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by Atoq
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery Tomorrow - 27th New Zealand Time
Replies: 52
Views: 13684

Re: Surgery Tomorrow - 27th New Zealand Time

I am happy to hear you are better! And wonderful news about the outcome.

Claudia
by Atoq
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Update from Rikimaroo
Replies: 40
Views: 3632

Re: Update from Rikimaroo

I am glad to hear that surgery went fine and you are already at home! Wish you a quick recovery.

Claudia
by Atoq
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Update
Replies: 6
Views: 588

Re: Update

I am sorry about the reoccurrence, sad that chemo did not help. I hope your husband gets the best possible care and quality of life.

A big hug

Claudia
by Atoq
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Are your chemo IVs in a Glucose solution?
Replies: 9
Views: 667

Re: Are your chemo IVs in a Glucose solution?

Gluconeogenesis is the metabolic process by which the liver converts gluconeogenic amino acids (from protein) and glycerol (from stored fat) into sugar as a way to fuel the cells that need it. Unfortunately, this glucose can also fuel cancer cells and may diminish some of the beneficial effects that...
by Atoq
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Are your chemo IVs in a Glucose solution?
Replies: 9
Views: 667

Re: Are your chemo IVs in a Glucose solution?

Ok, I got it, the cells use fat to make ketones :)

All the best

Claudia
by Atoq
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Are your chemo IVs in a Glucose solution?
Replies: 9
Views: 667

Re: Are your chemo IVs in a Glucose solution?

I don’t have experience with IV chemo, but I was wondering what do you mean exactly about feeding cells with fat instead than glucose? Don’t at the end all cells use respiration as mean to produce ATP with the formula O2 + glucose = CO2 + ATP? I guess fat is transformed into glucose at the end? Clau...
by Atoq
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Update from Rikimaroo
Replies: 40
Views: 3632

Re: Update from Rikimaroo

Good luck! Nice to get it done.

Best

Claudia
by Atoq
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Need Support - Told today I'm on Palliative Care
Replies: 11
Views: 1497

Re: Need Support - Told today I'm on Palliative Care

I hope the new regime will shrink the cancer and hold things under control. Enyoing any minute with our kids and loved ones is for me the key to happiness, «palliative care» sounds scary, but so does «cancer» and «stage 4». We need to stay positive and keep on moving...

A big hug

Claudia
by Atoq
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Robino1 has left us today at 6:40pm.
Replies: 25
Views: 2803

Re: Robino1 has left us today at 6:40pm.

That was really sad news! She was always so supportive.

Condolences to her family.

Claudia
by Atoq
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 476
Views: 100984

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Update- Onc said no chemo needed! She says my Cea is 1.5 and the committee said no chemo at this time. Next scan in December. Surgeon had clear margins and my blood work is good. I’m terrified. Not sure to be happy or waiting for the show to drop. I will now do anything and everything to keep this ...
by Atoq
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: can stage 1 colon cancer post colectomy spread to the lungs?
Replies: 3
Views: 567

Re: can stage 1 colon cancer post colectomy spread to the lungs?

It is very difficult to answer, but after 5 years from resection of primary tumor it is unlikely to find new metastases. If so they have grown very slowly and they are not so aggressive.

Claudia
by Atoq
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New stomach primary
Replies: 9
Views: 909

Re: New stomach primary

It really sucks! But there is a plan and that’s a positive thing. A big hug and lots of positive vibes.

Claudia
by Atoq
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Cancer Again: Not Colon?
Replies: 29
Views: 9035

Re: Cancer Again: Not Colon?

They have a different histology. So when they do a biopsy, can recognize where the cells come from by looking at them with a microscope.

Claudia
by Atoq
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Update from Rikimaroo
Replies: 40
Views: 3632

Re: Update from Rikimaroo

Good luck for tomorrow! I had a colostomy and the ileostomy on the same site, so it is possible.

Hope it is not cancer.

Claudia
by Atoq
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1316
Views: 235073

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

Here it is very common to bike to work and in winter we put tires with spikes. It is so nice to bike past the traffic jam and if I get soaked I can even shower at work. I started with plank after 5 weeks from reversal surgery and did a few crunches just to test, but did not feel pain. Now I am back ...

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