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by CRguy
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage II2b - T4 - need help
Replies: 3
Views: 68

Re: Stage II2b - T4 - need help

Here is a recent study which may give you a bit more info on the topic of geriatric use of capecitabine (Xeloda) = "oral" chemo version of a 5FU, which is a pro-drug , the body metabolizes into active chemo http://www.current-oncology.com/index.php/oncology/article/view/3516/2499 Conclusio...
by CRguy
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: SLIGHTLY OFF TOPIC Milkweed Sap for Skin Cancer
Replies: 11
Views: 235

Re: SLIGHTLY OFF TOPIC Milkweed Sap for Skin Cancer

You know GrouseMan I believe nature already has all the right answers ..... WE just need to ask the right questions !!!! ... and researchers like yourself who deal in the world of solid science with an open mind, are the folks who can help ask the right questions. thanks for all your contributions t...
by CRguy
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: SLIGHTLY OFF TOPIC Milkweed Sap for Skin Cancer
Replies: 11
Views: 235

MORE OFF TOPIC reply !!!!!

disclaimer: JMO IME YMMV I should probably stay out of this topic :shock: BUTT I won't :twisted: ...ANYTHING caustic can potentially erode / dissolve / "remove" an epidermal growth so will a scalpel, razor blade, electrocautery, laser, radiothermal ablations, cryotherapy. Removing the phy...
by CRguy
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Naturopath now or no
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: Naturopath now or no

Hoping others will also weigh in here. JMO I would want an integrative medical professional working as part of a team i.e. not either / or these can be hard to find but as long as your team can work together in YOUR best interest, I would say consider it. BTW I moved your post here to give you your ...
by CRguy
Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 2017 : In Memoriam
Replies: 30
Views: 17799

Re: 2017 : In Memoriam

Our dear friend Lydia666 has just informed us of the passing last September, of JJ2212

Janie passed away in Sept 2017

Belated condolences to her family and friends.

In Harmony
CRguy
by CRguy
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Messages from the Colon Club President
Replies: 3
Views: 6945

Re: Messages from the Colon Club President

thanks for posting that OSM here is the official announcement for Trish who is now the President of the Colon Club https://mobile.twitter.com/TheColonClub/status/996712429391433729 Major congratulations and thanks to both of these wonderful friends for all they do. Both Trish and Phuong have been ve...
by CRguy
Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Last Two Days Of Rad...Double Doses..Pain From Another Universe!!
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: Last Two Days Of Rad...Double Doses..Pain From Another Universe!!

Just a generic reply here ... 'cos ....BTDT :shock: Had the whole neoadjuvant chemoradiation ... with BOOSTS !!!!! :twisted: JMO : oxycodone = great pain med BUTT ...... there are also inflammation / irritation / possible infection issues which oxycodone will NOT address (( wish these effin' rad onc...
by CRguy
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Insurance or lack of
Replies: 2
Views: 355

Re: Insurance or lack of

Bumping up here for you Leighann. Being in Canada the insurance issue is not as concerning for me BUTT ...... my USA friends and relatives would have a better perspective and hopefully give you some feedback. FWIW .. a few folks here I recall have had issues with no insurance, BUTT I don't recall if...
by CRguy
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Modifications to prevent/lessen chance of recurrence
Replies: 33
Views: 1130

Re: Modifications to prevent/lessen chance of recurrence

Aspirin and caffeine are both Salicylates. Just a clarification here : Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid or ASA) is a salicylate Caffeine is a methylxanthine and not a salicylate The confusion arises because sometimes they are used together in pain medications, and some foods which contain caffeine wil...
by CRguy
Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My mom is dying
Replies: 18
Views: 1080

Re: My mom is dying

I don't know what to feel. I still feel like some miracle will happen. That she'd bounce back. The doctors say she can crash anytime. It has all happened so fast. I guess I'm still in denial My best friend here, Brownbagger, once said to me I was " preparing for what we are never prepared for ...
by CRguy
Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Skin breakdown during chemo
Replies: 6
Views: 271

Re: Skin breakdown during chemo

A Derm referral could be a good step BUTT ... run it past the Onc first, as THEY are supposed to be on top of their treatments forget the surgeon ... IMO ... once they stitch us up ... they are on to the next slice and dice :shock: and I mean no disrespect, just that what they do is not side effects...
by CRguy
Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Help understanding test results
Replies: 1
Views: 264

Re: Help understanding test results

you should probably wait until the doc gets the official results from the pathologists. What you posted is just part of the histopath description. The full report will also have a clinical "impression" comment appended to it BUTT ..... many Docs won't want to talk until they get the full s...
by CRguy
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: G-Tube placed
Replies: 11
Views: 463

Re: G-Tube placed

pain free IS a blessing my friend

Sending Love, Peace and Harmony
With you both on the Journey
CRguy
by CRguy
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Life hacks anyone?
Replies: 7
Views: 487

Re: Life hacks anyone?

I had my port placed on the right as I am always the driver ( so shoulder belt over the left side ) as a passenger ( rarely ) I would pull the strap down to my upper right arm area so not directly over the port AND may have even put it under my arm once :shock: BUTT ... could always try some high de...
by CRguy
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Vent, anyone else need to?
Replies: 7
Views: 650

Re: Vent, anyone else need to?

......Thoughts? Mine may be a little less politically correct ... BUTT since you asked : This topic is YOURS and your vent ... which we support and encourage, so rant and vent on as required ! Following up on "expectations", I once had the feedback from a clinical psychologist which state...

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