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by retiredteacher
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mop up chemo experiences
Replies: 211
Views: 60774

Re: Mop up chemo experiences

Good luck on your reversal - best wishes ---
Terri from Linden
by retiredteacher
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New - Daughter to Father with Stage 3B Colon Cancer
Replies: 4
Views: 481

Re: New - Daughter to Father with Stage 3B Colon Cancer

Hi Salma, I finished the Xelox last year. While not the most fun thing in the world, it is definitely doable. You can research this site for people's experiences - there are many similarities. Sensitivity to cold, first bite syndrome from the oxiliplatin (sp?) It is important that he stay well hydra...
by retiredteacher
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer
Replies: 7
Views: 925

Re: Rectal cancer

Hi there! Welcoming you aboard. From my experience, this is the best place to be - for good informative discussions and support. ThInk about constructing a signature soon - it will be easier for folks to help you and offer their experiences, advice, or even links and articles. Even if you have the b...
by retiredteacher
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Radiation Xeloda Side Effects Question
Replies: 5
Views: 786

Re: Radiation Xeloda Side Effects Question

Just catching up - have not been here in awhile. I am so sorry about your mom.
by retiredteacher
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newbie here
Replies: 9
Views: 812

Re: Newbie here

Hi Mike - welcome to the club - many experienced and helpful folks here. You may need questions answered, resources, or advice as your journey progresses. Many, many folks continue to work through treatment - it all depends on the individual and type of work. Just the distraction of work provides a ...
by retiredteacher
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Question about necessity of CEA labwork
Replies: 31
Views: 3301

Re: Question about necessity of CEA labwork

NCCN guidelines still have it listed. You can pull a copy and show it to your surgeon.
Terri
by retiredteacher
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Happy news
Replies: 9
Views: 1326

Re: Happy news

Fantastic news! Congratulations!
by retiredteacher
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stay local or travel for Surgeon?
Replies: 19
Views: 2173

Re: Stay local or travel for Surgeon?

Dr. Cindy Kin at Stanford. Facility is excellent as well - very positive environment ... efficient and highly competent ...
Terri
by retiredteacher
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Internal Iliac Node involvement??
Replies: 18
Views: 2272

Re: Internal Iliac Node involvement??

That is probably a good question for the oncologist. Sounds to me like they just want to switch to the most aggressive approach.
by retiredteacher
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Internal Iliac Node involvement??
Replies: 18
Views: 2272

Re: Internal Iliac Node involvement??

Me again, I know that feeling of needing to do something, anything. Does your mom normally oversee the holiday dinners? If so, you could step up and pinch hit for her? Under her supervision? Maybe others have ideas.
by retiredteacher
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Internal Iliac Node involvement??
Replies: 18
Views: 2272

Re: Internal Iliac Node involvement??

I know that this order of treatment has been looked at with more frequency recently - even being considered for Stage III if I am not mistaken. I can't answer your specific anatomical question, but it does sound to me like you have a very good team working on this for your mom. Others on this board ...
by retiredteacher
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: High alkaline phosphatase?
Replies: 5
Views: 778

Re: High alkaline phosphatase?

Yes - mine bumped up to the 180's. I believe it is not uncommon.
by retiredteacher
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: what happens after chemo?
Replies: 27
Views: 9377

Re: what happens after chemo?

Congrats Susan! I have been off awhile and just now catching up! My doc sent me away until the end of September so will press for a scan etc. at that time. Just got back from Alaskan cruise with no issues - even managed to hike around on the Juneau ice field with nary a bathroom for miles. Foot neur...
by retiredteacher
Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery Tomorrow - 27th New Zealand Time
Replies: 55
Views: 16546

Re: Surgery Tomorrow - 27th New Zealand Time

Best wishes - beaming positive energy from sunny California!
Terri
by retiredteacher
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Totally O/T
Replies: 23
Views: 6173

Re: Totally O/T

Yes, what everyone has said so eloquently. Cannot thank you enough!

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