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by margotmagoo
Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:41 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Recurrance
Replies: 6
Views: 1335

recurrance

Fear of recurrance is natural...it is the "cancer cloud" above our heads that keeps us wondering about every twinge and ache. I got worried when I started to feel the EXTREME fatigue I felt before I was diagnosed. I would say to trust your instincts since you are more in tune with your body now more...
by margotmagoo
Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:29 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Ideas on boosting my white blood counts?
Replies: 9
Views: 1831

some thoughts..

A friend gave me a recipe book called Eating Well Through Cancer and it has recipes for all types of side effects including Neutropenia. I was also told of herbal remedies though my doc is not a fan of anything other that modern medicine. He feels that it can be detrimental to chemo so I am having t...
by margotmagoo
Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My Doctor's response to small lung met
Replies: 21
Views: 4308

There is always a solution...

Hi Eve, I remember watching the Ted Koppel special last May called Living with Cancer. It was a documentary about a friend of his who was fighting Stage IV colon cancer. He received his treatment at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. He had lung mets, but more than one, and the doctor there did a new exper...
by margotmagoo
Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:09 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hair no more!
Replies: 4
Views: 1200

Hair today...gone tomorrow

I remember asking the nurse about what would happen to my hair with Folfiri since I had just grown back a nice thick and newly curly head after Folfox. She said it would be worse. She was right and after the 2nd and 3rd treatments my hair fell out in globs and I was leaving my DNA all over town but ...
by margotmagoo
Mon Feb 18, 2008 4:35 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Inspirational and uplifting read....
Replies: 1
Views: 768

Inspirational and uplifting read....

I recommend the book "Chicken Soup for the Surviving Soul"! It has some really great stories and is full of positive thinking. I have been finding inspiration and solice in it. Also, on a more medical note...the book "Digestive Wellness" is another great resource. It talks of how you can boost your ...
by margotmagoo
Sat Feb 09, 2008 1:10 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Thoughts about cancer and death
Replies: 9
Views: 1800

I, too, lost a friend to this horrible disease last March. It is hard to cope since it is so close to home. You are correct in that everyone is different and will have different side effects and outcomes, etc. and we have to stay focused on healing and beating the odds. My most recent hospital stay ...
by margotmagoo
Sat Feb 09, 2008 12:47 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: some extra prayers for cindy31
Replies: 14
Views: 2610

My Sympathies

I am so devastated to hear that this disease has taken another loved one away. Stay strong everyone, Margot
by margotmagoo
Sat Feb 09, 2008 12:43 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Susan lost her battle
Replies: 10
Views: 1980

Sympathies...

I am so sad to hear this news. My heart goes out to you and her family. The mere thought of the degree of their loss is devastating.
Margot
by margotmagoo
Thu Jan 24, 2008 11:51 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Back after a lonnnng absence....
Replies: 6
Views: 1361

Thank you, Monique, for your kind words. I truly appreciate it. My surgeon was the best....they are out there and do exist! Actually, I have had 3 surgeons and 5 surgeries and all were great experiences in prep and recovery. All of them were personable and took time with me...especially my last surg...
by margotmagoo
Wed Jan 23, 2008 2:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Back after a lonnnng absence....
Replies: 6
Views: 1361

Thanks for the warm welcomes! Good to hear from all of you. Kelly -- the only thing I have noticed from Erbitux is skin related: annoying rash and dry skin. I was given a gel (Clinamyacin) to put on the acne-like rash which helps. I guess its trading off one unsightly or uncomfortable side effect fo...
by margotmagoo
Wed Jan 23, 2008 1:17 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: It was ten years ago today
Replies: 13
Views: 1984

Fabulous!

Ron,
News like yours is what we all need to hear! Congratulations to you...a true survivor against the odds the oncs give. I strive to follow in your footsteps!
Margot
by margotmagoo
Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:38 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Back after a lonnnng absence....
Replies: 6
Views: 1361

Back after a lonnnng absence....

Hello everyone...I hope you are all doing well since my last post in May 2007. I have not had the chance to read posts so I am not up to date on everyone's progress. I have missed this message board and all the support everyone offers but have not been able to find the courage to post until now. I e...
by margotmagoo
Tue May 15, 2007 11:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: TENNIS BALL MASS ON OVARY
Replies: 18
Views: 5379

Yesterday was 4 weeks post surgery and am now feeling better from my surgery. I also was experiencing the most pain on my lower right side. I assumed it was because that is where my appendix was. It is much better now. My surgeon said it is because I am right handed and hence right legged and use th...
by margotmagoo
Mon May 14, 2007 10:07 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Help!! I received different 2nd opinions!
Replies: 7
Views: 1848

Thank you everyone for your thoughts and input. It seems that it is a matter of preference rather than efficacy. I am not a big pill taker to begin with which makes me shy away from Xeloda. This biggest diffence between the different opinions was in the use of Ironoteacan....the Stanford doc said to...
by margotmagoo
Fri May 11, 2007 6:07 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Something I want to share about colon cancer
Replies: 4
Views: 1617

Thank you for sharing....this is EXACTLY the kind of encouragement and hope I need right now. So glad your mom beat is going strong. I would also be curious as to what her treatments were. There are currently so many advances and that your mom survived when there was less to offer is fantastic.

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