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by Deep
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Chemo has caught up to me yall
Replies: 23
Views: 1180

Re: Chemo has caught up to me yall

I am blessed to not have experienced the nausea from the chemo. I did the pill form of chemo before surgery and same result there. Never felt sick and my appetite is pretty healthy. In fact, I need to watch what I eat so I don't gain any weight as I am trying to shed a few pounds over this process t...
by Deep
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Ice Pop During Chemo
Replies: 6
Views: 364

Re: Ice Pop During Chemo

It’s not permanent. I used to have this when I went outside in the winter for any period of time. I would arrive in a coffee shop and could barely order my coffee. Once you warm up you should be fine. But how did you tolerate eating it in the first place?? Eating has not been so bad besides the ele...
by Deep
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Ice Pop During Chemo
Replies: 6
Views: 364

Ice Pop During Chemo

So, I am not perfect and ate an icicle pop on day two of chemo. I am on Folfox. Now I am talking like Mike Tyson. Please, someone tell me this is not permanent.
by Deep
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Temporary Ileostomy and Bowel Movements
Replies: 5
Views: 488

Temporary Ileostomy and Bowel Movements

The other night I had a small bowel movement. A tiny bit of fecal matter was passed and when I wiped, the paper turned yellow. My wife thinks I should call my surgeon to ensure that it is not a complication, but I looked online and found that since my colon is still intact, it is possible to have a ...
by Deep
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Looking For Help With A Study
Replies: 5
Views: 1292

Re: Looking For Help With A Study

Just in case anybody runs into this thread at a later date and finds themselves in a similar situation, I was able to get service connected for cancer. My Oncologist wrote me a strong letter indicating that rectal cancer grows at an average rate of 10 years before it starts showing symptoms. He also...
by Deep
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New here - rectal cancer, very nervous about radiation (update: tell me about xeloda!)
Replies: 33
Views: 2607

Re: New here - rectal cancer, very nervous about radiation

Hi everyone, I was hoping to introduce myself and get some feedback (or maybe just encouragement) about my situation. I'm a 38 year old stay at home mom of a 3 and 8 year old, my husband works 12 hour days, 5 days a week. I started noticing blood in my poo probably 6 months ago? Figured it wasn't s...
by Deep
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Ileostomy Care
Replies: 5
Views: 477

Re: Ileostomy Care

You mention losing your appetite but what about fluids? With an ileostomy it is really important that you drink more. Try setting up the fluids for a day and see how much you actually get through. Walking is good for body and mind. Keep moving and take care. S I am thirsty constantly so downing flu...
by Deep
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Ileostomy Care
Replies: 5
Views: 477

Ileostomy Care

How much waste should be coming out of me 11 days post surgery? I went from having diarrhea and losing too much fluid to now barely putting out 600ml in a 24 hour period. I am to call my Surgeon if it continues this way because according to them, I should have 800-1200ml coming out in a day. I am ea...
by Deep
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Good News!
Replies: 7
Views: 840

Good News!

The pathology came back for my cancer following surgery and not only were there clear margins, but none of my lymph nodes had cancer in them. So, I am awaiting the appointments with encology and my surgeon, but was told that my cancer is now a T2 or stage 2.
by Deep
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Anyone Had Their Tumor Not Shrink Following Chemo/Radiation?
Replies: 2
Views: 516

Anyone Had Their Tumor Not Shrink Following Chemo/Radiation?

I did 25 sessions of chemo/radiation in January of this year and then had a scan in mid March to check the results. The scan showed the same dimensions as before the treatment for the main tumor. My surgeon says that it shrunk but gave no details, although he did state that he no longer sees the lym...
by Deep
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What To Expect With Surgery
Replies: 5
Views: 727

What To Expect With Surgery

So, I got my surgery on Monday. I am kind of nervous but am ready to get this over with. My tumor is located 9 cm from the anal verge and I was told to expect an ileostomy bag when I wake up. Just wondering if anyone is willing to share their experience and who could tell me what to expect during re...
by Deep
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Anyone had zero change in tumor size following 5 weeks chemo/radiation?
Replies: 0
Views: 358

Anyone had zero change in tumor size following 5 weeks chemo/radiation?

I am reading over the notes from my most recent scan. The dimensions they give for my tumor are the exact same as they were before the treatment. Does the tumor continue to shrink past 5 weeks post chemo/radiation?
by Deep
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surviving radiation for rectal cancer
Replies: 269
Views: 65491

Re: Surviving radiation for rectal cancer

Sorry to ask a new question, but how long after radiation ended with the diaherra (for those who got it) go away? I have 3 more days (the boosts) and I am ready for this particular side effect to end. I never experienced the diarhea too much, but do notice that you are doing 28 sessions. Just wonde...
by Deep
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What Week Of Chemo/Radiation Do The Symptoms Start Getting Worse?
Replies: 20
Views: 2749

Re: What Week Of Chemo/Radiation Do The Symptoms Start Getting Worse?

Well, I made it through my last treatment of radiation. Still no pain when I poop. I have some skin tenderness on my backside, and I feel a little dazed, but other than that, I think I made it through this pretty well. I know it might get worse over the next week after reading through other's experi...
by Deep
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What Week Of Chemo/Radiation Do The Symptoms Start Getting Worse?
Replies: 20
Views: 2749

Re: What Week Of Chemo/Radiation Do The Symptoms Start Getting Worse?

My last treatment is next Thursday. They started me on a Thursday and I will end on a Thursday. So, these are the last two weeks. I have had a noticeable side effect that I have not seen mentioned on here. I have woke up in the middle of the night a dozen times it feels in the past couple of nights ...

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