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by Green Tea
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Take me away to that special place - Picture Thread
Replies: 58
Views: 1062

Re: Take me away to that special place - Picture Thread

If Karen is watching this thread, here is a tiny Maltese doggie just for her:

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by Green Tea
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Currently in the ER...woo.
Replies: 56
Views: 1993

Re: Currently in the ER...woo.

Would you be able to check with your doctor to see if they would consider an upper endoscopy? As noted below, an endoscopy is the gold standard for identifying and treating ulcers in the upper GI tract. If the bleeding is severe, then endoscopy is the most common surgical procedure used to stop the ...
by Green Tea
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Low platelets before chemo
Replies: 9
Views: 257

Re: Low platelets before chemo

Jen43 wrote:Has anyone done FOLFOX with platelets already low mine are 80-100

Low platelet count
https://www.chemotherapy.com/side_effects/thrombocytopenia/
by Green Tea
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Currently in the ER...woo.
Replies: 56
Views: 1993

Re: Currently in the ER...woo.

You might ask about duodenal ulcer. There is a remote possibility that you have a bleeding ulcer triggered by a bad H. pylori infection. The only reason I mention this is because this is exactly what happened to me: a dual diagnosis of CRC and bleeding duodenal ulcer. https://www.ulcer-cure.com/inde...
by Green Tea
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colonoscopy Scheduled but nervous and looking for advice/talking off the ledge
Replies: 4
Views: 252

Re: Colonoscopy Scheduled but nervous and looking for advice/talking off the ledge

While you are waiting around for your August appointment, there are a couple of learning tasks that could occupy your time ... ⋅  Learning about food intolerances that might possibly be relevant for IBS Gluten-free diets https://coloncancersupport.colonclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4599...
by Green Tea
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Need some help with CT results (What is ill defined soft tissue attenuation?)
Replies: 9
Views: 617

Re: Need some help with CT results (What is ill defined soft tissue attenuation?)

tater - I have a question. Did the doctor who ordered your wife's CT scan specify on the CT-scan requisition that the patient has a ureteric stent? I read somewhere that patients with stents should always inform the radiologist that they have a stent. This is so that the radiologist can take this in...
by Green Tea
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: FOLFOX
Replies: 7
Views: 373

Re: FOLFOX

FOLFOX side effects management -- including links to 2 FOLFOX diaries containing people's experiences
http://coloncancersupport.colonclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=44542&p=321388#p321388
by Green Tea
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Need some help with CT results (What is ill defined soft tissue attenuation?)
Replies: 9
Views: 617

Re: Need some help with CT results: What is "soft tissue attenuation"?

BUMP Bumping this up. Hopefully, someone with pelvic CT-scan experience will chime in with a few comments or observations on the topic of "attenuation". The radiologist here seems to be concerned about "attenuation", but what exactly is "attenuation"? ... The section fr...
by Green Tea
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Need some help with CT results (What is ill defined soft tissue attenuation?)
Replies: 9
Views: 617

Need some help with CT results: What is "soft tissue attenuation"?

... The section from the CT that I need help with is the statement below. At location of the urethra's narrowing there is some ill- defined soft tissue attenuation along right pelvic sidewall measuring 1.2-1.0 cm in axial dimensions. An enlarged lymph node could give this appearance. Ureteral stric...
by Green Tea
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Need some help with CT results (What is ill defined soft tissue attenuation?)
Replies: 9
Views: 617

Re: Need some help with CT results

... Three months ago my wife’s CEA rose from 1.3 to 1.8... Fast forward to today CEA is up to 2.5. Onc says don’t worry kidney issues can elevate it... You asked about help on CT interpretation, but this reply is about interpreting rises in CEA instead, since you mentioned a sequence of 1.3 to 1.8 ...
by Green Tea
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: APR surgery DONE!
Replies: 4
Views: 282

Re: APR surgery DONE!

... Do you have any tips or advices? I know it's gonna be a long one and I feel bad for him because he is a very active guy (borderline hyper lol) and not being able to move much and do physical stuff is gonna drive him nuts!! Since your husband just had abdominal surgery, I would suggest that he p...
by Green Tea
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Could this be colon cancer?
Replies: 7
Views: 455

Re: Could this be colon cancer?

One thing you could do is get tested for the presence of Helicobacter pylori bacterium. I think they have a simple breathalyzer test for this, and it could rule out a number of bowel-related disorders.

https://simplyhealth.today/10-most-common-h-pylori-symptoms/
by Green Tea
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Temporary Ileostomy and Bowel Movements
Replies: 5
Views: 332

Re: Temporary Ileostomy and Bowel Movements

The other night I had a small bowel movement. A tiny bit of fecal matter was passed and when I wiped, the paper turned yellow. My wife thinks I should call my surgeon to ensure that it is not a complication, but I looked online and found that since my colon is still intact, it is possible to have a...
by Green Tea
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mop up chemo - Port vs non-port for Oxi?
Replies: 18
Views: 829

Re: Mop up chemo - Port vs non-port for Oxi?

I would choose a port, if given the choice. There are different kinds of ports. Some can be used also for other purposes, like blood draws for blood tests, or for antibiotic administration, or for infusions for Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) whenever necessary. Ask what kinds of ports they have av...
by Green Tea
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Chemo for stage 4 patient who failed afolfox and afolfiri
Replies: 1
Views: 200

Re: Chemo for stage 4 patient who failed Folfox and Folfiri

... We had a private medical consultation and doctor suggested her continue using Irinotecan ( I hope I have correctly spelling this), with a new drug called Zaltrap , and oral med TS-1 ... What are the side effects that we should be looking for? ⋅  FOLFIRI (Irinotecan) side effects: http...

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