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by Windswept
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Need your hindsight! (Scared)
Replies: 11
Views: 965

Re: Need your hindsight! (Scared)

I'm sorry she's going through all of this. 5fu is typically not a highly emetic drug so my instinct is that something else is going on. My understanding is that the DPD deficiency causes cardiac issues, but I agree with the other comment that it is worth asking about. Have they tried olanzapine? It ...
by Windswept
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage IV parents with young child(ren)
Replies: 11
Views: 1979

Re: Stage IV parents with young child(ren)

Thank you for your replies! Gina, I will absolutely check out that book. I am open to anything if it can help pull me back into the present. I have been writing to my son for about a year, and I guess that does help me feel a little more in control, but I have to be in the right mindset to do it, ot...
by Windswept
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: APR surgery DONE!
Replies: 4
Views: 630

Re: APR surgery DONE!

That's great news! My recovery was very smooth, I was back at work after 3.5 weeks. I was told to walk around as much as possible and start to sit as soon as I could in little spurts. My wound was closed with staples. I hear that recovery is a lot longer if the wound is left open/packed. The itching...
by Windswept
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage IV parents with young child(ren)
Replies: 11
Views: 1979

Stage IV parents with young child(ren)

Hi, this is my first post here, but I have been reading for a while. I've been stage IV all along, but we were chasing cure. In March we moved to confirmed incurable. I have a four-year-old son and the sadness and despair about leaving him motherless is nearly all-consuming. I haven't been able to c...

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