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by mobrouser
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I need any suggestions
Replies: 12
Views: 415

Re: I need any suggestions

JD I must commend you for all your efforts in trying to help this woman. You are an angel.
All the best to you.

8) mob
by mobrouser
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Some good, non-cancer related news
Replies: 9
Views: 282

Re: Some good, non-cancer related news

Congratulations on the promotion! You are giving me hope that one day the same will happen to me.
I have seen a few job postings that would bring my work closer to home, however I couldn't in all honesty even submit a CV knowing that right now 6-8 days out of 20 I am out of commission.

8) mob
by mobrouser
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: neutropenia and diet, early in treatment: ugh.
Replies: 11
Views: 324

Re: neutropenia and diet, early in treatment: ugh.

I have been struggling with neutrophil and platelet issues since completing infusion #2 at the end of January. Have had 3 two-week delays as a result. Prior to #8 I was prescribed Grastofil, which is a generic version of Neupogen. Cost is Cdn $150.00 per shot; 35 shots to completion of chemo; I can'...
by mobrouser
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: OT Grilling chicken
Replies: 37
Views: 2601

Re: OT Grilling chicken

First of all, yes, I realize this thread is 4 years old but I do have reasons for resurrecting it after finding it last night. 1) Last night I did 3 beer can chickens on the BBQ, one for each of the guys. I am not into meat so much. Never really was and more so now. We have 3 beer can roosts, someti...
by mobrouser
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T...Post Your Pics Here
Replies: 32
Views: 3134

Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

bitchslapped wrote:Repurposing Bouquet...


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Nothing like nitrogen to help cut flowers last longer. :D

8) mob
by mobrouser
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Second parent diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer
Replies: 15
Views: 652

Re: Second parent diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer

I am so sorry to read your story. My oldest was 5 when my father died, and 11 and the youngest 5 when my mother died. They didn't need to hear details other than Grandad and Grandma were very sick and left us. I felt like an orphan (and still do years later) as I have no blood relatives in Canada ot...
by mobrouser
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Modifications to prevent/lessen chance of recurrence
Replies: 33
Views: 1156

Re: Modifications to prevent/lessen chance of recurrence

Two comments. From the online ingredients listing for Bayer's 81mg aspirin there is no caffeine listed in the non medicinal ingredients. I'm surprised no one has mentioned reduced alcohol consumption since I've been led to believe that there is a correlation between alcohol usage and colon cancer ri...
by mobrouser
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Low Platelets
Replies: 18
Views: 816

Re: Low Platelets

Glad to hear that things are back to normal.
I had no idea that steroids could affect glucose levels for so long, I thought maybe for some reason you had to take it daily during infusion.

8) mob
by mobrouser
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Low Platelets
Replies: 18
Views: 816

Re: Low Platelets

How often do you take the dexamethasone?

8) mob
by mobrouser
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Low Platelets
Replies: 18
Views: 816

Re: Low Platelets

I have posted here previously about my platelet and neutrophil issues. My oxaliplatin was reduced to 90% for round 3, and has been at 75% since round 5. I just completed round 9 last Friday and I am 6 weeks behind schedule because of low counts. It is a constant in the back of my mind that all of th...
by mobrouser
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Canadians-Husband diagnosed-what about WORK and PAY?
Replies: 10
Views: 464

Re: Canadians-Husband diagnosed-what about WORK and PAY?

My husband was diagnosed a few weeks ago with colorectal cancer. Treatment should start soon...we are meeting with the oncologist next week. My husbands work only gives him 5 sick days and 4 personal days. In Canada, does that mean after he uses those 9 days, he only gets 4 months of medical EI? Pl...
by mobrouser
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: A cautionary tale
Replies: 13
Views: 888

Re: A cautionary tale

Gosh, from the angry verbiage and denunciations, I thought this guy was going to be a real refusenik. Nope, he did 9 rounds of folfox-Avastin, got hammered; did Erbitux, got hammered; did Vectibix and had some success; did some rounds of surgery including Hipec, and then eventually, Stivarga. I do ...
by mobrouser
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Losing the will to live
Replies: 11
Views: 900

Re: Losing the will to live

Dauofcamom, I am so sorry. Your questions are very difficult ones and the answers are neither easy to give or maybe even to accept. Did your mother ever discuss, even casually, end of life options with your dad; or with you, brother and Dad at some point in the past? If she did that should be your s...
by mobrouser
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Pizza
Replies: 21
Views: 858

Re: Pizza

My surgeon advised that I could anything I wanted after surgery. Terminal ileum, cecum, appendix and most of the ascending colon were removed. Surgery was on Monday morning, I was home Wednesday afternoon. In reality I found that after surgery and more so now during chemo most foods are unappealing....

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