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by JudiB
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Modifications to prevent/lessen chance of recurrence
Replies: 33
Views: 7984

Re: Modifications to prevent/lessen chance of recurrence

I too have made many of the changes that others have reported but the only advice from my oncologist was to eat walnuts! He said that, whilst all tree nuts are good, evidence suggests that walnuts are the best! I looked into utt and the evidence convinced me so, as I love walnuts. ... it's win/win!!...
by JudiB
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 5FU pump
Replies: 9
Views: 1494

Re: 5FU pump

I used to unwind most of the tubing attached to the pump and hang it, in the carry bag, on the bedpost! Once I started doing this, I did manage to sleep. I used to wash my hair over the bath and just have a good wash down on days I had the pump. Like you, I found working with it in the shower was to...
by JudiB
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Feeling very anxious port removal this afternoon
Replies: 4
Views: 1094

Re: Feeling very anxious port removal this afternoon

Thanks folks! Port out now and I have it in a jar as a trophy! The surgeon gave me the max amount of anaesthetic so still no pain 2 hours after procedure! Worst bit was the injections but I didn't feel a thing after that! Bit of a smell of burning flesh when cauterised but nothing more! I feel a bit...
by JudiB
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Feeling very anxious port removal this afternoon
Replies: 4
Views: 1094

Feeling very anxious port removal this afternoon

Hello everyone, it's been a while since I visited but I so value your input when I am worried about something. Today I will have my port out and mostly, I feel thrilled to be saying goodbye to it. My worry is that I saw a different surgeon, (mine was sick), the only one at the hospital who doesn't r...
by JudiB
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Nails issues after chemo
Replies: 6
Views: 1463

Nails issues after chemo

Hello everyone! Sorry I'm not around on the forum much since finishing chemo...it reminds me of where I was not long ago whereas I can sort of forget if I don't keep popping in! I know this will seem very minor to those of you still in the middle of treatment but I wonder whether others have experie...
by JudiB
Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: The First day of the rest of my life...
Replies: 12
Views: 2240

Re: The First day of the rest of my life...

Well done! It's been a long haul but you made it to the end and I do remember just how tough it was for you. I truly hope that now you can begin to put all that stuff behind you and enjoy life to the full with your family. Now almost 3 months out, chemo feels a long way back! Takes a little while to...
by JudiB
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Update on neuropathy...2 months on!
Replies: 5
Views: 1247

Re: Update on neuropathy...2 months on!

I quite forgot to say that my oncologist prescribed homeopathic dose of phosphorus for my neuropathy. Can't find anything about the benefits of phosphorus for chemo induced neuropathy but ... phosphorus or not, the neuropathy is improving!
Xxxx
by JudiB
Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Update on neuropathy...2 months on!
Replies: 5
Views: 1247

Update on neuropathy...2 months on!

Thought it would help others if I updated on how I am now, 2 months after my last chemo! The neuropathy in my feet is beginning to go and I get tingling and can now feel when I land on someone else's feet whilst dancing!! My balance is better and I stumble very little now. My skin colour has returne...
by JudiB
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hot flushes
Replies: 1
Views: 1013

Hot flushes

Has anyone else experienced hot flushes and night sweats during and post chemo? I had my last session of 5fu and leucovorin at the beginning of August and overall I feel quite well with little fatigue. Just neuropathy in my feet and more hot sweats where perspiration runs down my face and neck. It's...
by JudiB
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hellooo Neuropathyiiiiiiiiiii
Replies: 54
Views: 16842

Re: Hellooo Neuropathyiiiiiiiiiii

Hello Ana, I too was glad to see your post and that you are through the bad stuff! I hope, like me, you notice a huge difference now the oxi has stopped... I really felt that I got my life back! Ok, not all effects have gone but it was tolerable!
I hope all goes well for you now.
Love and hugs xxxx
by JudiB
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Guess a new side effect has shown up
Replies: 16
Views: 3291

Re: Guess a new side effect has shown up

Hello Volfan I too had muscle twitching but just a couple of times and during the night.it was earlier than the 9th, I think after the third chemo. My leg twitched quite strongly and I also shivered violently at the same time. It was scary, but passed after about an hour. I think it may be a nerve t...
by JudiB
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: In The Sun
Replies: 4
Views: 1350

Re: In The Sun

Hi NHNike, I just put on lots of factor 50 sunscreen and try not to sit out in the sun too long but we have a little farm and the animals still need attention! We too love to walk and spend time outdoors and at the start if chemo, I wore hats, jackets etc but it soon got too hot so good sunscreen it...
by JudiB
Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I've made it!
Replies: 11
Views: 2240

Re: I've made it!

The nurse has just been to release me from the pump for the final time.... hooray! It feels soooo good to see the end of this stuff! Just one more lot of prednisolone tomorrow and I will take the Omiprazole for a bit longer till I'm sure the acid reflux has gone...then no drugs and my poor over work...
by JudiB
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I've made it!
Replies: 11
Views: 2240

I've made it!

At last I'm sitting in the chemo chair having my final infusion... can't quite believe it! At the start I was really down, felt aweful and found it difficult to accept the "poison" being pumped into me. After a month, with the help of You Tube and guided meditation, I became more positive ...
by JudiB
Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Bowel Re-section recovery 6 weeks out
Replies: 2
Views: 980

Re: Bowel Re-section recovery 6 weeks out

Hello, I had my resection on 10th January this year and slowly my abdomen is returning to its previous shape! For a couple of months it was very puffy with distension around the largest incision ..bikini line like yours with the other laparoscopic incisions less problematic. As I am having chemo, I'...

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