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by ginabeewell
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CT shows my liver met is SMALLER!!
Replies: 17
Views: 304

Re: CT shows my liver met is SMALLER!!

That sounds like a significant reduction to me! The only advice I would share is to make sure you and your doctors are looking closely for a plateau. In retrospect, I think we should have seen signs of plateauing much sooner than we did, and if we had, we might have moved forward to surgery more qui...
by ginabeewell
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hair removal - help?
Replies: 13
Views: 391

Re: Hair removal - help?

Ginabeewell, that just sucks, I must say. Sometimes the indignities just pile up, don't they? Yes, and I sort of feel like it’s not safe to complain anywhere except here where people get it... It’s like, seriously? It’s not enough that I have to worry about my life but I look like a testosterone-la...
by ginabeewell
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hair removal - help?
Replies: 13
Views: 391

Re: Hair removal - help?

Oh gawd, that sounds like one shitastic evening! Sorry about your lip. I know with my eyebrows there was never any pain involved! Are you happy with how it turned out though? As for numbing it....orajel? That has lidocaine in it, maybe that would help...or maybe they'd just wipe it off! :lol: It lo...
by ginabeewell
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hair removal - help?
Replies: 13
Views: 391

Re: Hair removal - help?

Threading is a great suggestion. I love getting my eyebrows threaded, much nicer than wax! I would assume they could do an upper lip with no problem? Sooooo.... I got my upper lip threaded today. The good news: it worked. The bad news: holy f%^# was that a painful experience! I’ve had my eyebrows w...
by ginabeewell
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Currently in the ER...woo.
Replies: 56
Views: 2020

Re: Currently in the ER...woo.

As for my attitude, wtf else am I going to do? If it is to be, it is up to me. My life is wonderful, there are people in the world that wish they had my problems. Also, Nicholas rolled over today!! He just turned 3 months old on the 15th!! So yeah. Here I sit waiting to see if I'm still bleeding. T...
by ginabeewell
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Questions, questions, too many questions.
Replies: 13
Views: 494

Re: Questions, questions, too many questions.

I met with THREE oncologists, none of whom were willing to even talk to me about surgery. The fourth one - the one with whom I ultimately ended up working - was the only one willing to even engage in the conversation. She put me on FOLFOX + Vectibix, and that aggressive combo did the trick on some H...
by ginabeewell
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hair removal - help?
Replies: 13
Views: 391

Re: Hair removal - help?

How about threading? It would be faster than tweezing, but gentler on your skin than any chemical hair remover or bleach. Juliej Oh, that’s a good call. I’ve never done it before, but I think there is a place right in the lobby of my office building. Worth a try!! Meanwhile, I’m glad I still have m...
by ginabeewell
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hair removal - help?
Replies: 13
Views: 391

Re: Hair removal - help?

Unfortunately I do not have any suggestions, but that seems so unfair (not that anything is ever "fair" with this damn disease): on one side the treatment makes you lose the hair you'd like to keep, on the other it makes some unwanted hair grow! Reminds me of grass in the backyard - alway...
by ginabeewell
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Currently in the ER...woo.
Replies: 56
Views: 2020

Re: Currently in the ER...woo.

It grew during my pregnancy, I'd have to look in mychart to see the size it was after I had Nicholas. Resection has always been on the table, I think they just wanted to see if they could get it smaller. My met is in segment 6 or 7so it's in a good spot. That's good news. Mine are big, all over, an...
by ginabeewell
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hair removal - help?
Replies: 13
Views: 391

Hair removal - help?

This Vecibix rash is the gift that keeps on giving, seriously. I've been holding it at bay - almost - via twice daily Doxycycline and application of steroid cream. Then came the day that one of my twins gleefully told me, "Mommy, you're growing a mustache!" Sure enough, on closer inspectio...
by ginabeewell
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Currently in the ER...woo.
Replies: 56
Views: 2020

Re: Currently in the ER...woo.

Colonoscopy later today, ct didn't show any change in the liver met. Sigh. Remind me, are you resectable now? My largest met is 5 cm, and the surgeon is talking to me about resection, albeit in two procedures vs one. I think you said your largest was 4.7 cm, so it makes me think that you might also...
by ginabeewell
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My CRC with liver mets journey
Replies: 147
Views: 19024

Re: My CRC with liver mets journey

The thing with frozen pizza is that you can add your own toppings to them before they go in the oven. I add sliced leftover chicken breast or other meats, peppers, tomato, mushrooms, cheese to the frozen ones. They're so much better and cheaper and tastier than take-out pizza...... I actually make ...
by ginabeewell
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Currently in the ER...woo.
Replies: 56
Views: 2020

Re: Currently in the ER...woo.

Colonoscopy later today, ct didn't show any change in the liver met. Sigh. I got that news myself the other day. I know that no progression is good news but it didn't feel that way to me. I'm sure that's probably how you feel now. I will say that my largest tumors eventually calcified so there's no...
by ginabeewell
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Currently in the ER...woo.
Replies: 56
Views: 2020

Re: Currently in the ER...woo.

With you in spirit. I remember the day my doctor called and told me to go directly to the ER. It was scary, and I ended up being there for a full week. I think it was the first time that I realized cancer treatment was not a straight line of chemo - that it could and would go sideways when you least...
by ginabeewell
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My CRC with liver mets journey
Replies: 147
Views: 19024

Re: My CRC with liver mets journey

And make sure you work on good nutrition too, meaning lots of high protein foods plus veggies and fruit. Juliej I’m going to pretend I didn’t just make a frozen pizza for dinner... I find it so hard to eat healthy while I’m on chemo. The best I can do is try to make sure even the bad stuff is a “pr...

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