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by jep
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 2 swollen nodes in abdomen...
Replies: 5
Views: 293

Re: 2 swollen nodes in abdomen...

I don't have experience with that type of incision but I have had internal stitches fester up through my incision. Thought this might help. Good luck to you, hope your appt goes good. It's interesting that you mention this . . . one of the nurse's at our surgeon's office thought there might be a st...
by jep
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 2 swollen nodes in abdomen...
Replies: 5
Views: 293

Re: 2 swollen nodes in abdomen...

Thank you Warrior Spouse . . . yes, we have been thinking about returning to MSK . . . we did an initial consult with an onc there and she told us to get back in touch if we ever hit a crossroad . . . we have an appt this afternoon with my husband's oncologist . . . he wants to do a PET scan and I b...
by jep
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 2 swollen nodes in abdomen...
Replies: 5
Views: 293

2 swollen nodes in abdomen...

Hey everybody, So, despite his stage 4 status, my husband has been doing great...we met with his onc in early September and all bloodwork/numbers were so good the onc didn't think a scan was necessary.....I pushed for one (as it had been nearly 9 months) and he scheduled a CT scan. We got the result...
by jep
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Down to 104 pounds. Help
Replies: 7
Views: 781

Re: Down to 104 pounds. Help

Hello, and I'm sorry that you are having so much trouble gaining weight back...my husband was on TPN post surgery for at least a month...it may have been longer....it was very good for him because it took away some of the pressure to eat more solid food for nutrition....the solid foods were very dif...
by jep
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: SLIGHTLY OFF TOPIC Milkweed Sap for Skin Cancer
Replies: 11
Views: 475

Re: SLIGHTLY OFF TOPIC Milkweed Sap for Skin Cancer

My daughter's pediatrician suggested gently filing her planters wart each time she gets out of the bath (or after swimming)...
by jep
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Better news, Neuropathy & questions
Replies: 31
Views: 1984

Re: Better news, Neuropathy & questions

Hello! My husband finished chemo about 5 months ago...he has noticed some improvement with the neuropathy, but it still bothers him....so much so, that he's heading to his 2nd round of acupuncture tomorrow...he feels that it's already helping....also, the massage excercises that she suggested (along...
by jep
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Pizza
Replies: 21
Views: 1122

Re: Pizza

Yes, pizza was one of my hubby's go to foods when he was on strict low residue diet....I think everyone's different and it's good to reintroduce foods slowly to see how your body reacts...
by jep
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Does anyone have a little drinky drink during chemo?
Replies: 16
Views: 1219

Re: Does anyone have a little drinky drink during chemo?

So my husband LOVES beer, but couldn't drink anything carbonated until his fistula was completely healed. Well, that took more than 9 months, but his liver numbers have actually improved since he started drinking wine (and eventually beer) again. He's very happy about this...
Jep
by jep
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colon cancer screening at 45 - New guidelines
Replies: 15
Views: 898

Re: Colon cancer screening at 45 - New guidelines

Thanks so much for sharing this article! I'm 40 and just had my first colonoscopy last month....I met with a GI doc and told him about my change in bowel habits....I kind of figured it was stress related, but after my husband's diagnosis I just had to get checked....the GI told me that he believes a...
by jep
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Meeting with surgeon Tuesday...what to ask?
Replies: 24
Views: 1160

Re: Meeting with surgeon Tuesday...what to ask?

Hi Daniella.....I can totally relate to your panic mode right now....my husband was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer last May....I'm happy to tell you that he's doing great right now! I'm not sure if this is a possibility for you, but my husband was able to speak to another guy who went through a...
by jep
Fri May 25, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgeon has me feeling horrible
Replies: 24
Views: 1702

Re: Surgeon has me feeling horrible

My husband and I too had a very dark moment with a doc (Onc) who basically made us feel like the end was near....thank god we got a second opinion and my husband is doing good now....that first doc had a negative vibe (I know it sounds crazy), but as soon as she left the room we looked at each other...
by jep
Thu May 24, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage IV...NED....AGAIN
Replies: 10
Views: 988

Re: Stage IV...NED....AGAIN

Yes! So great to hear news like this!
by jep
Thu May 24, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What would you do??
Replies: 1
Views: 333

What would you do??

Hey everyone. So my husband has been doing really well since ending his 6 months of folfox in January. There was initial talk about maintenance chemo (1 to even 2 years), but the oncologist seems to be backing off a bit given my husband's clear scan, clear colonoscopy (one small polyp removed this m...
by jep
Mon May 21, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: A Question for Caregivers
Replies: 20
Views: 975

Re: A Question for Caregivers

Yes, I have experienced similar emotional breakdowns....I actually cried every day on my ride to work and then again on my ride home for at least a few months while my husband was going through chemo....I'm a school teacher so I try not to bring my problems to work, but I also have 2 little girls at...
by jep
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 461
Views: 52015

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Congrats teacher2017! I've been wondering how you've been. Great work finishing up those 12 rounds! Good luck with that follow up scope....my husband goes for his in May as well....summer's almost here!!

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