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by Zackattack
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 6 month scans clear
Replies: 21
Views: 3136

Re: 6 month scans clear

Congrats Rob! Keep up these milestones -- we're in this together
by Zackattack
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 3 year scan. Wish me luck!
Replies: 14
Views: 1399

Re: 3 year scan. Wish me luck!

Good luck! Get some good results and share the positivity!
by Zackattack
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Update (9 months post surgery) (6 months post chemo)
Replies: 23
Views: 2929

Re: Update (9 months post surgery) (6 months post chemo)

Yes Yes Yes, what CRguy said! Are you using a naturopath for your supplements/diet? If so, who and what supplements are you taking if you don't mind sharing? The node at my jawline/under ear was on the right side. Sloane Kettering looked at it and ran a CT scan and wasn't worried at all -- just mon...
by Zackattack
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Update (9 months post surgery) (6 months post chemo)
Replies: 23
Views: 2929

Re: Update (9 months post surgery) (6 months post chemo)

Hey Andre! Happy to hear from you and so glad to see that you're continuing to be well. Hi jts -- I remember reading your posts and am happy I could help you in any way -- feel free to reach out anytime if you have any questions or want to chat! Hi boxhill -- thanks for the reply now and also during...
by Zackattack
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Update (9 months post surgery) (6 months post chemo)
Replies: 23
Views: 2929

Re: Update (9 months post surgery) (6 months post chemo)

I got the push back on several extra markers so instead of begging I went out on my own and got the extra markers thru Life Extension. They use lab corp. Right now they are having a bloodwork sale. Oh, that's great! Thanks, i'll look into it now! Which other markers did you get done (and why if you...
by Zackattack
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Update (9 months post surgery) (6 months post chemo)
Replies: 23
Views: 2929

Re: Update (9 months post surgery) (6 months post chemo)

Congratulations on your success and on the birth of your son. Mine was only 3 months old when I was diagnosed. He’ll be 2 next month. Children truly are a blessing. I’m about 3 months late on my 1 year colonoscopy due to Covid I assume. It’s a marathon, not a sprint. Best wishes going forward. Yes,...
by Zackattack
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Update (9 months post surgery) (6 months post chemo)
Replies: 23
Views: 2929

Re: Update (9 months post surgery) (6 months post chemo)

Thanks for all the very kind words and your inputs. My port is fairly comfortable so I'm still on the fence, it does cost me $125 per visit every month so that adds up. Yes boxhill, I believe they are doing yearly CAT scans. Maybe it's my age (37?)...not sure why it's not 6 months or more frequent. ...
by Zackattack
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Update (9 months post surgery) (6 months post chemo)
Replies: 23
Views: 2929

Re: Update (9 months post surgery) (6 months post chemo)

https://imgur.com/a/5Mtboc7

There's me and my son Aviv. Only 5 photos -- hope it's okay to post them!
by Zackattack
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Update (9 months post surgery) (6 months post chemo)
Replies: 23
Views: 2929

Update (9 months post surgery) (6 months post chemo)

Hi All! I wanted to touch base and give an update on how everything has been and where I'm currently at in my life. I haven't posted in a long while as the message board became a habitual check it everyday thing and although this message board was the best thing ever for me during my hardest times, ...
by Zackattack
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Quick intro -- diagnosed Friday
Replies: 147
Views: 24181

Re: Quick intro -- diagnosed Friday

Hi All, Just wanted to give an update. Been doing chemo, on my third round of Xelox (Capox). Side effects are mostly just really annoying, my body seems to be tolerating everything well. Nausea and I'm not interested in any food practically (but i'm eating). Completely not myself, low energy, out of...
by Zackattack
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Quick intro -- diagnosed Friday
Replies: 147
Views: 24181

Re: Quick intro -- diagnosed Friday

Hi All, Wanted to drop in and provide an update. Been taking Xeloda since Tuesday morning, and had the infusion of Oxaliplatin Tuesday afternoon. Tues/Wed easy days and I pushed myself to go work out at the gym. Thursday the steroid or whatever wore off and the nausea was pretty real. I didn't take ...
by Zackattack
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Quick intro -- diagnosed Friday
Replies: 147
Views: 24181

Re: Quick intro -- diagnosed Friday

The two levels that were elevated were
Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST), Plasma 47 U/L [<=37 U/L]
Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT), Plasma 130 U/L [<=55 U/L]

No chemo ever before this blood test at 1pm today, except for taking the Xeloda earlier in the day (11am approx)

Thanks!
by Zackattack
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Quick intro -- diagnosed Friday
Replies: 147
Views: 24181

Re: Quick intro -- diagnosed Friday

Feeling loopy so far, if I get up too fast from the couch I see white in my peripherals for a few seconds but don't feel like passing out. Other than that, a tinge of nausea for a few minutes that passes. The neuropathy is weird, I'd describe it almost like the feeling you get of numbness on your to...
by Zackattack
Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Quick intro -- diagnosed Friday
Replies: 147
Views: 24181

Re: Quick intro -- diagnosed Friday

Hi, and thank you for all the replies. Earlier today I took my first dose of Xeloda and nothing abnormal yet. I'm currently receiving the Oxaliplatin right now and everything seems as good as it can be. My only concern was that when the blood was drawn and tested earlier the liver enzymes were eleva...
by Zackattack
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Quick intro -- diagnosed Friday
Replies: 147
Views: 24181

Re: Quick intro -- diagnosed Friday

Glad you're feeling good over all and hope the adjustment to the port is easy for you, Zack. You are doing well and putting one foot in front of the other to get to where you need to be. I'm finally adjusted to the weird feeling. I thought I'd be used to it only when it's about to be removed lol. H...

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