8Jun, 2018

Meet Tommy Gilbreath

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I never expected to hear “you have colon cancer” at 82 years of age.  It was quite shocking and a whirlwind of tests and procedures before two weeks flew by and then my surgery.  My wife and I choose to be upbeat and positive and do everything Dr. Haas and his team asked of me/us.  When I returned home on October 23, 2017 I could not even walk around the block I was so weak from the hospital stay.  But I persevered and walked every few hours, resting/napping in-between walks […]
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18Apr, 2018

Houston Methodist surgeons reconstruct a colon using minimally invasive robot

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In Fall 2013, Carter Tomsu was a Rice University freshman in the middle of his first round of finals when he began experiencing unusual bowel movements. The then-18-year-old had to use the restroom nearly 30 times a day, excreting mostly blood or mucus. He dropped more than 20 pounds in a few weeks. His doctors diagnosed him with ulcerative colitis, or UC, an inflammatory bowel disease that causes the lining of the colon to develop ulcers that produce pus and mucus. This can lead to abdominal discomfort and frequent diarrhea. […]
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30Oct, 2014

Meet Douglas Bennett

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We were faced with an unimaginable diagnosis of the “C” word back in August 2014, something that you never want to hear. We never mentioned the “C” because we wanted only to speak about CURE, HEALING and not mention that word. It is ok to cry together or by yourself and know it is ok to do that. Educate yourself, ask questions as much as you can about YOUR particular “C”.  If something does not sound right then trust that feeling. It is a process and I can assure you […]
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