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by tminor5
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colon cancer: my treatment and side effects
Replies: 53
Views: 11573

Re: Colon cancer: my treatment and side effects

My husband has an ostomy and his dr told him to take a stool softener 2 times a day. They were still way to hard. He took more and then things got way to soft. When I went to sams club to get more I talked to the pharmacist because of the limit on the bottle. He told me he was fine taking up to 6 a ...
by tminor5
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Low WBC after 2 treatments of FOLFIRINOX
Replies: 9
Views: 1087

Re: Low WBC after 2 treatments of FOLFIRINOX

My husbands WBC was 3.9 Monday before infusion while it has been around 4.2. I know not bad, I asked him if he had been eating the mandarin oranges still. He said we were out. I was like you have to tell me when we get low. His platelets had also been going down. I made him start eating eggs for bre...
by tminor5
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: So Frustrated....
Replies: 1
Views: 726

So Frustrated....

So with everything my husband has been going through I have decided to get all my scans and stuff done that hasn't been done in a long time. Colon Cancer runs in my family. My mom's dad had it at 50 and they have found polyps in my mom. So I get the recommendation from the doctor to get a colonoscop...
by tminor5
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 3 rectal cancer....
Replies: 9
Views: 1119

Re: Stage 3 rectal cancer....

My husband has stage 3. He was close to stage 4. The only reason he was not is because he didn’t have cancer anywhere else. He went into the ER with a bowel blockage. His was all emergency surgery and had no choice. He has a colostomy because of it. He should have a reversal after chemo is complete....
by tminor5
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T....anyone had hip bursitis and had cortisone shot?
Replies: 16
Views: 3723

Re: O/T....anyone had hip bursitis and had cortisone shot?

He’s already been cleared to take Tylenol for pain. He already can’t take ibuprofen due to meds he’s taking. I appreciate everyone’s information.
by tminor5
Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T....anyone had hip bursitis and had cortisone shot?
Replies: 16
Views: 3723

Re: O/T....anyone had hip bursitis and had cortisone shot?

I asked him if he wanted his shot. He said yes he hasn’t had time to call. So I called and he has his appt this Friday at 8am. I’m glad they could make his appt so fast.
by tminor5
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T....anyone had hip bursitis and had cortisone shot?
Replies: 16
Views: 3723

Re: O/T....anyone had hip bursitis and had cortisone shot?

I want him to. He just likes to drag his feet. I finally got him to see an ortho last October. They said he should try a cortisone shot. It took him 6 months to decide to make the appt to have it done. It was scheduled for the Tuesday after he was released from the hospital. (Just by accident). We o...
by tminor5
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T....anyone had hip bursitis and had cortisone shot?
Replies: 16
Views: 3723

Re: O/T....anyone had hip bursitis and had cortisone shot?

This post has me concerned. My husband was scheduled for a cortisone shot in his hip with them using an X-ray to inject. We had to delay that when he ended up in the ER with all this colon stuff. Now he’s working on his 3rd chemo treatment. The pump comes off tomorrow. He’s been given the go ahead t...
by tminor5
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mop up chemo experiences
Replies: 192
Views: 49408

Re: Mop up chemo experiences

My husband likes me to change his wafer every weekend. So we take it off so he can shower without it once a week. We use to have problems with leaking and the edges peeling, the wafer sliding around but I've gotten it to stay. It would stay longer, but he likes to replace it every week. I have to pu...
by tminor5
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: neutropenia and diet, early in treatment: ugh.
Replies: 11
Views: 705

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

Sorry to hear the problems you are having. My sister is a Med Tech so she was able to explain a little bit. Neutropenia is your white blood cell count is low. She asked (before I could tell her) if you were anemic also, because of that. The red meat is to raise your red blood count for your hemoglob...
by tminor5
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Is it odd? (DH chemo pump)
Replies: 11
Views: 678

Re: Is it odd? (DH chemo pump)

My first cycle was a breeze. Other than a little cold sensitivity and first bite once I sailed through it. Second cycle not so much. Make sure he still stays on top of his meds cause if nausea or excessive diarrhea starts things can go downhill quickly. I ended up hospitalized for 5 days second cyc...
by tminor5
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Is it odd? (DH chemo pump)
Replies: 11
Views: 678

Re: Is it odd? (DH chemo pump)

tminor5 wrote: He has been drinking LOTS of water. To the point where even at night he gets up a minimum of 1 time up to 3 times to go to the bathroom. My DH also drank LOTS of water and many visits to the bathroom. I thought it was a good thing that he managed to drink so much water. But it turned...
by tminor5
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Is it odd? (DH chemo pump)
Replies: 11
Views: 678

Re: Is it odd? (DH chemo pump)

I actually meant is it odd he really didn't have any side effects. Besides that one sip after that cold drinks didn't bother him. He had no other issues. No issues with cold on the skin or anything.
by tminor5
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Is it odd? (DH chemo pump)
Replies: 11
Views: 678

Is it odd? (DH chemo pump)

My DH had his first Chemo round. The pump went on Monday and came off today. He had a tiny bit of the cold water thing, where it bothered him, and then it went away. He really hasn't had another effects (as of yet, anyway, knock on wood). Is that odd? He has been drinking LOTS of water. To the point...
by tminor5
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Another new diagnosis
Replies: 5
Views: 809

Re: Another new diagnosis

So I just got signed up for the portal with our oncologist. This is what it says for the chemo treatment: NCCN_COL2: Fluorouracil IVP(400)D1-Fluorouracil CI(1200)D1-2-Leucovorin(400)D1-OXALIplatin(85)D1 Q14D (mFOLFOX6) v2.1 It does say its for eight cycles. But I really have no idea what any of that...

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