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by Aqx99
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Age 30 (M) Recently Diagnosed, Family History
Replies: 32
Views: 2507

Re: Age 30 (M) Recently Diagnosed, Family History

Thanks for the note on First Bite - first time I've heard of that one. There are a few on here who have had it. I don't think it's a common side effect. The first time was shocking, after that I was ready for it. It is weird though, you have that pain when you take your first bite of something, the...
by Aqx99
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: ileostomy
Replies: 7
Views: 82

Re: ileostomy

I typically get 4 days out of my pouches. Have you worked with an ostomy nurse? There a ton of different products and methods of setting it up because every person is different. If you explain a little bit more about your issues, we might be able to brainstorm a solution for you. Sometimes changing ...
by Aqx99
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 2/3 Rectal Cancer Scan Question/Results
Replies: 8
Views: 138

Re: Stage 2/3 Rectal Cancer Scan Question/Results

I was scanned at diagnosis, scanned again after chemoradiation and will be scanned again when chemo is over, before my reversal surgery. I don't think it is unreasonable to ask for another scan. I have 2 nodules in my lungs that we are watching, which so far have been unchanged.
by Aqx99
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Near-complete pathological response !
Replies: 20
Views: 478

Re: Near-complete pathological response !

I keep tape on my vent all the time. It is part of my prep procedure for changing pouches. My ostomy nurse started me on that because sometimes your output can get on the vent and leak through to your clothes. Good to know. Do you put the tape on it when you shower? We learn new things each day. I ...
by Aqx99
Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T Need to vent
Replies: 25
Views: 764

Re: O/T Need to vent

susie0915 wrote:So he is now off your policy? So glad you won't have to worry about this. He is probably paying a lot for that insurance with his history.


Yes, he is off my policy. The agent made sure of that. I'm sure his premium is out the roof, but frankly I don't care.
by Aqx99
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Testing on Tuesday
Replies: 6
Views: 218

Re: Testing on Tuesday

I understand your nervousness. I'm due to have my first post-chemo scan shortly. We've been watching a couple of lung nodules that so far have been unchanged.
by Aqx99
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Just found out I have cancer
Replies: 14
Views: 480

Re: Just found out I have cancer

First of all, BREATHE. There is a lot of information to process all at once. My gastroenterologist referred me to a colorectal surgeon after finding my rectal cancer. My surgeon was the one who set me up with my medical oncologist and radiation oncologist. There is a standard treatment that they sta...
by Aqx99
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T Need to vent
Replies: 25
Views: 764

Re: O/T Need to vent

OK, now I'm borderline homicidal. He called me yesterday to ask about GAP coverage. I explained to him that you get it at the dealership when you finance the car. He asked me if we had it through our car insurance. Then it dawned on me, he added his new van to my policy instead of getting his own! I...
by Aqx99
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T Need to vent
Replies: 25
Views: 764

Re: O/T Need to vent

Apparently, even though the policy was mine originally, because I added a man he became the primary driver on the policy. I do no believe that this can happen automatically. Was he made a primary driver because of his better/longer driving history? Who is a policyholder? I believe that a policyhold...
by Aqx99
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How many diagnosed have family with history?
Replies: 7
Views: 212

Re: How many diagnosed have family with history?

I am the first in my family. We have prostate cancer on my dad's side and breast cancer on my mom's side. That is why my diagnosis came as such a shock to us all. I have spent my entire adult life basically waiting for the day I found out I had breast cancer. My body decided to play a cruel trick on...
by Aqx99
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Near-complete pathological response !
Replies: 20
Views: 478

Re: Near-complete pathological response !

it’s great news for her and you. Both of you have gone through a lot thus year. Thank you very much. Thank goodness for these support groups, I would be so lost without this group. I don't have time to go in person and I think the online groups are more convenient. I am am online girl! How did your...
by Aqx99
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Near-complete pathological response !
Replies: 20
Views: 478

Re: Near-complete pathological response !

it’s great news for her and you. Both of you have gone through a lot thus year. Thank you very much. Thank goodness for these support groups, I would be so lost without this group. I don't have time to go in person and I think the online groups are more convenient. I am am online girl! How did your...
by Aqx99
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New here. Just found out I have stage 3
Replies: 16
Views: 570

Re: New here. Just found out I have stage 3

Hi , I was wondering What chemo did you choose . And how bad is the side affects . My oncologist recommends xelox I think that’s what it’s called . Sigh I’m still confuse about all this still trying to learn all these names . Finding out I have cancer was the worst and now chemo also scares me . My...
by Aqx99
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T Need to vent
Replies: 25
Views: 764

Re: O/T Need to vent

. . . because I added a man he became the primary driver on the policy. . . Sorry butt that is so sexist. Do you think he will honor what you ask? I sure hope so. Butt it's good to know one way or the other, he will off your policy. I wonder if his parents really want him driving there car or putti...
by Aqx99
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T Need to vent
Replies: 25
Views: 764

Re: O/T Need to vent

The insurance company will demand he return the rental now that the van has been totaled. They did the same thing the last time. I spoke with my insurance company this morning and was relieved to find out that they follow the driver when it comes to the points when determining premiums. That means ...

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