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by VeggieLvr
Sat May 18, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Erbitux and cracked skin - found a fix for this!
Replies: 3
Views: 435

Erbitux and cracked skin - found a fix for this!

Well a fix that's been working for me anyway - it's called "CrackZapIt!" and you can get it on Amazon (it's the only place I've seen it). I bought it on a whim based off reviews, and I'm so glad I did. When I started Erbitux, almost immediately my fingers started cracking (my fingertips es...
by VeggieLvr
Sat May 18, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Treating the Erbitux Rash
Replies: 10
Views: 685

Re: Treating the Erbitux Rash

When I started on Erbitux I decided not to take the antibiotic (Minocycline) because I just don't like antibiotics - well once the rash started in earnest it was crazy - basically tons of tiny pimples all over my face (that I couldn't help not squeezing!). So I started the Minocycline (100 mg once a...
by VeggieLvr
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Does your Medtronic pump TICK?
Replies: 7
Views: 876

Re: Does your Medtronic pump TICK?

Yes, my pump ticks and it freaked me out at first! I barely notice it now and was actually worried when I realized I didn't hear it ticking the other day - I had my husband listen to my belly and he confirmed the tick is still there. :)
by VeggieLvr
Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: The things people say to cancer patients
Replies: 44
Views: 10054

Re: The things people say to cancer patients

I can really relate to that, a neighbour told me that her daughter wanted to go shopping to find a jacket and she told her she might not find the one she was looking for, and then the daughter replied «I know these things are not important, what really matters is that you mum are healthy and not li...
by VeggieLvr
Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: The things people say to cancer patients
Replies: 44
Views: 10054

Re: The things people say to cancer patients

So sorry this happened to you. Cancer can bring out the best in your friends and the worst. I dropped a friendship with one of my supposedly best friends when I was going through treatment. I realized she was dragging me down. She was not there for me, clueless to what i was going through, and made...
by VeggieLvr
Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: The things people say to cancer patients
Replies: 44
Views: 10054

Re: The things people say to cancer patients

Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition........ :twisted: Seriously! A couple of questions is fine, but she went on and on...like enough already! I should have been more direct from the start that I didn't want to talk about it - it sucked too because I didn't even enjoy being out to dinner after th...
by VeggieLvr
Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: The things people say to cancer patients
Replies: 44
Views: 10054

Re: The things people say to cancer patients

Thank you Court, I appreciate your response and I agree about selecting my company - my friend has been so great throughout this, and I do like her sister but this is the second time I've seen her sister since my diagnosis and both times she made me feel badly (this last time was worse). I know she ...
by VeggieLvr
Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: The things people say to cancer patients
Replies: 44
Views: 10054

The things people say to cancer patients

I know it's hard and people don't know how to react or what to say to someone with cancer. It's so frustrating and upsetting at times though... I saw my close friend and her sister this week for my friend's birthday, we all had plans for dinner. Their brother was recently diagnosed with Stage II pro...
by VeggieLvr
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Liver resection recovery
Replies: 2
Views: 688

Re: Liver resection recovery

I had my resection around the same time as yours, on 6/19. I feel like my recovery has been slow as well but I know I am an impatient person. Everyone is happy with how I am healing but I really want to feel "normal" again. I still find it hard to stand up straight sometimes (especially af...
by VeggieLvr
Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My recent surgery & update on MSK HAI pump (long)
Replies: 11
Views: 1512

Re: My recent surgery & update on MSK HAI pump (long)

Foggyocean, Robino1, Rikimaroo - Thank you so much for your encouragement and well wished! It really means a lot :)
by VeggieLvr
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New member and HAI pump therapy questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1243

Re: New member and HAI pump therapy questions

Hello Felix, chiming in to say I agree with everything Julie said! (She has been a big inspiration for me as well.) I am an MSK patient and recently had the pump implanted (you can see my post about it here: http://coloncancersupport.colonclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=60258). Dr. Kemeny is the on...
by VeggieLvr
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My recent surgery & update on MSK HAI pump (long)
Replies: 11
Views: 1512

Re: My recent surgery & update on MSK HAI pump (long)

Glad to hear you're home and on the road to recovery! :D My surgery was 7 hours and involved multiple wedge resections of my liver, implantation of an HAI pump, and removal of my primary rectal tumor. I lost a lot of weight so don't be surprised if the number on the scale drops radically after you ...
by VeggieLvr
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My recent surgery & update on MSK HAI pump (long)
Replies: 11
Views: 1512

Re: My recent surgery & update on MSK HAI pump (long)

Thank you zephyr! :) If I wasn't feeling so crappy I would have posted sooner (plus the pain meds make me a bit loopy). I hope all is well with you!
by VeggieLvr
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My recent surgery & update on MSK HAI pump (long)
Replies: 11
Views: 1512

My recent surgery & update on MSK HAI pump (long)

Hi everyone, I wanted to give an overview of my recent surgery at MSK, which included installation of the HAI pump. This will be a long post, but I want to give as much information as possible. I've broken it into sections to hopefully make it easier to read. My surgery was for both liver resection ...

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