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by tater
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Update on my situation and advice (Maintenance Chemo)
Replies: 21
Views: 2660

Re: Update on my situation and advice (Maintenance Chemo)

This is a thread that I have really needed. My DW is looking at Maintenance chemo. She is preferring the Xeloda two weeks on one week off option. The Onc would like her to have a 5Fu drip every other week. She was Ned until a year ago when her CEA started to go up. IT came back on her ureter. They c...
by tater
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Maintenance Chemo Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1353

Re: Maintenance Chemo Questions

Thank you for the responses. It helps.
by tater
Tue May 26, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: very rough day post Folfiri + Avastin
Replies: 10
Views: 1253

Re: very rough day post Folfiri + Avastin

Thank you Tater! I was thinking that too . . . maybe his body was just reacting to drugs he hasn't had before, or maybe his body had been through so much at this point that it was just too much (?) Well, the good news is he woke up this morning feeling a bit better . . . he wasn't even really talki...
by tater
Fri May 22, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: very rough day post Folfiri + Avastin
Replies: 10
Views: 1253

Re: very rough day post Folfiri + Avastin

My wife's first round of FOLFIRI and Avistan in December was brutal. She was ready to give up and she didn't eat for close to a week. I got worried as you can understand but she slowly recovered in time to do it all over. She is no 10 of 12 rounds done and they have been a lot better. I don;t know i...
by tater
Thu May 21, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Maintenance Chemo Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1353

Re: Maintenance Chemo Questions

Thanks for that link I will go check it out. Who here is taking the Xeolda on a daily basis and how are the side effects?
by tater
Tue May 19, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Maintenance Chemo Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1353

Maintenance Chemo Questions

Hey I am on this forum for my wife. I have been here for a couple of years, though I haven't checked in like I used to. The last time I posted a thread was to talk about strickening that came up on the ureter on my wife's right side. To bring you up to speed last Halloween my wife had a surgery wher...
by tater
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: End of Feb scan was clean- stage 4 survivor
Replies: 3
Views: 1618

Re: End of Feb scan was clean- stage 4 survivor

such great news. My wife is fighting to get back to NED thanks for the hope.
by tater
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Folfiri and Nausea
Replies: 15
Views: 2369

Re: Folfiri and Nausea

thanks everyone for your responses it has helped. She gets unplugged today. The second session has gone a lot better. They pushed it into her slower and she went in better prepared. Don;t get me wrong she still feels it but it is normal chemo sick for her. SHe's thinking that the hair might be start...
by tater
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Folfiri and Nausea
Replies: 15
Views: 2369

Re: Folfiri and Nausea

Hi Tater, when I was on FOLFIRI I had a time with nausea. Please check with your oncologist first but Nauzene and Emetrol helped me more than any prescription meds did. They are both over the counter. You can buy them on Amazon or Walmart. My Walmart was out of stock regularly though. Hope you are ...
by tater
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Folfiri and Nausea
Replies: 15
Views: 2369

Folfiri and Nausea

Hey I need some help with my wife. My wife did FOLFOX about two years ago and had zero issues. She did her first round of FOLFIRI yesterday and it is kicking her butt. She is so nauseated and feeling sick, I have never seen her like this. Its weird because the Onc. said that the side effects should ...
by tater
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 8 year cancerversary
Replies: 20
Views: 2729

Re: 8 year cancerversary

Such great news and thanks for giving us hope.
by tater
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reoccurance Questions/Help
Replies: 7
Views: 1709

Re: Reoccurance Questions/Help

Hey Tater, I am sorry to read of what you guys are going through. It definitely sounds like a unique situation, one I have not read about often on this blog. The only suggestion I have is to seek an opinion from a major cancer center. Not sure where you guys are located and how close they are to yo...
by tater
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reoccurance Questions/Help
Replies: 7
Views: 1709

Reoccurance Questions/Help

So my wife had been NED for awhile. Early this spring we started to notice some narrowing around her right ureter. The CT scan said that it was scarring. During the summer her CEA kept rising but still within normal. In October we received the results of the PET scan and it showed uptake at this are...
by tater
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My hair is falling out.
Replies: 30
Views: 4852

Re: My hair is falling out.

So my wife starts FOLFIRI on Monday. She saw some thinning with FOLFOX but she was also severely anemic at that time. I guess reading this post it is true that hair loss is a bigger side effect with FOLFIRI than the other?
by tater
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 7 1/2 years post Stage IV liver resection
Replies: 10
Views: 1181

Re: 7 1/2 years post Stage IV liver resection

awesome news. Good luck and thanks for sharing hope.

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