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by teacher2017
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 384
Views: 19174

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Happy new yr everyone! Hoping you are all ok. Just checking in. Had chemo 5 and the fatigue has been hard. Onc wants me to ge the neulasta shot today. Depression continues. I don’t hear enough stories of stage 3c survivors and I get so worried. Reading everything about diet- trying the green tea, bl...
by teacher2017
Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What a difference a year makes! UPDATE
Replies: 25
Views: 1291

Re: What a difference a year makes! UPDATE

Becky- All these posts give me hope! I try to not read anything negative because it doesn’t help me in any way. I’m approaching chemo 5- cold sensitivity and that great metal taste lingers but I’m pushing through. Hoping it all works! I have dreams of smashing my removed port with a mallet. They say...
by teacher2017
Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What a difference a year makes! UPDATE
Replies: 25
Views: 1291

Re: What a difference a year makes! UPDATE

So happy for you! I am hoping for any good news this new year! I don't think I can take another horrible year like the last. Chemo #4 done and it is not easy. I found your post uplifting and so hopeful that we all can find NED one day. Enjoy every day, Becky! You are blessed!

Lydia
by teacher2017
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 384
Views: 19174

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Question regarding anemia. I was told that I had low iron counts this time but not enough to postpone chemo. The next one may be pushed back due to Christmas. I am wondering if it is normal? Perhaps still from the surgery? I had a bloody stool episode after this chemo and maybe I lost a lot of blood...
by teacher2017
Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 384
Views: 19174

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

hang in there! my oncologist took me off the oxaliplatin. cancelled all of my remaining treatments. with 3 cycles in, he said it was enough given the toxicity and that it was not worth risking long term side effects. he then said it was really a plus for me and not necessary....so why give it to me...
by teacher2017
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 384
Views: 19174

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

HI all- this chemo 2 round was ok but I'm still feeling fatigued days later. Some sore stomach as well. My concern is constipation. Is it normal? I also noticed a blood episode and it had me freaked. My next chemo is Friday. Mentally draining but I'm determined to live. I'm actually considering writ...
by teacher2017
Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 384
Views: 19174

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Chemo #2 done! Disconnect is beautiful. I had to have benedryl after the oxi- numb lips and bit of tongue. Otherwise, some first bite, chemo headache and some cold sensitivity. I'm sure I'll be asleep all day tomorrow. I feel so sad during chemo and at disconnect so free. It such a roller coaster ri...
by teacher2017
Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: For Stage III's: NED for how long now?
Replies: 695
Views: 147901

Re: For Stage III's: NED for how long now?

Hi--I had stage IIIC signet ring colon cancer with fourteen positive lymph notes. I was diagnosed in May 2008 and had my last treatment just before Thanksgiving that year, so 9 or 9.5 years, depending on how you want to count. I still remember how lousy I felt physically that Thanksgiving. Ugh. I f...
by teacher2017
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 384
Views: 19174

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Anyone have to take something to calm down before chemo treatments? I was fine last time. But today all I do is cry. Thanksgiving was hard. Trying not to think it's my last thanksgiving memory. Just wondering if this yo-yo feeling stops.
by teacher2017
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 384
Views: 19174

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Made the absolute mistake of reading some reports on the cancer centers app. Though my ctscan of my chest was clear, it still notes some nodules but at .2 and .3 levels. Should I be worried??? I am alittle freaked out. But these days it happens easily and frequently.
by teacher2017
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 384
Views: 19174

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

I can't wait to be done with treatments. But I already fear the scans and colonoscopy that have to happen. They never saw my whole colon due to the mass in my sigmoid. Every now and then I feel a pain on my right side. I see the ports advantage but hate it all the same. I have decided to remove mys...
by teacher2017
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New here. Just found out I have stage 3
Replies: 20
Views: 1256

Re: New here. Just found out I have stage 3

Hey Hopegirl- I'm right here with you. Totally blindsided at 48 with stage 3c. 12/17 Lns and scared out of my mind. Terrible dreams and morbid thoughts. PTSD definitely. I am finished with chemo 1. It was a hard road to get here. I have learned a lot about myself. I am stronger than I seem and I'm ...
by teacher2017
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 384
Views: 19174

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

I can't wait to be done with treatments. But I already fear the scans and colonoscopy that have to happen. They never saw my whole colon due to the mass in my sigmoid. Every now and then I feel a pain on my right side. I see the ports advantage but hate it all the same. I have decided to remove myse...
by teacher2017
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New here. Just found out I have stage 3
Replies: 20
Views: 1256

Re: New here. Just found out I have stage 3

Hey Hopegirl- I'm right here with you. Totally blindsided at 48 with stage 3c. 12/17 Lns and scared out of my mind. Terrible dreams and morbid thoughts. PTSD definitely. I am finished with chemo 1. It was a hard road to get here. I have learned a lot about myself. I am stronger than I seem and I'm f...
by teacher2017
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 384
Views: 19174

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

I have had one cycle so far and found it emotionally draining as well. I was fatigued and nauseous and napped a lot. Mentally I felt like I was never going to get out of the fog I was in. But I did! Now I am gearing up for my next Oxi infusion tomorrow and am determined to not let it take over my l...

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