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by tizme
Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:26 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: If you didn't have much time left on this earth,
Replies: 37
Views: 3530

Re: If you didn't have much time left on this earth,

Maybe I'm a little more realistic than some. Yes, I would love to cross of my bucket list. Travel the world, be a rock groupie, but the reality is, that I would want to spend as much time as I could with the people I love. In the end these are the people that I have loved, and that will love me year...
by tizme
Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:07 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mom's diagnosis
Replies: 7
Views: 1043

Re: Mom's diagnosis

Hi. I haven't posted in a while, but I have been in yours shoes. Mom was diagnosed with 3C colon cancer in July 2010. I found this board and group of peple to be very helpful. The best advice I can give to you is to make sure you stay on top of your moms medical records. The doctor has a lot of pati...
by tizme
Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Dad is fading away slowly..
Replies: 32
Views: 2590

Re: Dad is fading away slowly..

Catta, I am sorry this is happening to you and your family. I"m also in my early 40s, and just lost my mom a few weeks ago. It is very tough. And you are not giving up by accepting this. When we realized there was nothing more we could do for mom medically, we decided to help her spirtually (an...
by tizme
Fri Oct 28, 2011 1:24 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My Mom is Gone
Replies: 34
Views: 2235

My Mom is Gone

My beautiful, amazing mother passed away this morning at 630 am. I don't know what else to add. I'm angry, sad and numb. But I am very greatful that the end didn't last long, and it gave us time to say our goodbyes, make arrangements, and for my mom to see all the people she has loved in the world a...
by tizme
Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:56 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Refuses Chemo, What next?
Replies: 18
Views: 2984

Re: Refuses Chemo, What next?

Micky, Undergoing chemo is not a walk in the park at any age. You have to respect his decision. I am a caregiver to my mom, she has a very agressive form of cancer, which recurred with 6 weeks. After her second line treatment, she went to palliative care and hospice, where she is now. If you want to...
by tizme
Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:29 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Cea
Replies: 4
Views: 708

Re: Cea

Hi Grace, I had every copy of my moms blood tests, scans, xrays faxed to me prior to her next visit with the onc. This enabled me to do my own research and be prepared with questions. However, this was also the way I found out the cancer had recurred and had to break the news to my siblings. Being a...
by tizme
Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Has anyone dealt with inoperable obstructions?
Replies: 4
Views: 1060

Re: Has anyone dealt with inoperable obstructions?

Hi, My mom has an obstruction in her colon as well. It is a partial blockage, not complete, however the blockage moves. She has been in hospital for 2 weeks now with vomiting. She can't keep anything down. They have stopped chemo and ruled out surgery. She is now in palliative care. They are making ...
by tizme
Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:01 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: No more treatments
Replies: 12
Views: 1062

No more treatments

Mom has officially been told that the chemo isn't working for her. Her cancer progressed on Folfiri and Avastin. She now has a full blockage in her colon. Chemo isn't an option, she is too weak for surgery. She went to hospital 10 days ago for vomiting. She went down hill very fast. They kept her th...
by tizme
Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:01 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Anyone experience sporadic pain from tumors?
Replies: 2
Views: 550

Re: Anyone experience sporadic pain from tumors?

My mom had sporadic but intense shooting pains from the tumor located between her ribs. We didn't even know she had the tumor until we did a PET scan, two weeks after the onset of pain, at which point it had grown quite large. She also currently has pain in her right ascending colon from a tumor she...
by tizme
Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:50 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Doc Wants To Stop Chemo
Replies: 4
Views: 947

Re: Doc Wants To Stop Chemo

Thanks for replying. Mom's rib metasis was taken care of via radiation a couple of weeks ago. She had a local recurrence and met to the rib at the same time. The local recurrance is in the same spot in the ascending colon as the oriignal tumor was. Last time we checked it was 4.7 cm. The surgeon did...
by tizme
Mon Oct 03, 2011 12:22 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Doc Wants To Stop Chemo
Replies: 4
Views: 947

Doc Wants To Stop Chemo

My mom went to the hospital last week for vomiting. The hospital kept her for a few days, put her on an iv and tried to control her pain level. They wanted to make sure they had the nausea and pain under control. Well it's been a week, they've had her off the iv for two days now. Her feet started to...
by tizme
Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Need help with nausea
Replies: 1
Views: 478

Need help with nausea

Mom is not handling the nausea well. She's done 3 rounds of Folfiri with Avastin and for her 4th round they did 5FU and Avastin. She vomited again last night and this morning. Doc changed her medication to onadestron as needed, but it doesn't seem to be working. Then they added Emend to the mix, but...
by tizme
Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:45 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: So this might be opening up a can of worms, but...
Replies: 52
Views: 4369

Re: So this might be opening up a can of worms, but...

.[/quote]If I can jump in here... in BC there are a number of private surgical facilities and diagnostic services which CAN be paid for privately..is that not the case in ON ???? I could have traveled to Seattle OR gotten a private PET scan (or MRI) in Vancouver prior to my VATS surgery. I would hav...
by tizme
Fri Sep 23, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: So this might be opening up a can of worms, but...
Replies: 52
Views: 4369

Re: So this might be opening up a can of worms, but...

Hi Jess, We are located in Canada. We have free health care here. This does not cover our meds, however after a certain portion per year $1000.00 maximum per person, the Pharmacare programs kicks in. I usually have to wait about 3 months for regular ultrasounds and colonscopies for myself. I had an ...
by tizme
Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:08 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Chemo or No Chemo for Stage 3A at 82 years
Replies: 22
Views: 4304

Re: Chemo or No Chemo for Stage 3A at 82 years

Hi, My mom (68) was a stage 3C patient, she underwent surgery followed by Folfox. This stuff kicked her ass. It made her weak, nausea, unable to eat, neuropathy, constiaption. She wound up in the hospital for proctitic, low white blood cell count, dehydration several times. And after all was said an...

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