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by cashmere
Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My ONC released me
Replies: 9
Views: 2216

Re: My ONC released me

Congratulations!!! I was released in May after 10 years seeing my ONC. I follow what you do pretty much, but I have 2 dogs, so I walk about 4-5 miles a day. I do have permanent neuropathy but it is manageable with Lyrica. Glad to hear you are feeling great. My QOL is pretty good although I do have G...
by cashmere
Sun May 21, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Fingerprint lost....how bizarre!!
Replies: 14
Views: 2512

Re: Fingerprint lost....how bizarre!!

I also lost my fingerprints. I found out trying to access phone also. It is very bizarre.
by cashmere
Thu May 04, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 10 years ago today
Replies: 17
Views: 3753

Re: 10 years ago today

Congratulations!!

I was 10 years 4/27/17, I am right behind you!!

Stay the course, Pearl
by cashmere
Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newly diagnosed
Replies: 11
Views: 2612

Re: Newly diagnosed

Hi Caymangirl,

I waited until I was 51 also but my surgeon said that it was a slow growing cancer so I probably would have been in the exact position 1 year earlier. So don't beat yourself up for waiting.
Life gets in the way a lot of times.

We are here to help so ask away, Pearl
by cashmere
Sun Dec 25, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 4 year stage IV cancerversary
Replies: 58
Views: 7046

Re: 4 year stage IV cancerversary

Bev,

Good to hear from you and congratulations on 4 years!!!!!

How is your husband doing?

Pearl
by cashmere
Sun Dec 25, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Oxaliplatin and neuropathy
Replies: 13
Views: 3559

Re: Oxaliplatin and neuropathy

Are you taking any medications for it? I have permanent neuropathy (almost 9 years now) and I take Lyrica which let's me have a good QOL. I walk at least 3 miles per day, the only thing I can't do is stand in one place, that is painful. I have not tried Chelation, but I would be curious if that woul...
by cashmere
Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:52 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colon Cancer, Obesity and Bariatric Surgery
Replies: 13
Views: 2337

Re: Colon Cancer, Obesity and Bariatric Surgery

I wanted to chime in because I was morbidly obese most of my early days. I am not an emotional eater so I do have that going for me. I lost 130 pounds through weight watchers when I was 26 and kept it off for many years until I was diagnosed in 2007. During treatments I gained 20-25 pounds and reall...
by cashmere
Sun Oct 16, 2016 7:42 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How long do Folfox side effects last!
Replies: 8
Views: 3379

Re: How long do Folfox side effects last!

My experience was that my neuropathy set in at 2 months post last chemo. I did have it prior but nothing like it is now. Mine is permanent and I manage it with Lyrica. It took me about a year to get most of my energy back. You are probably much younger than me, I was 52 when I finished treatments. I...
by cashmere
Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:26 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Just Got Diagnosed
Replies: 7
Views: 1156

Re: Just Got Diagnosed

I was also diagnosed at 51 after my first colonoscopy. I think it is more common than we thought. Take it a day at a time, things will go very fast. They take cancer very seriously. Welcome!!
by cashmere
Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:19 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: what is a normal weight loss for CRC surgery and chemo?
Replies: 20
Views: 3544

Re: what is a normal weight loss for CRC surgery and chemo?

I lost about 15 pounds after surgery, put it back on and stayed the same during chemo. After reversal put on 20 pounds and that lasted about 6 years. Finally got rid of that but it took me a year and a half!! Back to my pre cancer weight.
by cashmere
Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:10 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Neuropathy
Replies: 12
Views: 2648

Re: Neuropathy

I have permanent neuropathy now. I have had it since 2008. I have tried all drugs but I take Lyrica, it is the only one that gives me relief. I take it at night and I can get through 24 hours. The only thing I can not do is stand in one place for any length of time. I can walk forever!!
by cashmere
Sat May 21, 2016 7:51 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: hysterectomy surgery
Replies: 13
Views: 1671

Re: hysterectomy surgery

My doctor wouldn't do a complete, just took ovaries, he felt it would be too hard of a recovery after having chemo/rad.
by cashmere
Sun May 08, 2016 7:29 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Problems with Fingerprints (after chemo)
Replies: 14
Views: 2376

Re: Problems with Fingerprints (after chemo)

Hi Jaynee,

I realized I lost my finger prints when I tried to use my IPhone security with the fingerprint feature. Every time I set one up, it never worked, but my husband's worked like a charm... It was very frustrating!!
by cashmere
Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:40 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: We lost our furbaby yesterday
Replies: 19
Views: 2430

Re: We lost our furbaby yesterday

Thank you so much for the outpouring!! Jaynee, his name was Kodiak, for brown bear as he was a brown Newf. I know almost everyone has experienced the loss of an animal, it is heart wrenching.
by cashmere
Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: We lost our furbaby yesterday
Replies: 19
Views: 2430

We lost our furbaby yesterday

I haven't posted in a long time, but read every day. Our Newfoundland was almost 9, he developed a limp and it was found that he was riddled with arthritis in his hips. We tried several drugs to keep him comfortable, but we lost the battle. We had someone come to the house yesterday to send him over...

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