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by waw4
Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: It's come back - :(
Replies: 37
Views: 9939

Re: It's come back - :(

Unless I missed it, you may want to discuss having a port implanted near a collarbone for the infusions as they can be hard on the veins. I had 9 rounds of FolFox via a port in 2010 for Stage 3 and still have neuropathy in my feet and find it harder and more uncomfortable to walk and must always wea...
by waw4
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: For Stage III's: NED for how long now?
Replies: 808
Views: 347444

Re: For Stage III's: NED for how long now?

10 year mark for me too—so John & I are nearly twins! I made it home from my surgery the day before my 60th birthday and am blessed and grateful to have just turned 70! It's been a great bonus decade—both my daughters got married and I've seen the birth of 3 granddaughters, so I couldn't be more...
by waw4
Fri May 15, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Diverticulitis?
Replies: 5
Views: 1583

Re: Diverticulitis?

Hi Garbovatwin, I think Usmccolon was on-the-money and I hope you are all done with this now & with the Hep C as well. The only thing I'd add is as I understand it, diverticulosis becomes diverticulitis when you get a bacterial infection which if it becomes severe enough can rupture the colon wa...
by waw4
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 13 th cancer birthday today
Replies: 10
Views: 1430

Re: 13 th cancer birthday today

Very cool Helen—congrats!
-Bill
by waw4
Sun May 13, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: PET confusion
Replies: 1
Views: 704

Re: PET confusion

The reading of your husband's PET scan does sound like very good news and I understand why you would wonder about your husband is not feeling as good as the report indicates. I imagine the best thing to do is for you and your husband to discuss this with his oncologist at your next visit. I hope it'...
by waw4
Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Late Onset Neuropathy & L'Hermitte's Sign
Replies: 13
Views: 2707

Re: Late Onset Neuropathy & L'Hermitte's Sign

just google "oxaliplatin-induced neuropathy" to find many links to related research articles ...
by waw4
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: ECG Report...Can Anyone Help me Understand It?
Replies: 9
Views: 2357

Re: ECG Report...Can Anyone Help me Understand It?

Cynthia, My daughter who is an RN concurs. Her comments were: "Well, it sounds like she's had some sort of cardiac muscle damage with the ST elevation, and shortness of breath isn't uncommon with valve damage or stenosis. I can't believe someone wouldn't mention the EKG to her. She really shoul...
by waw4
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New here- my husband recently diagnosed with liver and bone mets- age 44
Replies: 5
Views: 1779

Re: New here- my husband recently diagnosed with liver and bone mets- age 44

Sonia, From your description of your husband's metastatic cancer symptoms, his condition appears to be quite serious, as I am sure you already know. As I understand it, the liver, lung, and abdomen are more frequent colon cancer metastatic sites while bone metastases are less common, which I imagine...
by waw4
Sat May 20, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Another new Forum Member.
Replies: 47
Views: 9362

Re: Another new Forum Member.

benben, She said that was the first she had heard of it ... Well, I can only say I wouldn't take her word for it. Personally, I recommend becoming as informed about your own treatment/side effects as you can by doing your own research. Many people just leave it all in the hands of their oncology doc...
by waw4
Thu May 18, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Another new Forum Member.
Replies: 47
Views: 9362

Re: Another new Forum Member.

benben, Good luck with your chemo—it's a weird experience to undergo. Chemo is not customized once a protocol is selected, unless it is modified due to side effects or patient request. I write to tell you neuropathy from oxaliplatin is no joke and can, though not necessarily, be severe. So my sugges...
by waw4
Thu May 18, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: ***News Stories Thread*** ONGOING 2017
Replies: 167
Views: 86254

Snacking on Nuts Improves Bowel Cancer Survival Rate ...

"Regularly snacking on almonds, pecans or walnuts improves bowel cancer survival by 57%, study reveals"

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/artic ... ancer.html
by waw4
Sun May 14, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hair loss solutions?
Replies: 10
Views: 2045

Re: Hair loss solutions?

I switched to silk pillowcases while undergoing chemo and in fact still use them years later.

Less friction = less drag on hair when turning your head while asleep.

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