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by simon031003
Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Wives of husbands with Stage IV Colon Freaking Cancer
Replies: 3547
Views: 722314

Re: Wives of husbands with Stage IV Colon Freaking Cancer

Hi everyone, Sorry I haven't been here for awhile. I have been thinking of you all so much. It has been 7wks since Scott left us and is just doesn't get any easier. I feel imprisoned with grief and have been avoiding everyone and everything which I know has to change. It was recently on the news th...
by simon031003
Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:58 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Suze died
Replies: 36
Views: 7632

Re: Suze died

I am so sorry for your loss. I can honestly say that I know what you are going through as my husband died last night as well. Prayers to you and your family. With love and support we will get through this. My husband also had mets to the liver and his liver was failing at the end also.
by simon031003
Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:25 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: No more pain for Esteban
Replies: 54
Views: 9447

No more pain for Esteban

My dear sweet Esteban passed away last night. He had a peaceful passing and was comfortable. He is now whole again and sitting at the feet of our Awesome God. His wish was to be pain free and not to suffer for weeks. His was granted his wish. He was up talking all day Saturday, and then yesterday he...
by simon031003
Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:59 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Time for hospice
Replies: 26
Views: 2187

Time for hospice

Esteban has officially stopped treatment and we have called in hospice. He is currently in the hospital due to pain and vomitting. The drs suspect it is the beginning of liver failure. I have talked to the kids, and we are now prepared for the new stage of this journey. We don't know how long we wil...
by simon031003
Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: erbitux; dehydration; ending treatment
Replies: 6
Views: 1399

Re: erbitux; dehydration; ending treatment

May have spoke too soon. He has started throwing up again. Ugh I wish I knew what to do for him.
by simon031003
Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: erbitux; dehydration; ending treatment
Replies: 6
Views: 1399

Re: erbitux; dehydration; ending treatment

Niki, Yes it appears they are heading down the same road. The last two days have been great though. He has felt very good. Almost to the point where he will probably decide that continuing treatment is worth it. I have been looking into trials but where we are located there aren't many options, and ...
by simon031003
Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: erbitux; dehydration; ending treatment
Replies: 6
Views: 1399

erbitux; dehydration; ending treatment

The past two months have been a rollercoaster ride for sure. So many things have happened since December 1st that I can't even remember what all I have shared. The long and short of it is that he had a heart episode ( some say heart attack and some say reaction to 5fu); found out that he has mets on...
by simon031003
Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: mom stopped chemo...now what..
Replies: 10
Views: 3576

Re: mom stopped chemo...now what..

My dh is almost in that same position. The past week has been rough on him. He said that he is just tired of being sick. It broke my heart, but I told him that when he was ready to stop treatment that I would understand. As much as I hate to lose him; I can't stand to see him suffer. I know it is ha...
by simon031003
Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:27 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Yellowish skin color
Replies: 2
Views: 1044

Re: Yellowish skin color

I agree with Hannah. Yellowing usually means jaundice and is the entire body. We just went through this with dh. Ask the dr if they have checked his bilirubin levels. If you are concerned with the coloring please make the dr do further testing to find out the cause.
by simon031003
Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage IV with no positive Lymph Nodes
Replies: 6
Views: 1261

Re: Stage IV with no positive Lymph Nodes

My husband does have lymph node involvement. Was just in lymph nodes and I thought in the beginning that was a good thing. We are learning now that it is NOT a good thing to be in lymph nodes. It has now spread to liver and pancreas. I would think from everything that I have read that no lymph nodes...
by simon031003
Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:15 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Just sayin'
Replies: 11
Views: 2068

Re: Just sayin'

Bev, I feel every emotion that you feel. We have lost so so many dear souls last year. I think of them often esp but not limited to Bill and Galeen. I can only imagine what they would be thinking about now. I am almost afraid to log on lately because of all the teenage drama. My life has much more i...
by simon031003
Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I CUT MY FINGER... because of this cancer .... terrible pain
Replies: 61
Views: 8228

Re: I CUT MY FINGER... because of this cancer .... terrible

I hardly ever post to these threads, but this one cut me to the core. My husban suffers pain every hour of every day from this STUPID cancer and yes I mean FROM the cancer. Until you have gone through surgery and chemo and all the other treatments these courageous fighters have been through, we can'...
by simon031003
Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Distant lymph node metastasis with no organ involvement
Replies: 17
Views: 4337

Re: Distant lymph node metastasis with no organ involvement

My dh was an Olymphian until last month when it spread to his liver and pancreas. It has been over 2 years since diagnosis so stats are really only that. Like someone else said, blow the stats out of the water.
by simon031003
Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:55 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: OUT OF THE BOX II - Some interesting combinations STAT3
Replies: 11
Views: 2024

Re: OUT OF THE BOX II - Some interesting combinations STAT3

The trial was a little over 2 years ago and at the time you had to have No Evidence of Disease and the surgery had to have clear margins. The reason is because one arm of the trial was 6 folfox treatments with Celebrex and the other was 12 folfox treatments with Celebrex and another arm with placebo...
by simon031003
Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: OUT OF THE BOX II - Some interesting combinations STAT3
Replies: 11
Views: 2024

Re: OUT OF THE BOX II - Some interesting combinations STAT3

Fede,

I know they were, maybe still are, doing clinical research of Celebrex in conjunction with Folfox. My husband was initially offered to be in the trial but since the margins weren't clear he was not eligible.

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