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by MKC70
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Post Chemo and Radiation 4 months
Replies: 0
Views: 1338

Post Chemo and Radiation 4 months

I am 4 months of being done with chemo. I am feeling great, but notice I am a lot more sore since going through all this. I thought a lot of it had to do with my muscle loss and not doing ANYTHING to now being active. However I am wondering if any of you have/had this. My fingers are somewhat sore o...
by MKC70
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Using a vaginal dilator after radiation
Replies: 8
Views: 683

Using a vaginal dilator after radiation

I finished radiation in Feb.. In March I was given two sizes of vaginal dilators to use. I have to be honest and say I used them 2x a week. But then when I started back with chemo, it was somewhat tricky for me to be on a schedule with the dilator use. Long story short. After chemo and my ileosotmy ...
by MKC70
Thu May 31, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Start tomorrow. So scared.
Replies: 43
Views: 6819

Re: Start tomorrow. So scared.

How are you doing? Just checking in..... :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
by MKC70
Tue May 22, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Start tomorrow. So scared.
Replies: 43
Views: 6819

Re: Start tomorrow. So scared.

You made it through the first one, good job! I remember having that issue with teh pain in my jawline. It lasted just a second each time, but annoying YES! Sounds like you are moving ahead. Take care and keep in touch. I tried private messaging you with my email address, but for some reason it is st...
by MKC70
Sun May 20, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Start tomorrow. So scared.
Replies: 43
Views: 6819

Re: Start tomorrow. So scared.

Hi there! I am a 47yr. old female and just finished my journey with basically the same schedule as you are entering into. I know it is scary, I was nervous as well. I think it is important to stay as positive as you can. I truly believe that will get you through. I had 5 rounds of Folfox every other...
by MKC70
Wed May 16, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Recovery time from and experience with ileostomy reversal?
Replies: 51
Views: 51869

Re: Recovery time from and experience with ileostomy reversal?

I just had my reversal 6 days ago. I am very fortunate so far with recovery. I had surgery Thursday, went home Friday afternoon. Of course I have a small open wound and with that it has been as expected really as far as pain. I am a little swollen above my incision and it occasionally gives me pain ...
by MKC70
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Gastrogaffin Enema procedure
Replies: 1
Views: 409

Gastrogaffin Enema procedure

Hello! Yesterday I went in for a Gastrogaffin enema procedure. It went just fine with no issues, phew! My question though. I used the restroom right after of course to release the gastrogaffin. How long does this feeling of needing to release last. It is the next morning and I am still having discha...
by MKC70
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New here My son has colon cancer
Replies: 27
Views: 5562

Re: New here My son has colon cancer

Hi there! I am 47 and was diagnosed last Mar. I went in for a colonoscoy due to finding blood in my stool. I basically have done the same treatment as your son, and just finished Wed. The only difference is I also had radiation. Having a support system is crucial. My husband was and still is a rock ...
by MKC70
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Fatigue/Nausea after finishing up with radiation and Xeloda
Replies: 8
Views: 813

Re: Fatigue/Nausea after finishing up with radiation and Xeloda

Thank you so much for the reply. What you said makes a lot of sense, and I needed that. :) Have a good night.
by MKC70
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Fatigue/Nausea after finishing up with radiation and Xeloda
Replies: 8
Views: 813

Re: Fatigue/Nausea after finishing up with radiation and Xeloda

Oh boy... I hope so. I occasionally have bouts with nausea, but nothing crazy. Im just a trying to understand all this. Takes EVERYTHING I have to do anything, even the basics. I am wondering if my WBC is extremely low and maybe need a shot of Neulasta. I would have these when I did my actual chemo ...
by MKC70
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Fatique etc
Replies: 11
Views: 1254

Re: Fatique etc

Both, but mainly no appetite. I am trying hard though. :)
by MKC70
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Fatigue/Nausea after finishing up with radiation and Xeloda
Replies: 8
Views: 813

Fatigue/Nausea after finishing up with radiation and Xeloda

Finished radiation and oral chemo pill Tuesday. I had to go in earlier on Monday for IV fluids due to a heart rate of 140. Knew it was because my body was in overdrive with a lot of fatigue and dehydration. Now it is Thursday and I feel blah once again with no energy whatsoever. I could barely get r...
by MKC70
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Fatique etc
Replies: 11
Views: 1254

Re: Fatique etc

Thank you for your time and suggestions :) Take Care
by MKC70
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Fatique etc
Replies: 11
Views: 1254

Fatique etc

I am almost done with my 5 weeks of Xeloda pill and radiation. I have two more sessions. I feel like i have done well so far, but right now I just cant seem to eat and when I do I feel nauseous. I know eating is crucial. I have lost about 20 + pounds since Aug. I have done better today, but anytime ...

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