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by sevenyear
Thu Jan 11, 2007 2:45 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How to chase away the blues -- suggestions?
Replies: 24
Views: 4549

whiner

Obviously you didn't read any of the previous posts: Be grateful that 1. Your married, have a child already and your husband hasn't left you. You aren't single or divorced and don't have to convince anyone that you are a great "long term" prospect. 2. you were diagnosed in 2006. Most people now live...
by sevenyear
Thu Jan 11, 2007 12:29 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Panitumumab/Xeloda Side Effects
Replies: 4
Views: 1270

Vectribix

Sounds pretty bad. I'm only on round 1 so its not that bad yet. Vaseline intensive care and antibiotic soap appears to help the face for a short time.-haven't resorted to antibiotic creams yet. I also have red rash under the hair on top of my head (I know, I'm lucky to still have hair). What can be ...
by sevenyear
Thu Jan 11, 2007 12:19 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Cat Scan vs PET Scan
Replies: 2
Views: 1292

PET vs CT

From the standpoint of getting them , for the PET you are injected with radiactive sugar, wait an hour and the the PET shows activity whereever an active cancer absorbs the sugar rapidly (thus no exercise before the PET). A CT (with contrast) you are injected with iodine during the scan and drink a ...
by sevenyear
Tue Jan 09, 2007 1:15 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: numbness in fingers and feet
Replies: 15
Views: 5687

Oxaliplatin numbness

still have some numbness from oxaliplatin 2 1/2 years ago. Vitamins B6 & B12 help some people-only time has lessened mine.
by sevenyear
Mon Jan 08, 2007 1:33 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How to chase away the blues -- suggestions?
Replies: 24
Views: 4549

blues

Being physically active and also new girl friends worked for me at first (although both are almost impossible while actively doing chemo-take advantage of the between chemo time). During the first five years I continued my active life of skiing, traveling, whitewater, and team sports in-between oper...
by sevenyear
Wed Jan 03, 2007 1:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: chemo effects
Replies: 2
Views: 941

Reply Chemo effects

I still have numb feet from 3 months on Oxaliplaatin 2 1/2 years ago-though the numbness lessened slightly over time. Irritican caused hair fall out & fatigue, but but the toughest thing for me was hiccups. None of the stuff Drs gave me for hiccups worked-I found through experience that if I did...
by sevenyear
Wed Jan 03, 2007 1:04 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Avastin
Replies: 15
Views: 2971

Avastin

Only had slightly elevated blood pressure (took with Xeloda) It shrank my liver mets and abdominal wall met slightly & lowered CEA for about six months; then quit working-best result I've had from any chemo (except Xeloda by itself) over last seven years.

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