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by Lee
Wed May 16, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How can I help my family watch me die?
Replies: 20
Views: 1076

Re: How can I help my family watch me die?

. . . . Oh how I wish I could just pass away peacefully tonight in my sleep!!! Why can't euthanasia be a legal option? I'd so much rather take it than allow my loved ones to suffer needlessly, with no hope. I If you are in the USA, I believe there are 3 states that support "assistant death&quo...
by Lee
Wed May 16, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How can I help my family watch me die?
Replies: 20
Views: 1076

Re: How can I help my family watch me die?

I am so sorry to read this, I understand where you are coming from (I read your other thread), just so sorry to read this. Did you get a 2nd opinion? If you are with Hospice, they should have service that will help you and your family come to terms with what is about to happen. Hugs to you and your ...
by Lee
Wed May 16, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 894
Views: 76136

Re: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017

NHMike wrote:Read the post again and he said that the reversal and port removal would be at the same time.


I would take that as a good sign, that they got it all. Congratulations

Lee
by Lee
Wed May 16, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Xeloda, Avastin, post nasal drip and a cough
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: Xeloda, Avastin, post nasal drip and a cough

Not any real advice other than to follow up with you Onc. Could be nothing, butt a friend of mine came back from Israel, few days later ended up in the ER with breathing problems. Learned she had pneumonia. They believe she probably got the flu on the plane ride going home and then it turned into pn...
by Lee
Wed May 16, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Two Precancerous polyps at age 28
Replies: 3
Views: 253

Re: Two Precancerous polyps at age 28

Being overweight supposely can contribute to this disease. Butt it does seems like colon cancer runs in your family. If you are concerned about Lynch, by all means get tested. For what it's worth, I was diagnosed at age 46, no family history, and not overweight. My brother has always been clean. His...
by Lee
Wed May 16, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Male, 29... Constipated and thin stools.
Replies: 3
Views: 289

Re: Male, 29... Constipated and thin stools.

Good luck, Here's hoping it's nothing serious.

Keep us posted either way of you outcome.

Lee
by Lee
Wed May 16, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: As we come up on a year
Replies: 8
Views: 535

Re: As we come up on a year

(((exaussie)))

Thinking of you during this most difficult time.

Lee
by Lee
Wed May 16, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 894
Views: 76136

Re: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017

. . . I'm disappointed as I'm rather in a hurry to get rid of the bag and port. This would put surgery somewhere around October. . . I can understand the stoma, butt are they going to take both the bag and the port out at the same time? This was a long time ago (14 yrs ago), butt i had to wait 2 yr...
by Lee
Thu May 03, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Researching for my dad
Replies: 4
Views: 485

Re: Researching for my dad

Sorry to hear this is happening to your dad. Can they possibly put a stint in the are that needs to be reinlarged. Maybe leave it in that area for a few months.

I'm not a medical person, butt just my 1st thought.

Good luck,

Lee
by Lee
Thu May 03, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Capecitabine (Xeloda) and Hearing Loss ?!?!?!
Replies: 29
Views: 1955

Re: Capecitabine (Xeloda) and Hearing Loss ?!?!?!

NHMike wrote:I have one more Oxaliplatin infusion left, likely next Wednesday. I'll hear for this.


I had VERY gradual loss until that last infusion, I was losing my hearing while sitting in the chair. Thus the Dr to Dr referral.

My understanding, this is a rarer side effect.

Lee
by Lee
Thu May 03, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Capecitabine (Xeloda) and Hearing Loss ?!?!?!
Replies: 29
Views: 1955

Re: Capecitabine (Xeloda) and Hearing Loss ?!?!?!

Have other folk met this at all? Could it be permanent? :( Raising hand wildly, me, me, me! I actually lost 90% of my hearing during my last infusion. My Onc got one of those Dr to Dr referral and I was seeing a ear surgeon in 48 hrs. His comment was "generally chemo does not cause this, but t...
by Lee
Wed May 02, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Best way to utilize board effectively
Replies: 8
Views: 764

Re: Best way to utilize board effectively

This is a sticky near the top, butt has a lot of useful information. Terminology and abbreviations. http://coloncancersupport.colonclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=5366 When I was first diagnosed, some clinic wanted me to sigh up for their "yoga and relax class". I was complaining to a fri...
by Lee
Wed May 02, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: mom collapsed
Replies: 4
Views: 662

Re: mom collapsed

Hope she's okay, that can be very scary.

Lee
by Lee
Wed May 02, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: For Stage III's: NED for how long now?
Replies: 723
Views: 173228

Re: For Stage III's: NED for how long now?

Just to update, I've hit the 14 yrs mark since diagnoses of stage IIIC rectal cancer. My signature line tells the story. It is possible to beat this cancer.

Good luck to all of those in the trenches.

Lee
by Lee
Wed May 02, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: TIL Immunotherapy at NCI
Replies: 589
Views: 102040

Re: TIL Immunotherapy at NCI

teri3 wrote:Going this Sunday May 6th to be admitted for my TIL harvest surgery, apheresis is scheduled for Friday 11. Then the wait begins! I'll update as I know more.
Teri


Ditto on good luck.

Lee

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