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by fordodo
Thu May 11, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 91, Folfox Done, Now What?
Replies: 5
Views: 1470

91, Folfox Done, Now What?

I posted before about my 91 year old MIL completing a modified course of Folfox. She is stage IV. In the last two weeks following her treatments ending all of a sudden she is beyond WEAK. It came out of nowhere. So we are wondering if it is the cumulative effect of the chemo or perhaps not:(?
by fordodo
Thu May 04, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Beautiful Update ... Cured
Replies: 41
Views: 7397

Re: Beautiful Update ... Cured

God bless! Health and happiness to you!
by fordodo
Wed May 03, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 90 year old mother in law --FOLFOX
Replies: 27
Views: 4621

Re: 90 year old mother in law --FOLFOX

So here I am once again..she completed 4 or 5 reduced treatments with some setbacks--most recently fluid in her lungs and some windedness and lack of appetite. The ONC said no more. Would it make sense to stay on the 5fu as she was tolerating it well or does the ONC know something he isn't telling u...
by fordodo
Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Going for It
Replies: 27
Views: 5568

Re: Going for It

Such an inspiration! All the best to you.
by fordodo
Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 90 year old MIL and Folfox side effects
Replies: 4
Views: 1107

90 year old MIL and Folfox side effects

My 90 year old mother in law bravely received her first infusion last Monday. Saturday night she went to the ER with blood in her stool. Later that night she vomited once. Doctors are saying the blood may have been from previous constipation and that the vomiting could have been from emotional stres...
by fordodo
Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My husband Andy has joined the Lord Jan 23rd
Replies: 16
Views: 4368

Re: My husband Andy has joined the Lord Jan 23rd

My heart breaks for you. So young. Healing sent to you in prayer.
by fordodo
Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 90 year old mother in law --FOLFOX
Replies: 27
Views: 4621

Re: 90 year old mother in law --FOLFOX

Thank you so much for your positive message. Truth is , I think she is doing it 75 percent for the family and 25 percent for herself. Her voice sounds different this week, she told me she has pain and it all breaks my heart. I wish Tuesday would just hurry up and get here already. :(
by fordodo
Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 90 year old mother in law --FOLFOX
Replies: 27
Views: 4621

Re: 90 year old mother in law --FOLFOX

And yes--she does have a port.
I am on pins and needles as we edge closer to Tuesday(day of first treatment)
All is still being discussed but that is the plan set for now.
by fordodo
Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 90 year old mother in law --FOLFOX
Replies: 27
Views: 4621

Re: 90 year old mother in law --FOLFOX

Hi Well I believe MRI is not an option because she has a pacemaker. When my husband questioned the rest of his family about why they weren't pushing for a PET scan, the brother who is a doctor said," Because, a Pet scan is done to find out if it has spread. We already know that." :( :cry: ...
by fordodo
Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 90 year old mother in law --FOLFOX
Replies: 27
Views: 4621

Re: 90 year old mother in law --FOLFOX

Well, if she were my own mother (god forbid) I would be yelling from the mountain tops. I have passed all the information along to my husband to pass to his family with a near demand for at the very least a PET scan or an explanation why he wouldn't think that would be essential. You're all amazing....
by fordodo
Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 90 year old mother in law --FOLFOX
Replies: 27
Views: 4621

Re: 90 year old mother in law --FOLFOX

Yes that is why we were told. I was also surprised to be so willing to give Folfox if no Leukavorin. I WISH I could talk to the Dr directly but as the daughter in law I am merely relaying to my husband who likely thinks I am nutty for being so PASSIONATE about this. I think this information is quite...
by fordodo
Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 90 year old mother in law --FOLFOX
Replies: 27
Views: 4621

Re: 90 year old mother in law --FOLFOX

weisssoccermom-- I agree with you which is why I am fearful. However, my Mother in Law is an eternal optimist who is stronger than many 30 year olds I know. As a result, she raised four kids who are the same in strength and determination and they have urged her to fight on. If it were my parent, I t...
by fordodo
Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 90 year old mother in law --FOLFOX
Replies: 27
Views: 4621

Re: 90 year old mother in law --FOLFOX

My update: Oncologist visit took place and my husband did not have the chance to ask about MSI. However, my mother in law's report was incorrect in that two lymph nodes grew not just one. The growing was centimeters and not millimeters. Two centimeters I believe. He recommended Folfox 65 vs Folfiri....
by fordodo
Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 90 year old mother in law --FOLFOX
Replies: 27
Views: 4621

Re: 90 year old mother in law --FOLFOX

No I don't know.
I'm assuming it's worth asking? I'm going to go look it up.

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