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by strategygirl
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Dumb neuropathy "improvement" question
Replies: 10
Views: 1383

Re: Dumb neuropathy "improvement" question

My last oxy dose way May 2018; started tingling in feet. By August, fingers and feet from sole to ankles tingly and numb. I started using a "stress" ball throughout the day for my hands, and sit and bounce on my exercise ball in the evening and weekends to exercise my feet and legs. Also a...
by strategygirl
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: stoma colonoscopy
Replies: 7
Views: 2092

Re: stoma colonoscopy

Thank you all for the advice and support. Diagnosed with stage 3 rectal cancer in July 2017 with the tumor located right inside the anus, hence I lost everything down there permanently and had reconstruction including a perineal flap. Knowing output during my pre-surgical colostomy, I had visions of...
by strategygirl
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: stoma colonoscopy
Replies: 7
Views: 2092

stoma colonoscopy

Hi, all - I am ten months post surgery with a permanent stoma left of my navel. My surgical oncologist wants me to have a colonoscopy within the next month to take a look around and make sure everything is okay. My question - is it difficult to prepare and have a colonoscopy with a permanent stoma? ...
by strategygirl
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Slightly elevated CEA and UTI, reflux, obstruction, no gallbladder
Replies: 5
Views: 1889

Re: Slightly elevated CEA and UTI, reflux, obstruction, no gallbladder

Have been in a panic for the past week because my CEA keeps increasing post-surgery. My oncologist says its within normal range but mine was normal (2.7) when I was diagnosed with stage III rectal cancer. Post-radiation, pre-surgery, it was 2.1; two months post-surgery, 1.0. But three months later, ...
by strategygirl
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Peripheral neuropathy post chemo
Replies: 10
Views: 2122

Peripheral neuropathy post chemo

Within a few weeks of completing my second round of chemo, I developed peripheral neuropathy post-Oxaliplatin infusion. I'm now in month three of numb and tingling feet to the ankles and thumb and first two fingers on both hands. My neurologist says it will take anywhere from six to eighteen months ...

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