It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Cancer: Colon Message Board

Should I bring family to visit after mothers colon resection

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-11-2011, 07:16 PM   #1
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Australia
Posts: 1
Norinoz HB User
Should I bring family to visit after mothers colon resection

Hi, I'm in doubt as to what to do at the moment and thought those out there who have been through this may help. My mom is just finishing her second course of chemo and radiation and will be going in two weeks to plan for her operation to remove the now smaller tumor from her colon. I live in AUstralia and she lives in Canada and was thinking of coming to stay with my mother and bringing my husband and two toddlers with me. We'd stay for 3 months. Her house is big enough in that we could stay downstairs so she'd still have some privacy upstairs and I'd be close enough so that I could help her with recovery and looking after things within the house. My husband would be on hand to help with the children. My concern is would the children being in the same house effect her health (like spreading germs)or effect the childrens' health. I know seeing the boys would certainly cheer her up but I don't want to harm her recovery in any way. Is there questions I should pose to the dr?? ANy help or suggestions would be appreciated. I also plan on talking with my mom as well.

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 09-22-2011, 02:54 PM   #2
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Ireland
Posts: 14
thedale HB User
Re: Should I bring family to visit after mothers colon resection

You sound like a wonderful daughter. I am only 47 and recently had a right hemicoloscopy (think that's right!!) and am now in the middle of chemo. I was on holiday with my mother and my 4 children at the time (ages 12 to 7) and I know without my mother and family's help I would have found it very difficult to manage.
Your mother will not be able to lift anything heavier than a kettle for 6 weeks. No hoovering, dusting, ironing so basically no housework. So I am sure she will appreciate the help.
As for the children a few basic hygiene precautions will go a long way. Frequent hand washing, those antiseptic hand wipes and gels are a must. Your mother cannot hide in a bubble whilst she recovers and I'm sure the presence of her nearest and dearest will lift her spirits which makes a huge difference when you are recovering from a major illness.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Colon Resection - Post Surgery Experience CGsiggy Cancer: Colon 5 08-01-2010 09:28 AM
New colon cancer patient marchhare Cancer: Colon 7 04-27-2010 04:01 AM
I am looking for a good colon resection surgeon in central Florida DOMENIC Cancer: Colon 3 10-13-2009 07:55 AM
who do colon resection imranshabbir Cancer: Colon 6 04-12-2008 12:05 AM
Was anyone misdiagnosed with colon cancer (actually did NOT have cancer)? LAWGRL Cancer: Colon 6 08-15-2007 03:42 AM
No blood but could it be colon cancer? peipaws Cancer: Colon 24 08-22-2006 11:42 AM
Husband with stage iv colon cancer hiswife1 Family & Friends of Cancer Patients 7 03-03-2006 06:47 AM
colon cancer spread to liver gfabney Cancer: Colon 4 10-26-2004 02:14 AM
Colon Resection susan59 Cancer: Colon 9 08-02-2004 05:46 AM
Colon Resection/Diverticulitis susan59 Cancer: Colon 7 05-30-2004 07:08 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:08 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!