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by Aqx99
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Nervous: Where is My Period?
Replies: 9
Views: 650

Re: Nervous: Where is My Period?

I was diagnosed at 39 and started going through menopause during treatment. I was flung completely into menopause when my surgeon removed my ovaries during my LAR. Definitely check it out with your doctor, you never know what else is going on in your body. The pathology on my ovaries came back as ov...
by Aqx99
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Low Platelets
Replies: 18
Views: 812

Re: Low Platelets

I know how you feel. My final cycle of chemo had to be delayed twice because my platelets were too low. The first week they were at 78, the second they dipped to 69, then when I went back the third week they were just at 100.
by Aqx99
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Just diagnosed with rectal cancer and terrified
Replies: 16
Views: 1084

Re: Just diagnosed with rectal cancer and terrified

Welcome to the club that nobody wants to join! I was 39 when I was diagnosed last year in February. You are in the right place for information and support. Feel free to ask anything you want. I'm an open book when it comes to my cancer journey.
by Aqx99
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reversal
Replies: 52
Views: 2270

Re: Reversal

Good luck! There is so much for your body to learn after reversal, so take it slow. My pelvic physical therapist helped me with dietary advice, because I was struggling. Reintroduce new foods slowly, one at a time. Your body will adjust. I keep a journal of food intake and bowel movements, so I know...
by Aqx99
Mon May 28, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Not sure if this is a stupid question, but ...
Replies: 6
Views: 421

Re: Not sure if this is a stupid question, but ...

The most important thing is that your mom likes her medical team and trusts them. There is a standard of care that all cancer cases start with, no matter what hospital the patient goes to. It is only if the case is discovered to be different than the norm that doctors look to other regimens. We have...
by Aqx99
Mon May 28, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stoma Reversal or Not
Replies: 23
Views: 748

Re: Stoma Reversal or Not

I will look into them. Thanks. I actually tried finding these on Amazon when I was going through radiation and could only find stuff for incontinence. It turned out that I didn't need something that heavy for the radiation but I wanted something just-in-case. I order a box of 48 through Walmart's w...
by Aqx99
Sun May 27, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Please! Read me...
Replies: 23
Views: 1792

Re: Please! Read me...

The doctor has labeled my DH stage 4 colon cancer with liver mets as palliative?! He is starting Folfox do I have hope? Palliative doesn't sound very proactive just an easy slow transition down? Please anyone help! Palliative simply means that they want to treat him as a whole. They want to treat t...
by Aqx99
Sun May 27, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stoma Reversal or Not
Replies: 23
Views: 748

Re: Stoma Reversal or Not

It all depends on how much rectum she has left and damage done during radiation. Every person is unique. I was back at work a month after my reversal surgery. I started seeing a pelvic physical therapist before my surgery and continued with her for several sessions afterwards. The tools she gave me...
by Aqx99
Fri May 25, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stoma Reversal or Not
Replies: 23
Views: 748

Re: Stoma Reversal or Not

It all depends on how much rectum she has left and damage done during radiation. Every person is unique. I was back at work a month after my reversal surgery. I started seeing a pelvic physical therapist before my surgery and continued with her for several sessions afterwards. The tools she gave me ...
by Aqx99
Fri May 25, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Homeopathic Remedies for Fragmented Stools
Replies: 15
Views: 592

Re: Homeopathic Remedies for Fragmented Stools

Apparently, I am too new to send private messages here. But thank you very much. Thank you for the video. I've watched a few massage videos since yesterday this one was different. So I'll try it once I'm lying down. I don't know if I can send you email address via youtube, doesn't look like it. Tha...
by Aqx99
Thu May 24, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Question about chemo side effects
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: Question about chemo side effects

My side effects got worse each cycle. I had to have the doses of both reduced more than once
by Aqx99
Wed May 23, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rebuilding neutrophils and platelets
Replies: 7
Views: 344

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: 15
Views: 592

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: 15
Views: 592

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: 729

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...

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