Search found 104 matches

Go to advanced search

by margiej
Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Apprehensive about round three tomorrow
Replies: 8
Views: 555

Re: Apprehensive about round three tomorrow

I'm thinking of you today and hope you are feeling well. My best days were the two or three after infusion.. The steroids gave me an appetite! The end is in sight....you got this!
Hugs, margie
by margiej
Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: collagen
Replies: 10
Views: 924

Re: collagen

I just put some in my turmeric tea.. It disolved well with a bit of stirring and I can't taste it at all. We'll have to check in after 2-3 months and compare notes. My fingers are crossed.
Margie
by margiej
Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: collagen
Replies: 10
Views: 924

Re: collagen

The brand I got is LiveWell Collagen Peptides..grass-fed and pasture-raised.
by margiej
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: collagen
Replies: 10
Views: 924

Re: collagen

Funny you should mention collagen. My hair has been shedding way more than usual and my girlfriend suggested collagen just last week... She has been taking it for a few months and she swears it has made a difference in her hair. I got a collagen peptide powder that dissolves in a hot beverage and is...
by margiej
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: collagen
Replies: 10
Views: 924

Re: collagen

Funny you should mention collagen. My hair has been shedding way more than usual and my girlfriend suggested collagen just last week... She has been taking it for a few months and she swears it has made a difference in her hair. I got a collagen peptide powder that dissolves in a hot beverage and is...
by margiej
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Not tolerating Xeloda. Are there any options?
Replies: 15
Views: 2871

Re: Not tolerating Xeloda. Are there any options?

If you buy organic bread, cereal and pasta, those aren't fortified with folic acid. I didn't know any of that when I was on Capox and I was so very, very sick like you. I am so sorry you are going through this. If you can get some cannabis in any form it might help. Ativan helps nausea and sleeping ...
by margiej
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Update - Stage 3b, mid-CAPOX
Replies: 2
Views: 870

Re: Update - Stage 3b, mid-CAPOX

I am a 3b too and did six rounds of capox. Your husband is halfway...he will be done before you know it and this will be in the review mirror. So glad he is doing well...yay for medical marijuana. I think I would have fared better if I had some edibles! Very best of luck with IVF in September.
Margie
by margiej
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Personal question ... how do YOU do it?
Replies: 13
Views: 2022

Re: Personal question ... how do YOU do it?

Hi, Monimom...my husband and I are 62 and 61, respectively, and are retired. We purchase insurance through the ACA. I don't know what your annual income is but for the two of us, if we can maintain our annual income under something like 67,000 we get our insurance subsidized. Currently we pay $0 for...
by margiej
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Still here still clear
Replies: 15
Views: 2767

Re: Still here still clear

Fantastic news!
by margiej
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Please help, input needed
Replies: 82
Views: 24460

Re: Please help, input needed

I am so sorry you are on the middle of this, Ulendon.. it's really hard but you will get through it. After my doctor added Emend to my infusion I felt relatively good for about three days. I ate as much as I could on those days to get my strength up. Xeloda made me extremely ill though..unable to ea...
by margiej
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage III's
Replies: 6
Views: 998

Re: Stage III's

I also did six rounds of capeox in 2016. My oncologist thought 8 was likely too much, 4 possibly too little, and that six was hopefully the sweet spot. I do have some permanent neuropathy in my feet and fingertips....maybe 5 rounds would have been perfect?
Margie
by margiej
Mon May 11, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Aspirin question
Replies: 6
Views: 1094

Re: Aspirin question

Timely thread! I have been taking a low dose aspirin for a couple years now as I read similar reports. I have an upcoming June appointment with my Onc at Mayo. It is my understanding that he has published some studies about the use of aspirin to prevent recurrence of CRC. I have met with his NP the...
by margiej
Sat May 09, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Aspirin question
Replies: 6
Views: 1094

Aspirin question

Hi...I was reading this recent study about aspirin and rates of colon cancer. My doctor has me taking 81 mg per day...the usual low-dose aspirin. This study suggests that a higher dose might provide more benefit. I will ask about this at my next appointment, but I was curious what your doctors recom...
by margiej
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colonoscopy
Replies: 5
Views: 1186

Re: Colonoscopy

Love the lyrics.. Thanks for the laugh! And nothing is more true than "what goes in, must come out."
Margie
by margiej
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colonoscopy
Replies: 5
Views: 1186

Colonoscopy

I had my 4 year colonoscopy on Friday (last colonoscopy was 3 years ago) and everything looked great. Mayo changed its instructions.. Low residue diet two days before and only clear liquids the day before. Previously a light breakfast and lunch were allowed the day before. So while I was really hung...

Go to advanced search