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by margiej
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Need prayers
Replies: 28
Views: 1093

Re: Need prayers

I have only had the Miralax and Gatorade (3 times now) and have never found that to be terrible. It's not fun but doable. I use the lemonade flavored Gatorade.
Margie
by margiej
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New Member
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: New Member

So sorry about your diagnosis. Your situation sounds a bit like mine. I had a routine colonoscopy and the doctor saw an irritated area that he thought was nothing.. Just inflammation from the prep. He took a biopsy and it turned out to be cancer. He was pretty certain we had caught it early and surg...
by margiej
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Extrusions vs Nuggets
Replies: 14
Views: 302

Re: Extrusions vs Nuggets

This is an ongoing problem for me too, and I am nearly three years out from my resection. I feel like it's diet related, but I can't pinpoint it.
by margiej
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Almost 6 years
Replies: 29
Views: 1017

Re: Almost 6 years

Congrats on your new home, continued health and this next chapter! It's all good!
Margie
by margiej
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Need prayers
Replies: 28
Views: 1093

Re: Need prayers

I was in your shoes two weeks ago. Sending you a ton of positive energy!
Margie
by margiej
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: A touch of neuropathy
Replies: 11
Views: 517

Re: A touch of neuropathy

My neuropathy peaked at about 3-4 months after my last infusion and then gradually improved. It's isn't gone but it's much more tolerable. Just a little numbness in the tips of my fingers that I almost never think about..I still have all my fine motor skills. At the worst I dropped things, couldn't ...
by margiej
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colon cancer: my treatment and side effects
Replies: 53
Views: 11677

Re: Colon cancer: my treatment and side effects

So glad your treatment is going well. You got this!
Margie
by margiej
Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Major cancer centers/insurance
Replies: 26
Views: 1851

Re: Major cancer centers/insurance

The LLC option is very interesting. We will look into it. Did you create a business, Peanut? I think our business would show nothing but losses if we were paying for health insurance. And I have definitely heard that about Starbucks, Jannine. Might be a viable option, too. My husband and I are both ...
by margiej
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Major cancer centers/insurance
Replies: 26
Views: 1851

Major cancer centers/insurance

I am currently and thankfully NED but insurance enrollment is coming up. My husband and I retired early and because his employer (a Fortune 500 company that makes billions each year), decided to not offer any insurance options for retirees, we purchase insurance through healthcare.gov. We live in We...
by margiej
Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Time from dx to first treatment?
Replies: 23
Views: 1364

Re: Time from dx to first treatment?

I was diagnosed on December 17, 2015, a couple weeks after my colonoscopy. My resection surgery was January 20, 2016 and my chemo started March 4, 2016.
by margiej
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Good news
Replies: 7
Views: 471

Good news

I had a CT scan of pelvis, abdomen, and chest last Wednesday. I was particularly worried since I hadn't had a chest scan since before I started chemo. The radiologist faxed the report to the wrong number at the clinic, so after a long weekend, finally got the results this morning and all clear.. No ...
by margiej
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: MCV blood test
Replies: 4
Views: 420

Re: MCV blood test

Thank you, Teddybear and rp1954.. My doctor wasn't even slightly concerned about the elevated MCV... She said it's caused by the chemo and it can take a very long time to normalize...years. I see you aren't very far out from chemo, Teddybear... My liver enzymes, etc. were also elevated for a few mon...
by margiej
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: MCV blood test
Replies: 4
Views: 420

MCV blood test

I haven't been able to find if this topic has been discussed. Has anyone else had a high MCV test? I was normal before chemo and it was quite high during chemo but came down to close to normal after chemo but two years later is is still out of range. I had labwork this morning...Potassium is also sl...
by margiej
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: High alkaline phosphatase?
Replies: 5
Views: 542

Re: High alkaline phosphatase?

Before my final chemo treatment my alk phos was 134. A month after chemo it was still high at 122. My doctor felt it was just from the chemo. Two months later it was down to 84 and six months after that was 73. Hope that is helpful and will be your experience too.
Margie

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