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by SilverWedding
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: A thought on chemo side effects
Replies: 10
Views: 769

Re: A thought on chemo side effects

My husband is on Day 13 of 28 Xeloda Radiation in hopes he can then have surgery. How do I know if he has neutropenia? He is feeling nauseous (since Day 1) off and on, and fatigue is setting in a bit. How will I even know that this is working? No other symptoms, but maybe this is still “early” in th...
by SilverWedding
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Bucket List
Replies: 43
Views: 2073

Re: Bucket List

Pyro - This was two years ago. When I see that line-up again, without my dad this time, I’ll think of you in that background, and that the thrill up there was merely a glimpse of Heaven. Just prayed for a miracle for you and my husband and the “BrokenWings” writer on here. We need miracles. https://...
by SilverWedding
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Bucket List
Replies: 43
Views: 2073

Re: Bucket List

What a weekend! Lunch at Dukes in Malibu, Arthur Js and Fishbar in Manhattan beach and a few speed limits broken. Most incredible car I’ve ever driven. A bit nerve racking driving around a $350,000 car, but worth it. To answer a previous question, I was a US Air Force Lt Col and F-16 fighter pilot....
by SilverWedding
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Here we go. Xeloda dosage question
Replies: 13
Views: 992

Re: Here we go. Xeloda dosage question

SilverWedding - Would you be able to update your signature so that it contains all of the recent important information that you have learned from your doctors and from the written reports that you have now received? Right now there are a number of data items missing from your signature for a patien...
by SilverWedding
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Nine Year Anniversary
Replies: 13
Views: 1124

Re: Nine Year Anniversary

Needed this. Thank you.
by SilverWedding
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What do you think?
Replies: 34
Views: 1866

Re: What do you think?

Dear Paola,

I’m glad you got the anti-depressant, and I really hope it helps. I just prayed you have everything get better. I hope you can have some distractions over this next two weeks before scans.

Cynthia
by SilverWedding
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Anyone just beginning Chemoradiation with Xeloda?
Replies: 2
Views: 301

Anyone just beginning Chemoradiation with Xeloda?

I’d be encouraged to walk the journey together. Just picked up a second anti-nausea Rx for my hubby. Hoping it works.
by SilverWedding
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Advice - Sick and sleep round the clock by Day 4 of chemorad
Replies: 3
Views: 356

Advice - Sick and sleep round the clock by Day 4 of chemorad

Just sad and looking for hope. My husband is on Day 4 of chemorad. He is sleeping all day now. He is nauseous what little time awake. Maybe I should be glad for him - perhaps he will sleep away the passing of time of not feeling well. But it’s hard to see. Is this normal or should I myself call radi...
by SilverWedding
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Partial radiation
Replies: 12
Views: 1598

Re: Partial radiation

Radiation was tough but I would consider it easier than six rounds of FOLFOX. I had pain, holes, digestive issues and the feeling that I need to go but that all faded two weeks after it was over. It shrunk the tumor by over 90%. There were a lot of time when the feeling that I needed to go was the ...
by SilverWedding
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Here we go. Xeloda dosage question
Replies: 13
Views: 992

Re: Here we go. Xeloda dosage question

Hi SilverWedding, I’ve just finished 5 weeks of this so happy to help where I can! Firstly, you’re correct - what you are doing is called neoadjuvant chemoradiation therapy (CRT). Dosage: As others have said, please double-check with your onc or pharmacist on this. I was on 1500 mg, twice a day (17...
by SilverWedding
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Here we go. Xeloda dosage question
Replies: 13
Views: 992

Re: Here we go. Xeloda dosage question

HEY homie I have combined your 2 topic posts into one thread because now, all the discussion will relate to your questions. Oral Xeloda IS timed in relation to the radiation treatment = Check specifically with your own Oncs. I took Xeloda 24/7 and only had radiation 5 days per week. The precise dos...
by SilverWedding
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Here we go. Xeloda dosage question
Replies: 13
Views: 992

Should Xeloda be timed at radiation hour?

I’m reading old posts to get some reassurance. What I’m wondering is whether it is advantageous to take Xeloda during same hour as radiation. Some people are even on a dosage for only on radiation days! I’ve also read that some have purposely timed taking it during the hour of radiation, but I’m not...
by SilverWedding
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Here we go. Xeloda dosage question
Replies: 13
Views: 992

Here we go. Xeloda dosage question

I’ve stayed away a bit hoping this would all go away and/or not talking about it would reduce my breakdowns and migraines. But here we go. Radiation and what I’ve learned from you as neo-adjuvant (?) Xeloda starts tomorrow for six weeks. HANDLING The paperwork says to ask the doctor or something lik...

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