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by TXLiz
Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Products must have list for Chemo
Replies: 9
Views: 210

Re: Products must have list for Chemo

I liked pretzels during infusion days. Also lemon hard candies.
by TXLiz
Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Any survivor of 4th stage Metastasis Colorectal Cancer in Lungs of_My husband of age 28 years
Replies: 6
Views: 346

Re: Any survivor of 4th stage Metastasis Colorectal Cancer in Lungs of_My husband of age 28 years

What about immunotherapy? It's a new treatment option that has shown success in fighting tumors. It's very complicated and I second the suggestion of getting an appointment at a major cancer center. I am so sorry that your young husband has been diagnosed after your marriage. Don't give up yet. Good...
by TXLiz
Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Pooping in my pants
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: Pooping in my pants

I wore depends after my resection when I went out in public.

I know it's not optimal to wear them for many people, but I was glad to have the help.
by TXLiz
Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Post-surgery colonoscopy and cimetidine
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: Post-surgery colonoscopy and cimetidine

I have read that sometimes the surgeon will do a colonoscopy on the patient before surgery. If so, I think it is recommended to have another colonoscopy at the one year mark. If not, a colonoscopy is recommended at the 6 month mark. http://www.gastro.org/guidelines/colonoscopy-after-cancer-resection...
by TXLiz
Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Why should I feel worse after this treatment
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: Why should I feel worse after this treatment

From my chemo experience, it seemed to me it felt like it was a cumulative effect. Each round got harder. The first 2 or 3 were vaguely irritating. Then, the side effects began to linger and become more pronounced. Instead of a "good" week in between the treatment, it would be a few "...
by TXLiz
Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Right hemicolectomy fears
Replies: 25
Views: 2546

Re: Right hemicolectomy fears

Right hemi here. They opened me up so I have a large scar.

I don't have any new day to day issues besides loose stool or diarrhea if I eat greasy food.

Good luck!
by TXLiz
Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 38 yr old wants colonoscopy, doctor declined
Replies: 14
Views: 594

Re: 38 yr old wants colonoscopy, doctor declined

Get a second opinion and don't take no for an answer. Your mom having rectal cancer? You need to be proactive, which you are. Find a doc who will help you take care of your medical needs. I had "IBS," until I had stage 3 CC. Thanks docs. Not trying to scare you. You should have a doc that ...
by TXLiz
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Please help- signet ring cell & two primary cancers! Rare & scared
Replies: 17
Views: 922

Re: Please help- signet ring cell & two primary cancers! Rare & scared

I cannot imagine how painful it must be to be pregnant, with another little one by your side, and experiencing the terror and heartbreak of cancer in your husband. I didn't have medical advice, but try to take care of yourself and eat and get rest. I am sure it feels impossible right now to do those...
by TXLiz
Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Small update . . . .
Replies: 7
Views: 542

Re: Small update . . . .

Glad things are going well! My two experiences at MDA have been really good. They are on it. It's big and crowded but worth it. In April, they were relocating their pharmacy and it seems always crowded and is a pretty long wait. It's packed! The lab is as well. It's an ocean of people, so be ready t...
by TXLiz
Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Things Not to Say and the Responses I want to Make (Rant)
Replies: 64
Views: 1680

Re: Things Not to Say and the Responses I want to Make (Rant)

One of my chemo nurses related to me that her husband told her that if he ever got cancer, he'd never do chemo. He would go "all natural" and beat it that way. I have had a touching experience with a pharmacist whose brother died of cancer, unbeknownst to me. It was just a few days before ...
by TXLiz
Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 1 folow up CT scan
Replies: 8
Views: 422

Re: Stage 1 folow up CT scan

Stage 1 is in a grey zone. Here are the NCCN guild lines. Page 37. It depends if your stage 1 is a polyp cancer and if it has risky features. Most stage 1 don't have regular CT scans. https://www.nccn.org/patients/guidelines/colon/files/assets/common/downloads/files/colon.pdf Thank you for posting ...
by TXLiz
Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 1 folow up CT scan
Replies: 8
Views: 422

Re: Stage 1 folow up CT scan

I poked around google and couldn't find a stage specific follow up plan. I am sure it's out there, somewhere. https://www.fascrs.org/patients/disease-condition/colon-and-rectal-cancer-follow-care-expanded-version This seems like a good article about follow up. I wonder if they do not want to expose ...
by TXLiz
Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Our friend Awreed has departed
Replies: 9
Views: 872

Re: Our friend Awreed has departed

Very sad.

My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.

Ih8cancer.
by TXLiz
Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery is over
Replies: 33
Views: 951

Re: Surgery is over

Get that rest! So glad to hear surgery went well.

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