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by Aqx99
Wed May 23, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rebuilding neutrophils and platelets
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Re: Rebuilding neutrophils and platelets

I had the same issue while I was in chemo. My oncologist told me that the only way to keep your blood counts up is to drink plenty of fluids and keep your weight up. I also doubled the amount of B12 I was taking, because I figured it couldn't hurt.
by Aqx99
Wed May 23, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Homeopathic Remedies for Fragmented Stools
Replies: 12
Views: 257

Re: Homeopathic Remedies for Fragmented Stools

What has helped me is pelvic physical therapy. My pelvic physical therapist taught me a massage technique that helps gather the stool for one large movement at a time of my choosing, as well as various exercises to help me gain control of my bowels. I highly recommend pelvic physical therapy for an...
by Aqx99
Wed May 23, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Homeopathic Remedies for Fragmented Stools
Replies: 12
Views: 257

Re: Homeopathic Remedies for Fragmented Stools

What has helped me is pelvic physical therapy. My pelvic physical therapist taught me a massage technique that helps gather the stool for one large movement at a time of my choosing, as well as various exercises to help me gain control of my bowels. I highly recommend pelvic physical therapy for an...
by Aqx99
Mon May 21, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: A Question for Caregivers
Replies: 20
Views: 470

Re: A Question for Caregivers

I highly suggest that you find a local support group to help both you and your husband. My cancer center has a GI cancer support group that meets once a month. We often break out into separate groups so that the caregivers and survivors can speak freely amongst themselves. I have also been seeing th...
by Aqx99
Mon May 21, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: And so it begins ...
Replies: 3
Views: 459

Re: And so it begins ...

Make sure she is not touching cold stuff right after her infusion. I felt the cold sensitivity in the infusion center after my first infusion. I washed my hands after using the bathroom and the water was too cold, it felt like electricity going through my fingers. I carried gloves with me at all tim...
by Aqx99
Mon May 21, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Homeopathic Remedies for Fragmented Stools
Replies: 12
Views: 257

Re: Homeopathic Remedies for Fragmented Stools

What has helped me is pelvic physical therapy. My pelvic physical therapist taught me a massage technique that helps gather the stool for one large movement at a time of my choosing, as well as various exercises to help me gain control of my bowels. I highly recommend pelvic physical therapy for any...
by Aqx99
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T My Mom - Cancer Again
Replies: 8
Views: 918

O/T My Mom - Cancer Again

My mom was having some discomfort in her armpit and left breast reconstruction. Then a couple of weeks ago, a red bruise-like spot formed and started getting larger. She went in for a breast MRI last week and got the results this week. She has a malignant mass in her left breast reconstruction. They...
by Aqx99
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New here My son has colon cancer
Replies: 18
Views: 1664

Re: New here My son has colon cancer

I highly recommend finding an oncology counselor for him to talk to. I firmly believe that we all should be referred when we get diagnosed. Also, if there is a support group available, that will help as well. I attend a GI cancer support group every month at my cancer center. I started going right a...
by Aqx99
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Is it an ovarian cyst or a potential ovarian met?
Replies: 13
Views: 1369

Re: Is it an ovarian cyst or a potential ovarian met?

Hello all, Just reporting back to everybody who has shared your experience with me. Thanks to your advice, I did locate a very experienced OBGYN to check on my scans and did a thorough virginal ultrasound on me. Not only did the cyst become smaller, he is also quite confident it's a simple cyst wit...
by Aqx99
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Help dealing with Health Anxiety/Panic
Replies: 7
Views: 668

Re: Help dealing with Health Anxiety/Panic

I have been seeing the oncology counselor at my cancer center for a while. She referred me to a psychiatric nurse practitioner when we felt medication was needed.
by Aqx99
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 896
Views: 76453

Re: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017

Before going to bed apply a good amount of moisturising lotion to your hands, then put on gloves and wear to bed for the night. This helps to heal the splits in the skin. Learned this at work long before my diagnosis. I use vinyl gloves, cheaper and easily available at drugstore or hardware store. ...
by Aqx99
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 896
Views: 76453

Re: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017

I bought Nitrile gloves in 5 mil and 8 mil a while ago to deal with cracked skin problems with dry, winter weather and I find that they help when I have cold sensitivity in my fingers. The advantage of Nitrile gloves are that you can use touch devices with them. The thicker gloves are stronger but ...
by Aqx99
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 896
Views: 76453

Re: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017

I received a big box in the shipping room along with notification. I was expecting the Xeloda pills and Illeostomy supplies. I assumed that they were Illeostomy supplies from the size of the box as the pills usually come in an envelope. I just checked the tracking information and BriovaRX said that...
by Aqx99
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Enlarged Thymus?
Replies: 3
Views: 528

Re: Enlarged Thymus?

I had the PET scan as scheduled. I will be seeing my oncologist on Wednesday the 11th for my 3 month visit and to get the results.
by Aqx99
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Is it an ovarian cyst or a potential ovarian met?
Replies: 13
Views: 1369

Re: Is it an ovarian cyst or a potential ovarian met?

My surgeon removed my ovaries and fallopian tubes during my LAR because they "didn't look right. Didn't look right.... did it show in your PET scan? or CEA? or any sign? No, he was literally looking at my ovaries while doing my surgery. He called out to the waiting room and talked to my mom ab...

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