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by zephyr
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 3C Recently Diagnosed - need support
Replies: 17
Views: 1955

Re: 3C Recently Diagnosed - need support

2. I been falsely lumping myself in with other Stage 3 patients and pretending that my cure rate is more in the 70's but it's really only 53%, isn't it? How do I deal with that? What others have said about stats is true but here's something I learned that really helped me wrap my head around the st...
by zephyr
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Chronic Pain Management issue regarding nausea
Replies: 3
Views: 622

Re: Chronic Pain Management issue regarding nausea

I'm sorry to hear about your pain and nausea issues. I hope you find some relief. I imagine you might be limited in what meds you can take for nausea because of possible interactions with the Hysingla. The pressure wrist bands also worked for me. I put them on before I started every infusion and did...
by zephyr
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Lung mets 2mm
Replies: 7
Views: 942

Re: Lung mets 2mm

I didn't have liver issues but I did have lung spots that were believed to be mets but too small to biopsy. Most, but not all, were larger than yours. My nodules were also considered inoperable because of number (more than 3-4), size (some too small) and/or location (centrally located). I did two ye...
by zephyr
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: A year ago
Replies: 6
Views: 806

Re: A year ago

Thank you for the update and for including all of us in your prayers.
by zephyr
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Ladies what did you do with your hair during chemo?
Replies: 10
Views: 1092

Re: Ladies what did you do with your hair during chemo?

I was one of the fortunate ones who had a lot of hair to start so the loss wasn't as noticeable. Even so, as it became more noticeable to me, I went a little shorter because it was starting to look pretty stringy and lifeless (is that redundant?). At one point, I went off chemo for a few months and ...
by zephyr
Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New and scared...
Replies: 8
Views: 669

Re: New and scared...

Look at it this way: Your chances of bowel perforation during a colonoscopy: about 1 in 1,750 Your chances of dying in a car accident: about 1 in 77 There's some sort of risk or trade off for everything you do. Everything. As risks go, this one's easy. If I could go back in time and be given the cho...
by zephyr
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Tropical travel after FOLFOX?
Replies: 8
Views: 603

Re: Tropical travel after FOLFOX?

My niece got married in Costa Rica last year and my oncologist strongly advised me not to go because of the zika virus and my compromised immune system.
by zephyr
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: No chemoradiation before surgery
Replies: 12
Views: 742

Re: No chemoradiation before surgery

No one ever mentioned chemo or radiation to me as a first step, only surgery.
by zephyr
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Laser Assisted Pulmonary Metastasectomy (8 to 100 mets)
Replies: 43
Views: 17063

Re: Laser Assisted Pulmonary Metastasectomy (8 to 100 mets)

Hi Zephyr, I would really like to have a side bar with you regarding the specifics of what documents need to be sent, the process, etc. I have done some basic research into it, but it would be nice to hear from someone who has gone through it. Perhaps we can figure out a way to get in contact. Hi W...
by zephyr
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New here from Philippines
Replies: 5
Views: 446

Re: New here from Philippines

Several years ago, I went though hypnosis for a medical reason. Before the session, I had a get-to-know you talk with the psychologist. It turned out that she did volunteer work with HIV patients, helping them with anxiety and pain control. One thing she mentioned that I never forgot: she reminded t...
by zephyr
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Foods to avoid during chemotherapy
Replies: 16
Views: 1461

Re: Foods to avoid during chemotherapy

IMO protein shakes & powders are all over the board when it comes to taste and grittiness. Before you buy a large bottle or case, first try to find single shakes or sample powders to taste. The exception is when you buy it at Costco. Other retailers may also do this but Costco will let you retur...
by zephyr
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How To Deal With DH Family
Replies: 10
Views: 1147

Re: How To Deal With DH Family

Please excuse me for a moment while I sort of hijack this thread to say: good job, bitchslapped!
by zephyr
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Foods to avoid during chemotherapy
Replies: 16
Views: 1461

Re: Foods to avoid during chemotherapy

I agree with cbsmith and hiker. My diet was already pretty healthy before being diagnosed but I went overboard at times afterwards (it was a control thing with me). Getting through this is hard, really hard, mentally and physically. It’s one thing to make general changes like limiting red meat, eati...

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