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by JoG
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Oxaliplatin side effects
Replies: 12
Views: 4712

Re: Oxaliplatin side effects

Now you know why people get a "port". It only took me one IV of that crap and I got a port. Why do you want to do this to yourself?? ...??? What are you talking about? I never said I wasn't going to allow the IV to be moved as per the medical advice from the oncologist, I'm just looking t...
by JoG
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Oxaliplatin side effects
Replies: 12
Views: 4712

Re: Oxaliplatin side effects

There's another option that could be considered, namely spreading out the infusion time ovrr a longer period of time


...Yep, I asked for that too...and she won't do it!! She refuses to change anything other than the location of the IV and the nausea drugs which won't help with the nerve pain.
by JoG
Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Oxaliplatin side effects
Replies: 12
Views: 4712

Re: Oxaliplatin side effects

Thanks for your replies. I've spoken to my oncologist who is adamant that what I went through is a normal reaction and won't give me anything else to counteract the severity of the symptoms other than to move the IV line. I'm not happy at all considering I just spent 2 weeks bed-ridden with various ...
by JoG
Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Oxaliplatin side effects
Replies: 12
Views: 4712

Oxaliplatin side effects

I started my first of 8 rounds of Xelox chemo treatments on the 13th and the Oxaliplatin IV was a bit of a nightmare. Within a few minutes of the line being flushed after the IV was finished, my lips went numb, I couldn't swallow and felt like I was choking, my vision went blurry, I got an instant h...
by JoG
Sun May 21, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Help!! Newly diagnosed stage 3a signet ring cell carcinoma
Replies: 7
Views: 2387

Re: Help!! Newly diagnosed stage 3a signet ring cell carcinoma

Thank you all so much for replying to my post. I feel a little less anxious after reading your replies and will definitely take all of your advice on board. Knowing that this is survivable is of great relief to me considering all the doom and gloom Dr Google has to offer. Your stories inspire me to ...
by JoG
Thu May 18, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Help!! Newly diagnosed stage 3a signet ring cell carcinoma
Replies: 7
Views: 2387

Help!! Newly diagnosed stage 3a signet ring cell carcinoma

Hi. I've been recently diagnosed with colon cancer at 40 yrs of age after a health check up. A 3cmx2cm tumor was discovered in my descending colon during a colonoscopy. I have no family history and other than the 1 tumor, no other health issues. I didn't have any symptoms prior to diagnosis and what...

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