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by boxhill
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery here, and done.
Replies: 24
Views: 611

Re: Surgery here, and done.

Great news! Glad it's over, and hoping everything is smooth sailing from here on in.
by boxhill
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Need help metallic taste
Replies: 15
Views: 353

Re: Need help metallic taste

I never had first bite. I don't have any sense of how common it is.
by boxhill
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: The 10 most obese states in the U.S.
Replies: 13
Views: 370

Re: The 10 most obese states in the U.S.

Instead of fat-shaming, perhaps one might look into something like the percentage of people who have health insurance (and thus get colonoscopies). Or other factors.
by boxhill
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Need help metallic taste
Replies: 15
Views: 353

Re: Need help metallic taste

I hope your sister isn't trying to drink anything cold during or in the days after oxy infusion? That is usually what brings on the feeling of glass shards in the throat. She should stick to warm fluids only, and perhaps ease into room temperature. The mention of seltzer makes me wonder. :) She shou...
by boxhill
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Yoga for “women’s cancer” (ugh)
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: Yoga for “women’s cancer” (ugh)

I’m thinking of telling them my colon identifies as female.


Beverage alert! Good thing I finished my coffee. This made me actually LOL. :lol: :lol:

Sounds like they really need to rethink.
by boxhill
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 5 year scans
Replies: 16
Views: 505

Re: 5 year scans

Why do you have to wait so long for results? In most places they are read in a couple of hours, at most, and the report is released electronically to the requesting doctor immediately when filed. You could probably go to the place where the scan is performed the next day--in some cases sooner--and p...
by boxhill
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Infusion with Oxaliplatin makes itching and redness
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Re: Infusion with Oxaliplatin makes itching and redness

They warned me to look for such signs at the infusion center, saying that it usually starts around infusion 7 or 8 if it is going to appear. I've been there when other people had the reaction, and they stopped the oxy drip and immediately administered benadryl, monitored intensely until the person w...
by boxhill
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Xeloda alone after allergic to Oxliplatin
Replies: 6
Views: 235

Re: Xeloda alone after allergic to Oxliplatin

My dad is currently taking Folfox which is similar to your regimen, but with addition of avastin. Avastin cuts off blood supply to the tumor. To clear up some possible confusion, FOLFOX is Oxy plus 5FU plus Leucovorin (which helps increase the effectiveness of 5FU, it is not a chemo drug on its own...
by boxhill
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My recent significant CEA jump.
Replies: 20
Views: 714

Re: My recent significant CEA jump.

I don't think you mentioned any thoracic scans. have they looked at you lungs?

You really have been through the wringer. I hope things stabilize.
by boxhill
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New Here 37 m stage lV
Replies: 12
Views: 663

Re: New Here 37 m stage lV

I can understand your leaning on your wife for medical stuff, after all, she's the professional! :) When I married my husband, a finance professional, I admit I kind of stepped back from all of that stuff and let him take the lead in that area. At the same time, as a cancer patient it really is good...
by boxhill
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Diarrhea and bloating and gas, oh my!
Replies: 103
Views: 6405

Re: Diarrhea and bloating and gas, oh my!

TinaFish, I've been thinking about you. I hope you are doing well.
by boxhill
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I'm getting worried
Replies: 17
Views: 925

Re: I'm getting worried

I'll chime in and say that unless you are a real hypochondriac the combination of all of those symptoms worry me also.

I hope you don't have colon cancer, but it sounds like *something* is going on. Have you been evaluated for lupus, for example? (Not a doctor, nor do I play one on the internet)
by boxhill
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Liver mets and resection - looking for others' experiences!
Replies: 16
Views: 592

Re: Liver mets and resection - looking for others' experiences!

My surgeon found a subcapsular liver met in, IIRC, the 8th sector, about 5mm, and removed it for biopsy when performing my right hemicoletomy due to blockage. The mass was not visible on the CT w/ IV contrast done in the ER. After chemo, during which my CTs were NED, an MRI showed a similarly sized ...
by boxhill
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My CRC with liver mets journey
Replies: 282
Views: 41328

Re: My CRC with liver mets journey

Good! I had an infusion on Wednesday last week and met an older-than-me woman who was on Vectibix and had the hairiness thing and the rash, and had been in the hospital over the weekend with ascites--7 litres or so. Yikes! She didn't realize why she was so short of breath until her daughter, a NP, t...

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