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by horizon
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New Member here needs support !
Replies: 9
Views: 844

Re: New Member here needs support !

Jacqueline, it's completely normal to feel sad, angry, disbelief, etc. Take time to deal with the news. When I was first diagnosed I was in complete shock and felt like I was outside my body. I couldn't think. I couldn't sleep. I could hardly breath. These first few weeks are scary but you can do t...
by horizon
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: For Stage III's: NED for how long now?
Replies: 723
Views: 173127

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

Jimswife wrote:Coming up 7 years cancer free , ct results today confirmed that , feeling very blessed x


Awesome! They stopped doing CT scans on me. So happy for both of you.
by horizon
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Four years clean
Replies: 14
Views: 1144

Re: Four years clean

Congrats good sir!
by horizon
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Tattoo during scope?
Replies: 10
Views: 794

Re: Tattoo during scope?

I had this done as well. Sigmoidoscopy after a recent colonoscopy was not fun. My surgeon said it would help him know exactly where the tumor was for the lapro surgery.
by horizon
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Anyone doing xelox and xeloda. Please help
Replies: 26
Views: 2091

Re: Anyone doing xelox and xeloda. Please help

Please try to calm down and don't over analyze things. Look at this as just something you have to do. No, it's not fun but its not permanent either. It will be over at some point. Regardless of which protocol you choose, there are going to be days when it just stinks! You push through it....turn on...
by horizon
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Finally figured out why I got Colon Cancer
Replies: 5
Views: 1103

Re: Finally figured out why I got Colon Cancer

I agree, you've probably OD'd on bacon :shock: BUTT I was a once a week bacon and eggs guy, and maybe twice a week BLT sandwich guy ALSO with your type of exercise regimen and doing a mediterranean diet for years AND the only common link I guess = I was an older guy with a BUTT :( Ditto on this. Do...
by horizon
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Fainted during prep
Replies: 5
Views: 1009

Re: Fainted during prep

This has happened to me both times I’ve done the prep. They both happened at the same time too. I had taken the second does of Miralax around midnight, then went to sleep. I woke up a couple of hours later to go to the bathroom and then the fun started. On my first colonoscopy prep I got really lig...
by horizon
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Fainted during prep
Replies: 5
Views: 1009

Re: Fainted during prep

That had to be so scary for you. I hope he wasn't hurt too badly. I've come very close to fainting once during the prep. For me it was a really bad reaction to the dulcolax pills. I haven't had it happen again since refusing to take those.
by horizon
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Done with chemo
Replies: 6
Views: 807

Re: Done with chemo

Congrats!
by horizon
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Just got real, y'all
Replies: 29
Views: 3396

Re: Just got real, y'all

I had read that some people could feel a discomfort or even a pain with the first few bites of something, right after that first part. Well, last time , I got the tiniest hint of it feeling different. This time, though, my teeth hurt! What? Open mouth, no prob. Close mouth, fine. But try to chew th...
by horizon
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Just got real, y'all
Replies: 29
Views: 3396

Re: Just got real, y'all

Oooh! More of that cold sensitivity! Just had a sip of cold water coz hot flashes making me a crazy, reckless thang.!. Felt like tiny little ice crystals forming then melting along my lips, over my tongue. WEIRD sensation! :shock: Yep, it's really weird. I ended up microwaving drinking water before...
by horizon
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Health Insurance Help
Replies: 13
Views: 1156

Re: Health Insurance Help

Cancer is stressful enough. I'm sorry you have to deal with these other unfortunate parts of it. Don't think of it as making him work, I worked through chemo and radiation and found it both manageable and an escape. Keeping moving, being normal helps keep cancer from owning you in my experience. Thi...
by horizon
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 5 years cancer anniversary - NED!
Replies: 10
Views: 1170

Re: 5 years cancer anniversary - NED!

That's a huge milestone. Congrats!
by horizon
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: oxaliplatin
Replies: 9
Views: 919

Re: oxaliplatin

My onc immediately reduced the dosage when I told him I was getting some neuropathy in my fingertips. I don't know what my dosage was before/after.

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