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by Lee
Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: FOLFOX failed
Replies: 14
Views: 635

Re: FOLFOX failed

. . . Depending on what happens with my biopsy, I'd like to talk to my doctor about immunotherapy but don't know what genetic testing revealed & if I'm eligible. So sorry to read about your latest scans. That is a hard pill to swallow. Yes do look into immunotherapy. Also not sure where you are...
by Lee
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Scheduled for end of month, and I fear I might have colon cancer
Replies: 15
Views: 823

Re: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Scheduled for end of month, and I fear I might have colon cancer

I am so sorry to read your last post. I was hoping for a different outcome. GI doc tend to know cancer when they see it. I was told at the end of my scope. Generally it takes about a week for results to come back, butt you can ask the GI, s/he should give you an honest opinion. Regarding staging, ge...
by Lee
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Using a vaginal dilator after radiation
Replies: 8
Views: 668

Re: Using a vaginal dilator after radiation

. . . Now when I use them, there is still no pain, just awkward. But now I have small traces of blood each time. It isnt heavy and I do not continue bleeding after using them. I am wondering if this is normal.t curious on your thoughts. . . I use a dilator, and yes sometimes there will be light ble...
by Lee
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: A reaction to what?
Replies: 6
Views: 308

Re: A reaction to what?

It would be great if they could find out for sure which cocktail is causing your allergic reaction. This was many years ago, a women here did develop an allergic reason to FOLFOX. They were able to give it to her in a hospital setting, at a much slower rate. Maybe they could do this with you too. So...
by Lee
Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery Tomorrow - 27th New Zealand Time
Replies: 54
Views: 14222

Re: Surgery Tomorrow - 27th New Zealand Time

Maggie Nell wrote:Kia Ora Steve,

You popped into my mind this week of Thanksgiving and have bumped your thread in case you've been lurking. Hope you
got over the hump and you're still with us mate.


ditto, hope you are recovering from your ordeal and mostly back to normal.

Take care,

Lee
by Lee
Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer stage IV
Replies: 170
Views: 35153

Re: Rectal cancer stage IV

I am here drinking coloscopy prep, I will have it tomorrow, and I am very happy since I never got one (the tumor was blocking the scope). My older dog is not able to stand up anymore. He is over 13 and has a chronic illness typical for the breed (intestinal lymphagiectsia). So nobody was expecting ...
by Lee
Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Daily enema question - new member
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: Daily enema question - new member

Hi and welcome, I don't do enemas as I have a permanent colostomy, butt if you input "daily enemas" in the top left search engine, you should be able to get a lot of information that way. There are many people here who do daily enemas with great success. Hopefully one of them will see this...
by Lee
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Radiation Xeloda Side Effects Question
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: Radiation Xeloda Side Effects Question

Sorry no has responded. Have you tried protein shakes? I understand her nausea, butt mine did clear up following treatments. Some things I found to avoid nausea, eat several small meals (snacking) vs 3 large meals. Food in stomach keep nausea at bay. Junk food is better than nothing. Have her eat wh...
by Lee
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: DARK CHOCOLATE EFFECTIVE FOR DIARRHEA
Replies: 1
Views: 191

Re: DARK CHOCOLATE EFFECTIVE FOR DIARRHEA

Wow, this is news to me. I never had a problem with diarrhea prior to my diagnoses except if I was sick. Post treatment, I go from normal BM to diarrhea in my "new" normal BM. Since treatment, I've noticed, greens, especially spinach, will give me the runs. Cheese on the other hand will bu...
by Lee
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 71 year old waiting for ileostomy reversal
Replies: 1
Views: 114

Re: 71 year old waiting for ileostomy reversal

Hi and welcome, I went with a bag from the start. Radiation destroyed 2/3 of my rectal muscles, thus I was tied to toilet anytime I ate, 20+ BM daily. My bag gave me my life back. So I don't have any experience with reversals. From what I've read here, yes the first few months can be a challenge. Ho...
by Lee
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New here
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Re: New here

Yes you will have to wait for the pathology report.

If this helps any, I was told they found cancer in me. No if and or butts about it.

Hopefully if it is cancer, they caught it early.

Was this your first scope, how old are you?

Please keep us posted.

Lee
by Lee
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Is colon cancer curable completely?
Replies: 11
Views: 875

Re: Is colon cancer curable completely?

. . . let's say, if he does have it, is it curable on any stages . . . I'm coming up on a 15 years. They told me I was cured a few years back. I was an advanced stage III. At the time of my diagnoses, some people told me I had a 30% chance of being alive in 5 years. Believe me, a lot of advancement...
by Lee
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Sad news
Replies: 17
Views: 1378

Re: Sad news

(((Missy))) Please accept my sympathy on the passing of your dear husband. It sounds like it was quick, sometimes that can be a blessing. A good friend lost her FIL a few weeks back. Cancer, they told him, he had about a year to live with chemo, he died less than 2 weeks later. A lot of what you des...
by Lee
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I bought baby wipes and apple juice yesterday...
Replies: 9
Views: 427

Re: I bought baby wipes and apple juice yesterday...

Good luck with your upcoming scope. Hope it's all good news.

Going to keep my fingers and toes crossed so that you can see Guns N Roses.

Let us know all it all come out. Maybe a pic of you in Hawaii with GNR in the background.

Lee
by Lee
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newly diagnosed 7 years ago !
Replies: 14
Views: 559

Re: Newly diagnosed 7 years ago !

CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is totally AWESOME. May you always reside in NEDville

Sista Nut,

Lee

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