looked great...my blood counts and all, and no positive lymph nodes? I think he meant I don't have any cancer in the lymphs.

    Thank you for posting, I had to come on here and make sure you all know I am just recovering now and learning how to use my new bag, this should be interesting, I'm in pain, but it should be healed in about a month they said :)

    Hope all is well with you all!! XOXOX

    ~Donna

    sooooo good to have you back
    Dear Donna,
    It is so good to have you back. I didn't know what was going on but I figured it was something and you have been in my prayers. It is so cool how your husband has stepped up and is taking such good care of you... you deserve it.
    I'll keep you in my prayers.
    Aloha,
    Kathleen
  • lisa42
    lisa42 Member Posts: 3,625
    Shayenne said:

    I'm back!
    Thanks all for thinking of me, and your prayers, you're all so awesome.

    Well, those pains I posted about last, led me to going to the local ER Room, who just hooked me up to an IV of Diludin (sp?), and sent me home with a prescription for Prescription strength Alleve....well, when I got home, the pain was still there, and I was having shortness of breath. My hubby said we should go to the James, and went ahead and drove the 2 hours to their OSU Medical CTR ER Room, where they at least took an X-ray, and saw that I had ruptured in my colon, and that bowels were leaking into my belly.. I was told I needed emergency surgery, and may need a colostomy, (which I figured I would have had down the road eventually anyway) but if we didn't have the surgery, I would have died..

    The surgery turned out a success, the surgeon told my hubby I was doing remarkable, there was alot of bowels, tumors, and was the worse part of the colon that had all that cancer (sigmoid?) and he said he got it all out, using 11 pints of sea salt in my belly as well, cleaned out my intestines, and I now have bag, and a painful incision which is being healed with a wound vac, it's painful, but it's supposed to heal the wound very fast and it looks really good, with no infections. I spent 9 days in the hospital getting better...I went in Tuesday night, and just got out today, and not a day went by that I wasn't thinking of you all here, and how alot of you have gone through this as well..

    Can I be safe to say that I am officially a semi-colon now??? LOL

    This was very painful and hard, and now am learning about the colostomy bag, I'm still alittle confused changing it, but hubby, bless him, knows more about it then I do, and has emptied it for me today, and even wants to change it, he really has been a godsend.

    Wow..I thought I was going to die that night, but I pulled through, I said my prayers, and the surgeon was very pleased at the outcome, and chemo was put off for a month till my wound heals. My onc sent someone from her team, to let me know it may have been due to the avastin? and may take me off it, but I don't know why yet, she'll talk to me about it next month, but he also said everything looked great...my blood counts and all, and no positive lymph nodes? I think he meant I don't have any cancer in the lymphs.

    Thank you for posting, I had to come on here and make sure you all know I am just recovering now and learning how to use my new bag, this should be interesting, I'm in pain, but it should be healed in about a month they said :)

    Hope all is well with you all!! XOXOX

    ~Donna

    wow-glad you're home and doing well
    Wow, Donna! I can't believe what you just went through. I have heard of Avastin causing a perforation in the bowel being a rare but possible side effect, but never knew anyone it happened to. I will know what to watch out for, since I have been on Avastin a long time.

    What a wonderful hubby you have- bless him! Amazing and sad that the original guys in the ER sent you home with ALEVE- wow- what incompetence!! So glad for how it turned out for you. No lymph nodes affected- that's good news (means it never got to stage 3 yet).

    Glad to hear back from you- you take care, rest up, and listen to your body- walk around as much as you can, but don't overdo it.

    God bless,
    Lisa