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by martd
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Great News - Things Looking Good
Replies: 9
Views: 212

Re: Great News - Things Looking Good

A cup of coffee, a beautiful morning, reading good news. Awesome way to start the day. Congratulations!!
by martd
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New here...feeling hopeless and sad about my father
Replies: 10
Views: 755

Re: New here...feeling hopeless and sad about my father

Chemo treatments are very rough to go through. I'm The type of person with a very high tolerance for everything emotional and physical and I'll admit it was miserable for me to go through chemo. The couple days following chemo were the worst then it would get better. Just keep doing what you're doin...
by martd
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New here...feeling hopeless and sad about my father
Replies: 10
Views: 755

Re: New here...feeling hopeless and sad about my father

Forgot to mention mix the protein shake with milk, more calories and taste better. It reminds me of drinking nesquick strawberry milk when I was a kid.
by martd
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New here...feeling hopeless and sad about my father
Replies: 10
Views: 755

Re: New here...feeling hopeless and sad about my father

What worked best for me was wet type foods, foods with sauce. Pasta is a good one. Another really good one for me was mash potatoes and gravy. And soup. I had the first bite thing too fortunately that was only with the first bite so I would be prepared for it , I would take a bite then just wait it ...
by martd
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 9 years out, Stage 4 NEDville
Replies: 8
Views: 713

Re: 9 years out, Stage 4 NEDville

Congratulations!! Thanks for posting
by martd
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Good news!
Replies: 9
Views: 653

Re: Good news!

Right on! Very good news indeed!!
by martd
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!
Replies: 1929
Views: 194731

Re: The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

Congrats on the balloon ride, sounds like it was a good time. A few weeks back I binged read this entire thread. Big mistake while recovering from liver surgery! Ron had me laughing so hard I had to take a break to ease the pain!! He sounds like a very special person, would have loved to have a few ...
by martd
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Happy 14 year cancerversary to me
Replies: 19
Views: 1609

Re: Happy 14 year cancerversary to me

Congratulations!!! Thank you for posting this. A few months back in my panic days this is the exact type of story I would look for. You give hope to many people

Dan
by martd
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New here...feeling hopeless and sad about my father
Replies: 10
Views: 755

Re: New here...feeling hopeless and sad about my father

Loss of appetite is hard to deal with on chemo. Are you trying different approaches? Adding boost, ensure, advice my oncologist gave my is if you find something that works do it. Even if it's McDonald's hamburger. But I know it's difficult with me I would think of something for dinner that sounded g...
by martd
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Nausea/Vomiting BEFORE Chemo?
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Re: Nausea/Vomiting BEFORE Chemo?

I had a similar situation, on my infusion days when I would open my cabinet to get my infusion pump bag just the sight of it instantly turned my stomach made me feel nauseous. I would shake it off, literally close my eyes shake my head tell myself I'll be fine. Maybe look into acupuncture? I'm not s...
by martd
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Totally O/T
Replies: 20
Views: 1356

Re: Totally O/T

As a newbie here I want to give you a big THANK YOU!! For doing what you do and to the other mods too. Back in November I remember scouring through different forums looking for hope, answers, and knowledge, none of them were anywhere near the level of this one. Most of them felt like a free for all ...
by martd
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Correlation between weight loss and prognosis?
Replies: 7
Views: 789

Re: Correlation between weight loss and prognosis?

Did he change his diet after being diagnosed? When I first leared I had cancer the panic set in I drastically changed my diet cutting out everything know to cause cancer. This caused me to lose quite a bit of weight and as the other poster said my blockage was causing a problem to. Then I started to...
by martd
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Head colds and chemo?
Replies: 3
Views: 418

Re: Head colds and chemo?

I didn't experience a head cold but did have a problem with post nasal drip. I've never had that before the chemo. It was quite a lot so at night it would build up in my throat waking me up with a terrible cough, almost like I was choking. At first I thought I was developing a lung problem it took m...
by martd
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I need help understanding CEA
Replies: 10
Views: 902

Re: I need help understanding CEA

The actual cea number is not very important, it can vary from person to person. It's only used as a marker in the beginning for a baseline. The important part is when the cea is checked throughout his treatment they are looking for a change, stable is good and lowering is good. With my treatment the...
by martd
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 4 Colon Cancer
Replies: 31
Views: 2086

Re: Stage 4 Colon Cancer

I could not find an email address but here is the website for the hospital https://www.mskcc.org On the front page click the drop down for request an appointment online, then select new patient, then select International patient and follow the directions there. Good luck, I hope this info works for ...

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