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by Claudine
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Please allow me to introduce myself
Replies: 17
Views: 1667

Re: Please allow me to introduce myself

Wow ME... I'm sorry to read all this, what a roller coaster ride. Your positive attitude is amazing! I hope your scan reveals what's currently going on - it's always better to know, so a treatment plan can be formulated. Despite all the research, we still know so little about cancer. Why it can be c...
by Claudine
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: A thought on chemo side effects
Replies: 10
Views: 1042

Re: A thought on chemo side effects

Hello SilverWedding, I don't think that there's an obvious way to diagnose neutropenia beside a blood test. DH didn't feel any different this time than last time, yet his neutrophils had decreased substantially... Nausea and fatigue are to be expected with radiation. And unfortunately, the only real...
by Claudine
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Please allow me to introduce myself
Replies: 17
Views: 1667

Re: Please allow me to introduce myself

Welcome, ME. It looks like you've already been through a lot... DH is on Folfiri after failed Xelox, so far so good, maybe that would also be good for you?
XXX
Claudine
by Claudine
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Ice Pop During Chemo
Replies: 6
Views: 472

Re: Ice Pop During Chemo

Ouch!! That sounds painful. When DH was on XELOX anything not warm felt like swallowing glass shards. Among the weird "electric shock" symptoms he experienced: Lhermitte Sign. He would bend his head and an electric shock would shoot all the way down to his calves! Because of his vertebrae ...
by Claudine
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: A thought on chemo side effects
Replies: 10
Views: 1042

Re: A thought on chemo side effects

We were kinda upset to hear this morning that DH would get his 9th Folfiri treatment postponed by a week because of neutropenia. But then I found this article: https://medivizor.com/blog/SampleLibrary/colorectal-cancer/does-chemotherapy-induced-neutropenia-improve-survival-in-metastatic-colorectal-c...
by Claudine
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Bucket List
Replies: 43
Views: 2406

Re: Bucket List

DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hubby and I dream of going to Asia together (he's been, I haven't). We kept postponing because of this and that... Next "clear" window we're going!
by Claudine
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage IV parents with young child(ren)
Replies: 11
Views: 1591

Re: Stage IV parents with young child(ren)

Very powerful post, PainInTheAss. Thank you...
by Claudine
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mop up chemo - Port vs non-port for Oxi?
Replies: 21
Views: 1649

Re: Mop up chemo - Port vs non-port for Oxi?

Good call Sinewaves! I hope you don't need the port, but if you do, it really is no big deal.

Claudine
by Claudine
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Take me away to that special place - Picture Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 7247

Re: Take me away to that special place - Picture Thread

Peanut8 your puppy is adorable!!!
Here are a few curious penguins, checking on hubby.

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by Claudine
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What do you think?
Replies: 34
Views: 2249

Re: What do you think?

I am really sorry that you're going through this rough patch, Brokenwings. What a roller coaster ride this effin' disease is... I understand your disappointment, but hopefully it's just a temporary setback? The chemo appears to be working - in the sense that your tumors are shrinking. We're in the s...
by Claudine
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hair removal - help?
Replies: 13
Views: 837

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 - always...
by Claudine
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Take me away to that special place - Picture Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 7247

Re: Take me away to that special place - Picture Thread

Maybe also a few giant jellyfish... This one was several feet across!

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by Claudine
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Currently in the ER...woo.
Replies: 56
Views: 3215

Re: Currently in the ER...woo.

Like others above I wonder if that's caused by Avastin? Hopefully nothing *too* serious!
XXX Claudine

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