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by zephyr
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: oxaliplatin
Replies: 9
Views: 389

Re: oxaliplatin

Like others, I don't know the dosages I received but mine was dropped at least once -- maybe twice-- because of peripheral neuropathy.
by zephyr
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Oxaliplatin and Combatting Neuropothy
Replies: 7
Views: 280

Re: Oxaliplatin and Combatting Neuropothy

My oncologist kept offering gabapentin and I kept refusing. I just didn't want another drug in my system; I can't completely explain why. But then my sister was at a party and starting talking with a friend-of-a-friend who was a Stage IV colon cancer survivor and an M.D. She mentioned the neuropathy...
by zephyr
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Single and dealing
Replies: 10
Views: 456

Re: Single and dealing

A while back a dear friend of mine told me something I didn't realize: people are standing on the sidelines wanting to make your life easier, wanting to brighten your day, wanting to help ... let them help. As others here have said, it's as much a gift to them as it is to you. My daughter-in-law tol...
by zephyr
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Fatique etc
Replies: 11
Views: 422

Re: Fatique etc

For nausea, a Sea Band helped me. You can buy them at the drugstore but here's an Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001F731N0/ref=sspa_dk_detail_0?th=1 I got by with wearing one on my right wrist (3 finger lengths below the wrist) but if your nausea is severe, you may need to wear one on each ...
by zephyr
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: The Burzynski Clinic
Replies: 10
Views: 562

Re: The Burzynski Clinic

Zephyr, can I ask about ur VIT C DOSAGE??? MY oncologist won't let me take anything ( herbal/intergrative) while on chemo and I'm only on treatment 18/25 but I plan on doing 6 weeks of IV vit c during the break before surgery to aim to shrink my rectal tumor Evan more Adele - I don't know the IV do...
by zephyr
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: The Burzynski Clinic
Replies: 10
Views: 562

Re: The Burzynski Clinic

I don't know anything about the clinic but I found this Newsweek article that might be worth reading: http://www.newsweek.com/2016/03/04/stanislaw-burzynski-cancer-medical-malfeasance-429057.html As far as immune boosting natural remedies, Vitamin C via IV has been very helpful for me but I'm receiv...
by zephyr
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Fasting During Chemo
Replies: 25
Views: 1373

Re: Fasting During Chemo

Our very own DK37, the late great Dr. Tom Marsilje, had an amazing writeup / self experiment on this very topic. It is incredibly interesting, and those thinking of trying fasting before chemo should read it. Long story short he claims it helped him personally a LOT with the post infusion symptoms....
by zephyr
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Fasting During Chemo
Replies: 25
Views: 1373

Re: Fasting During Chemo

I wasn't very imaginative but it worked for me. I planned it out ahead of time and made sure everything was here so that I didn't need to go into a grocery store. It turned out to be easier than I expected. I started the morning with herbal tea because I found that coffee was a little harsh on my s...
by zephyr
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Fasting During Chemo
Replies: 25
Views: 1373

Re: Fasting During Chemo

Today is Thursday and I was just unhooked from the pump. I started fasting - a modified fast of less than 500 calories per day - on Sunday and I'll continue through today. 5 days total. The instructions were to start the fast 48 hours before chemo (Tuesday) to get the normal cells into hibernation,...
by zephyr
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Fasting During Chemo
Replies: 25
Views: 1373

Re: Fasting During Chemo

I'm starting this weekend and will report back. The literature from my naturopathic physician recommends starting 48 hours before chemo, and says you can have up to 500 calories a day and still get the benefits. Today is Thursday and I was just unhooked from the pump. I started fasting - a modified...
by zephyr
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Chemo Break
Replies: 8
Views: 493

Re: Chemo Break

Quality of life will improve her spirits, and THAT is almost as important as the chemo. My oncologist has encouraged me to take occasional breaks.
by zephyr
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Fasting During Chemo
Replies: 25
Views: 1373

Re: Fasting During Chemo

No offense, but it sounds like a load of crap to me. Cancer cells and your regular cells feed the same way. There is nothing you can do to specifically starve cancer cells only. If anything, it would make getting treatment harder on the patient because they would not have the strength to fight the ...
by zephyr
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Fasting During Chemo
Replies: 25
Views: 1373

Re: Fasting During Chemo

I'm starting this weekend and will report back. The literature from my naturopathic physician recommends starting 48 hours before chemo, and says you can have up to 500 calories a day and still get the benefits.
by zephyr
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Starting gabapentin
Replies: 9
Views: 521

Re: Starting gabapentin

I started on 600 mg at night but that was too much so I broke the pills in half and took myself down to 300 mg. That took the edge off the neuropathy: I wasn't dropping things anymore and I was able to sleep without the on-the-edge-of-painful toe chills waking me. There was still neuropathy but it w...
by zephyr
Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: chemo - no side effects yet
Replies: 9
Views: 440

Re: chemo - no side effects yet

You *may* have no side effects ever! My brother-in-law went about 8 rounds of 5FU and had no side effects except for an occasional queasy stomach.

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