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by Beckster
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Guess who was told she's NED??
Replies: 29
Views: 965

Re: Guess who was told she's NED??

Yay!! This is awesome news!
by Beckster
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Adjuvant chemo or not / Decision time for adjuvant chemo
Replies: 31
Views: 1505

Re: Adjuvant chemo or not / Decision time for adjuvant chemo

That was my point....I think it is the OXI that is the problem....not the Xeloda. I'm surprised that the onc didn't suggest just doing the Xeloda or 5FU. I agree with you! My onc did start me on Xelox, because of my age and 2 high risk features, but I could not take the oxi. In Xelox vs Folfox, the...
by Beckster
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Adjuvant chemo or not / Decision time for adjuvant chemo
Replies: 31
Views: 1505

Re: Adjuvant chemo or not / Decision time for adjuvant chemo

I was on Xeloda because of LVI for 6 months. Like you, I would have kicked myself for not doing everything possible to make sure it never came back. It was quite doable. I was retired but still was able to work part time. I started with 3000mg per day (1500 in the morning and 1500 at night) for 2 we...
by Beckster
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hand Foot Syndrome
Replies: 32
Views: 1397

Re: Hand Foot Syndrome

Bumping, sorry. Please see the pics in my previous reply?? I'd really like some feedback To me, it looks like darkening of your skin from Xeloda...here is a picture of the bottom of my foot after the 3rd cycle https://ibb.co/vsWjS70 Beckster, is that just discoloration? Because it looks like a pain...
by Beckster
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hand Foot Syndrome
Replies: 32
Views: 1397

Re: Hand Foot Syndrome

TinaFish wrote:Bumping, sorry. Please see the pics in my previous reply?? I'd really like some feedback


To me, it looks like darkening of your skin from Xeloda...here is a picture of the bottom of my foot after the 3rd cycle

https://ibb.co/vsWjS70
by Beckster
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Adjuvant chemo or not / Decision time for adjuvant chemo
Replies: 31
Views: 1505

Re: Adjuvant chemo or not

In early July I was DX with Appendicitis and received emergency appendectomy. Pathology revealed T3 intermediate to high grade grade cancer, perennial invasion, and lymphatic invasion. CT scans were negative and R hemicolectomy was negative. My stage now is 2A. My oncologist uses colon cancer as th...
by Beckster
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hand Foot Syndrome
Replies: 32
Views: 1397

Re: Hand Foot Syndrome

Xeloda has been discussed on this forum...hopefully this will help answer some of your questions... I was on it for 6 months and developed H/F after the 3rd cycle. Dark hands and feet, sore and peeling skin. Xeloda dries out the skin and the saliva in your mouth. You need to buy a cream with Urea. &...
by Beckster
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 579
Views: 144364

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

WONDERFUL NEWS!!!!! :D :D :D
by Beckster
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 579
Views: 144364

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Positive vibes coming you way for today!
by Beckster
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Post cancer fatigue
Replies: 9
Views: 497

Re: Post cancer fatigue

I was on Xeloda for 6 months and I have been done for over 2 years. I used to be able to go, go,go....now I go and stop! I find that I have more energy in the morning, but by the afternoon, it is done. It is very frustrating to say the least. My mind says one thing, but my body says another.
by Beckster
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New Here and Going Under the Knife 9/4
Replies: 28
Views: 1885

Re: New Here and Going Under the Knife 9/4

Hi all, this is very sudden for me. I know very little since this is all happening so fast. In July, I was scheduled to get my hernia surgery and a week prior I went in for preadmit testing and my blood work can back 6.4 hemoglobin. Well, they put that surgery on hold and sent me to the hematologis...
by Beckster
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 1 Year Scan
Replies: 7
Views: 604

Re: 1 Year Scan

Sending positive vibes for a clean scan....I hate scanxiety!
by Beckster
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Staging and treatment options.
Replies: 32
Views: 2256

Re: Staging and treatment options.

I was on Xeloda for 6 months and it was doable. It did not interfere with my lifestyle. I worked, went out and had my martinis on the week off. I was a little more tired, but people did not even know I was on chemo...plus I did not need a port!
by Beckster
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newbie trying to get up to speed...
Replies: 19
Views: 2119

Re: Newbie trying to get up to speed...

Surgery was deemed a success. "We got everything we planned" was the 1st comment from the surgeon. Stayed in hospital for 2.5 days. Some soreness but no major pain. Did not need painkiller. When the occasional coughing (from tube irritation?) caused soreness on incision sites, used cough ...
by Beckster
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Staging and treatment options.
Replies: 32
Views: 2256

Re: Staging and treatment options.

Hello all, its been a while since I posted. I had an extended right hemicolectomy on 7/19 to remove a 5cm mass from my TC. It was originally supposed to be done by robot, but they had to convert because of its locations. They took 2/3 of my colon. The surgery lasted approx 2 hours and everything we...

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