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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: 568

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: 580

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: 2708

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: 1150

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: 1788

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: 1954

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: 1954

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: 1954

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: 633

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: 8921

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: 54
Views: 14934

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: 5753

Re: Totally O/T

Yes, what everyone has said so eloquently. Cannot thank you enough!
by retiredteacher
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Nausea/Vomiting BEFORE Chemo?
Replies: 7
Views: 998

Re: Nausea/Vomiting BEFORE Chemo?

Yes, the smell of Capecetibine did the same for me. Even thinking about it or talking about it induced dry heaves. Glad you posted the question - did not know it was so common ...
by retiredteacher
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Totally O/T
Replies: 23
Views: 5753

Re: Totally O/T

Thank-you for this
by retiredteacher
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1380
Views: 256635

Re: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017

Good luck Mike - sure things will go well - so great to see you finally at this stage!
Terri

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