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by Capri
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Encouragement
Replies: 15
Views: 964

Re: Encouragement

What a long, hard journey this has been for your DH and you. May he remain NED forever!
by Capri
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I got to update my signature!
Replies: 16
Views: 1186

Re: I got to update my signature!

Excellent! Always encouraging to hear good news. Congratulations on your daughter's upcoming wedding.
by Capri
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Peripheral neuropathy post chemo
Replies: 10
Views: 397

Re: Peripheral neuropathy post chemo

My son completed 12 cycles of FOLFOX on July 30. After about the 9th cycle, peripheral neuropathy started first in his fingertips, now in the hands and feet. Oncologist gave him the option of stopping chemo but he wanted the full treatment. He (and I) are hoping it will eventually go away; oncologis...
by Capri
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: survivor since 1991
Replies: 19
Views: 2828

Re: survivor since 1991

Bomberbob I beg to differ.

You DO have grand words of wisdom to share. You write simply and eloquently. Your words give me hope for my son and all others here who are fighting this battle. Thank you, thank you!
by Capri
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: The end of chemo
Replies: 5
Views: 520

The end of chemo

On July 30 my son got his 12th and final FOLFOX chemo, and today got un-tethered from the chemo pump. Hooray! Major hurdle done. Thank God. Now begins the slow road getting back to his healthy self, and surveillance. The oncologist told him at least 2 months before he begins to feel like himself aga...
by Capri
Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Happy 14 year cancerversary to me
Replies: 19
Views: 2011

Re: Happy 14 year cancerversary to me

Wow! What a wonderful relating of your experiences. You sound so upbeat and positive; it gives me hope. Thank you for sharing your story.
Happy, Happy Birthday and may you celebrate many more!
by Capri
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Goodbye
Replies: 25
Views: 2987

Re: Goodbye

This is so heartbreaking to read both of your posts; I have tears in my eyes. God bless you both for the love and care you have shown to your wives.
I hope in time you will find peace knowing that you did everything you could for them in their final days. My deepest sympathies.
by Capri
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I have less than a year to live
Replies: 9
Views: 1544

Re: I have less than a year to live

I'm sorry to hear this rough news. I am sending good vibes and prayers your way.
by Capri
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Second parent diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer
Replies: 17
Views: 1219

Re: Second parent diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer

I understand your anger. I don't have much advice other than keep pushing for the care you want for your mom. There is a lot of support here. (((hugs)))
by Capri
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Please pass your positivity/wisdom today
Replies: 19
Views: 1677

Re: Please pass your positivity/wisdom today

May continued good reports come for your husband! Bless you both, and your little daughter. How sweet!
by Capri
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Modifications to prevent/lessen chance of recurrence
Replies: 33
Views: 1589

Re: Modifications to prevent/lessen chance of recurrence

I had a healthy diet and lifestyle before diagnosis...active, mostly plant based, never overweight...but I have taken a few steps to hopefully improve my chances if long term survival: Exercise (I try for 18,000 steps a day plus biking) Curcumin 2g daily with black pepper Celebrex 400mg every am As...
by Capri
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Modifications to prevent/lessen chance of recurrence
Replies: 33
Views: 1589

Re: Modifications to prevent/lessen chance of recurrence

The only suggestions by my oncologist: - Baby aspirin - Vitamin D - Vitamin B-12 (for my neuropathy) The other things that I do in the hopes of not having a recurrence (I had a pretty healthy lifestyle before all this started, but keep trying to make improvements) - Vitamin K2 to help with Vitamin ...
by Capri
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Modifications to prevent/lessen chance of recurrence
Replies: 33
Views: 1589

Re: Modifications to prevent/lessen chance of recurrence

There is scientific evidence that meat, especially processed meat increases the probability to develop CRC. Also a diet rich in fibers is positive in many ways. I was already training a lot but perhaps this lead to producing too many free radicals? :D I avoid meat, diary, added sugar except when I ...
by Capri
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Modifications to prevent/lessen chance of recurrence
Replies: 33
Views: 1589

Re: Modifications to prevent/lessen chance of recurrence

I am @ mostly vegan though I slack off while on vacations. @ curcumin, @ aspirin 150 mg @ 8000+ steps + yoga @ try to avoid emotions like jealousy, conflict and stress @ veggie juice 2 to 3 glasses - carrot, pomegranate, greens, ginger etc @ apricot kernels etc Much appreciated Henry, thank you ver...
by Capri
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Modifications to prevent/lessen chance of recurrence
Replies: 33
Views: 1589

Re: Modifications to prevent/lessen chance of recurrence

Hello All, I'm wondering if any of you have done any changes to your self-care to prevent a recurrence of CRC, anything at all, supplements, diet changes, exercise, spiritual work, etc? Did your physician recommend anything during treatment or afterwards, once you have been in remission? Thank you....

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