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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: 42
Views: 2104

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: 1924

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: 794

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: 1924

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: 1282
Views: 116248

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
by retiredteacher
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: OT Grilling chicken
Replies: 37
Views: 3123

Re: OT Grilling chicken

Y'all are awesome! Here at Chez Mercer, we take the cowards' way out. Sous vide till done then a flaming sear over charcoal with a little apricot wood. No guts all glory ... :-D
by retiredteacher
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Are we doing everything we can?
Replies: 29
Views: 1415

Re: Are we doing everything we can?

Was this rectal or colon?
Terri
by retiredteacher
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: lung nodules
Replies: 6
Views: 610

Re: lung nodules

My oncologist never mentioned CEA. The surgeon did - it was notable only because it was so low - and it's not a guaranteed marker for everyone. Consider getting copies of ALL your diagnostic and blood reports and keeping them in a binder. Lots of people here have noted lung nodules - they can be a r...
by retiredteacher
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mop up chemo experiences
Replies: 192
Views: 23198

Re: Mop up chemo experiences

Congrats! Last one! Report from the front: wine will be TASTY again in five weeks!
Terri
by retiredteacher
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Start tomorrow. So scared.
Replies: 43
Views: 2596

Re: Start tomorrow. So scared.

Not a lot to add except that my experience has been very similar to yours. Be sure to drink your liquids at home, even if you set a 15 minute timer on your phone and take a few small sips each time. Stay on your Zofran or other anti-nausea - take it on a schedule even if you think you don't need it....
by retiredteacher
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Life Earthquake: Wednesday Feb 21 Rectal Cancer T3C N2 M0
Replies: 55
Views: 6605

Re: Life Earthquake: Wednesday Feb 21 Rectal Cancer T3C N2 M0

My oncologist suggested I try without a port. First infusion was very painful - for days - so I requested and received the port. Installation was very easy with local and a light general. Mine was tender and maybe a little painful the first week or so, but made the subsequent infusions super easy an...
by retiredteacher
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mop up chemo experiences
Replies: 192
Views: 23198

Re: Mop up chemo experiences

Abdominal pains, acid etc. is tailing down. Up and down. Feet are an issue - think may take a couple months to square away - quite painful off and on. Frustrating to be so weak, not have energy. Got in the pool for the first time this year and then just baked in the sun on the hot concrete. Felt gre...
by retiredteacher
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mop up chemo experiences
Replies: 192
Views: 23198

Re: Mop up chemo experiences

Hang in there - it gets better from this point forward!
t.

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