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by Patty17
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Dr. wants an ultrasound (liver/gallbladder) SCARED
Replies: 23
Views: 1823

Re: Dr. wants an ultrasound (liver/gallbladder) SCARED

Hi KS — Fingers-crossed everything is fine and you get results quickly! I’ve had gall bladder issues (and subsequent removal) and what you’re describing sounds very familiar (right side under rib, pain can range from achy to stabbing, comes and goes). First step to explore those issues is a liver/ga...
by Patty17
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How did you first discover or got diagnosed with colorectal cancer ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2138

Re: How did you first discover or got diagnosed with colorectal cancer ?

I was diagnosed at my first colonoscopy, age 50. My husband was the driving factor for even scheduling the procedure because he needed one also (a bit late for him as he’s a year older than me). We went to the GI doctor together, etc. We even considered doing both of our colonoscopies at the same ti...
by Patty17
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: DH Stage 3C started chemo yesterday.
Replies: 4
Views: 1067

Re: DH Stage 3C started chemo yesterday.

Hi Melissa — Agree with all of the above. Some adds: I was told to expect hair “shedding” 2-3 weeks after first FOLFOX dose and it was right on time and more than I thought. Your spouse may even get to ditch shaving for awhile! And it’s never too late for a good skin care regiment. Don’t skip moistu...
by Patty17
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 3C Recently Diagnosed - need support
Replies: 18
Views: 3145

Re: 3C Recently Diagnosed - need support

Congratulations on four down, MJ! Way to go! I would equate FOLFOX doses 4 - 8 like a series of blind dates: each one a little different, some good qualities, some bad. Don’t be surprised if some side effects show up for one cycle and disappear for another. There is a cumulative effect for tiredness...
by Patty17
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My teenager is mad
Replies: 6
Views: 1541

Re: My teenager is mad

Hi AppleTree! Sounds like you are taking so many positive steps and enjoying time and experiences with your amazing son! Love that you are sharing so much and laughing together. I have two boys around your son’s age (15 and 13 at the time of my diagnosis) and they were so angry. Each one showed it i...

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