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by Siti
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Chemo break due to covid-19 outbreak
Replies: 12
Views: 486

Re: Chemo break due to covid-19 outbreak

Zephyr — thank you! I’ve not heard of henna therapy and will certainly ask him if he’d like to try. Last week his feet were so painful he couldn’t walk. So working from home is definitely quite helpful. He too applies cream minimum 3x a day and sometimes cover with gloves and socks. Roadrunner — I j...
by Siti
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Chemo break due to covid-19 outbreak
Replies: 12
Views: 486

Re: Chemo break due to covid-19 outbreak

The oncologist assured him it would make no difference and would allow his immune system a better chance to repair itself Here too - taking a two week Xeloda break to give my immune system a boost. I'm more afraid of COVID-19 than I am of the cancer. My husband is on the same maintenance chemo. Doe...
by Siti
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Chemo break due to covid-19 outbreak
Replies: 12
Views: 486

Re: Chemo break due to covid-19 outbreak

It’s comforting to know that your hospital is proactive about safety measures and care for their patients. Less trips to the hospital, the better. My husband is due for his next visit this Friday — according to the hospital website, no visitors for radiotherapy but 1 visitor is allowed at outpatient...
by Siti
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Chemo break due to covid-19 outbreak
Replies: 12
Views: 486

Re: Chemo break due to covid-19 outbreak

We have checked with our doctor several times and he reassured us that cancer care would be their priority. It seems like the other hospitals in our country are now prioritising Covid19 patients but since our hospital is primarily a cancer hospital, our oncologist said that they’ll try to keep it th...
by Siti
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scary times . . .
Replies: 40
Views: 2332

Re: Scary times . . .

I promise, this is going to be my last post on the mask as I don’t want to offend anyone. Reason I’m so passionate about this topic is I feel that transparency is important, especially in time of crisis. We need to build trust. Face masks are so stigmatised across Europe (and the US) that people are...
by Siti
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scary times . . .
Replies: 40
Views: 2332

Re: Scary times . . .

I agree with you roadrunner. Well articulated! Perhaps I wasn’t clear with what I meant by social distancing won’t work — I believe that the ONLY way to controlling the virus or flattening the curve is to have an enforced stay at home lockdown. If only we have a society that is as disciplined as the...
by Siti
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scary times . . .
Replies: 40
Views: 2332

Re: Scary times . . .

I fully agree with Stu. As a caregiver, I feel that I need to be responsible if the general public is still taking it easy and meeting up in groups. If it wasn’t for my husband’s diagnosis, I would be willing to sacrifice myself for the benefit of “herd immunity” so that I can contribute in protecti...
by Siti
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scary times . . .
Replies: 40
Views: 2332

Re: Scary times . . .

"Because they don't fit tightly, they may allow tiny infected droplets to get into the nose, mouth, or eyes. Also people with the virus on their hands who touch their face under a mask might become infected," John Hopkins Medicine said in a blog post. Lee If your read the statement carefu...
by Siti
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scary times . . .
Replies: 40
Views: 2332

Re: Scary times . . .

Stu — Indeed I heard that supplies are getting stolen! What’s unsettling is that cancer patients are vulnerable especially during treatment yet the staff are behaving like they’re invincible. My best friend is a gynaecologist in Singapore and the hospitals there are so well prepared, that she’s actu...
by Siti
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scary times . . .
Replies: 40
Views: 2332

Re: Scary times . . .

By the way, are the medical teams in your area following the international guidelines? It’s quite shocking to see that last Friday when were at the local cancer hospital here, NONE of the medical staff, doctors or janitors wearing any masks. The nurse who administered the IV for my husband was even ...
by Siti
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Clear scans!
Replies: 20
Views: 1029

Re: Clear scans!

That’s awesome!! Very happy to hear the great news!
by Siti
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scary times . . .
Replies: 40
Views: 2332

Re: Scary times . . .

Hey Jep, Happy to hear from you and that your husband is responding well to chemo. Something positive to focus on. Europe is totally not prepared for this or have the capacity to manage to situation. The Dutch government pretty much implied that the only way forward is to slow down the spread but ul...
by Siti
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Cryotherapy to Prevent Neuropathy (Icing hands and feet and sucking on ice chips)
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: Cryotherapy to Prevent Neuropathy (Icing hands and feet and sucking on ice chips)

I’ve seen a women in our hospital using cooling cap to reduce hair loss. So it should theoretically work the same way. However there are some people who think that it prevents chemo from reaching stray cancer around the head if any. I guess it depends what stage you’re in.
by Siti
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How risky is it to take a chemo break?
Replies: 10
Views: 487

Re: How risky is it to take a chemo break?

My husband had 1 week break for 2 infusions out of 6. Once he was hospitalised for fever and another terrible cramps. His treatment was CAPOX so it’s once every 3 weeks. Our oncologist said that 1 week break between infusions are ok and doesn’t make a difference if the body needs to recover. In his ...
by Siti
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Lukewarm to positive?
Replies: 6
Views: 330

Re: Lukewarm to positive?

Same here Claudine, I’ve learned to appreciate what’s given to us even if it means living life 1 scan at a time. I promised to him that we’d celebrate each time we get a good scan (which we did 10 mins ago!). The both of you are remarkable and I hope the both of you will continue to celebrate love a...

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