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by horizon
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New and nervous
Replies: 10
Views: 661

Re: New and nervous

I was scared before my first colonoscopy. This video that Katie Couric did helped me immensely. I'd give her a hug if I had the chance!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adMfyB-eHoI
by horizon
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How to support my husband??
Replies: 7
Views: 234

Re: How to support my husband??

I tried my best to avoid statistics but I'll never forget one day reading a magazine early in my journey and I happened to see a chart with the survival rates of stage 3 patients. I almost threw up it upset me so badly and it haunted me for days. You have to remember that most CC patient are MUCH ol...
by horizon
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Port Removed - 1.5 years later.
Replies: 11
Views: 407

Re: Port Removed - 1.5 years later.

I was concerned about how I'd fair to be honest. I mean I used to be really squeamish with just a shot or blood draw, but after 1.5 years of treatment - figured I'd toughened up a bit. It wasn't bad. It did feel weird. I did have a mental sensation that he was cutting into me like a rough steak wit...
by horizon
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Did you travel during treatment?
Replies: 19
Views: 489

Re: Did you travel during treatment?

I hate that I'm being "that guy" but if it was me I wouldn't want to do it. If I started feeling bad I wouldn't want it to be when I'm thousands of miles from home. And with your compromised immune system you're being exposed to so many different variables in a foreign country (and a plane...
by horizon
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Port Removed - 1.5 years later.
Replies: 11
Views: 407

Re: Port Removed - 1.5 years later.

Congrats! You're braver than I am. I insisted that they knock me out for it!
by horizon
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: To share my “ghost” story
Replies: 9
Views: 565

Re: To share my “ghost” story

You're not being selfish at all. Some people fade away, some keep posting regularly, and some (like me) are a mixture of both.

I'm glad things are still going well for you my dude!
by horizon
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Almost 6 years
Replies: 29
Views: 963

Re: Almost 6 years

I love it. Congrats buddy!
by horizon
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Quality of life on Folfox and others
Replies: 18
Views: 1848

Re: Quality of life on Folfox and others

I've gone through 7 cycles of FOLFOX with 4 more planned. The First Bite Syndrome is the worst side-effect so far. I have some cold sensitivity but it's not severe. I can drink cold liquids and take things out of the refrigerator bare-handed, but not from the freezer. My hands and feet feel a bit o...
by horizon
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Quality of life on Folfox and others
Replies: 18
Views: 1848

Re: Quality of life on Folfox and others

You have to remember that everyone reacts differently. I did Xelox and I did start to have some neuropathy. I told my oncologist immediately and he reduced my Oxy infusions (it went away for me eventually). I was able to work (and work out at the gym) during the six months. I took of Wed for infusio...
by horizon
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colon Camp 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 8667

Re: Colon Camp 2019

O Stoma Mia wrote:My Adventures at Colon Camp (MPM)
https://cancerowl.com/comic/2017/8/8/sketch-story-colon-camp


I really enjoyed reading that. Thanks for sharing it.
by horizon
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Bev G
Replies: 50
Views: 15855

Re: Bev G

My condolences for her family and friends. I'm sorry to hear this and had just been re-reading a message from her to me in 2012 when I had my first colonoscopy and let her know it turned out clear. At that time, horizon (posted just above me) also sent me a helpful message ... thank you. Some other...
by horizon
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Bev G
Replies: 50
Views: 15855

Re: Bev G

I was dreading clicking this thread. Very sad to hear that. Condolences to her family.
by horizon
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T - some Pics from my son's wedding
Replies: 11
Views: 630

Re: O/T - some Pics from my son's wedding

Wow, they had a very talented wedding photographer.
by horizon
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Tips for a Folfox newbie – starting Tuesday
Replies: 31
Views: 6292

Re: Tips for a Folfox newbie – starting Tuesday

Thanks again to you all for the great advice and experiences. I was really struggling to imagine what the experience would be like for me. With one round under my belt and your experiences in my in-box, while I'm not taking anything for granted, I'm less daunted by a crippling fear of the unknown. ...
by horizon
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Port removed
Replies: 7
Views: 558

Re: Port removed

Initially, it seemed to be the only thing I thought about....it was always there, the worry, what if it comes back? However, with time it did get better. I remember thinking, wow, I haven't thought about cancer for a few hours...but I think that that was quite a few months after I finished treatmen...

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