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by gep
Sun Aug 17, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My love has passed on
Replies: 84
Views: 8812

Re: My love has passed on

Kathleen and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss.
Gloria
by gep
Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:05 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: He's ready to go - my sweetheart
Replies: 51
Views: 5004

Re: He's ready to go - my sweetheart

You've already proven what a strong woman you are. Unfortunately it's going to take even more strength to get through this stage as well. May the memories you have created and will create sustain you for the years to come.
Gloria
by gep
Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:35 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: At that point: clinical trial or hospice
Replies: 35
Views: 3229

Re: At that point: clinical trial or hospice

Haven't been reading lately. Was so saddened to see your post. It's hard to make the shift from aggressively seeking/getting treatment to just letting things take their course. Give him some hugs and the words you want him to take with him on this leg of the journey and get some words for yourself a...
by gep
Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:27 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Help with SSDI
Replies: 26
Views: 2565

Re: Help with SSDI

What's crappy is that the date of disability starts the first day of the month after you've been found disabled. As a result, either call in for an application or start it online before August 1, 2014 and allege a date of disability in July or earlier. Working 30 hours a week isn't necessarily the m...
by gep
Tue May 20, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: About to file for SSDI, coming to terms with what is ahead
Replies: 11
Views: 1814

Re: About to file for SSDI, coming to terms with what is ahe

There's a 5 month waiting period before SSDI kicks in. As a result, it's important to allege an onset date that's accurate. If you really haven't been working for the last 5 months because you've been out sick more than at work, allege that as your onset date despite the fact that you were at work. ...
by gep
Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: No more oxaliplatin for me - now what?
Replies: 24
Views: 2665

Re: No more oxaliplatin for me - now what?

Belle, I'm glad it happened to you this Spring, because I think there are a few immunotherapy trials out there that might be available and easier on you than oxi. My husband went through the same thing and it was scary to watch. I don't know whether there's a desensitization process that could help ...
by gep
Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: lymp nodes to close celiac artery and inferior vena cava
Replies: 3
Views: 842

Re: lymp nodes to close celiac artery and inferior vena cava

I almost didn't answer you because I didn't want you to see that my husband died last summer. However, he had a very good response to folfox and avastin with celiac lymph node involvement. It didn't last, but it worked for a while. I recommend that he go to a major cancer center like MD Anderson or ...
by gep
Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:05 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 2 surgeries in a week
Replies: 10
Views: 856

Re: 2 surgeries in a week

Kathleen,
Glad to hear that things are going in the right direction.
All my best,
Gloria
by gep
Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Question on Early IRA Withdrawl
Replies: 12
Views: 2485

Re: Question on Early IRA Withdrawl

Stage IV will get you SSDI quickly (compassionate allowance) but not if you're "engaging in substantial gainful activity" which generally means making more than around $1100 a month.
by gep
Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:34 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: acute renal failure - SECOND TIME!
Replies: 9
Views: 1375

Re: acute renal failure - SECOND TIME!

Dianne,
Eli hit that almost kidney shutdown when he tried to go back on folfox. It's a scary thing but he recovered, too, and went on to some more limited chemo and a clinical trial. My thoughts are with you.
Gloria
by gep
Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Brain mets -2nd round
Replies: 24
Views: 3470

Re: Brain mets -2nd round

Hello all.
Maia,
My thoughts are with you and your friend.
Gloria
by gep
Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:29 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: too many mouth washes - which for what?
Replies: 6
Views: 740

Re: too many mouth washes - which for what?

Actually, my husband never did the salt thing. He swished biotene every day twice a day and it really helped to prevent mouth sores. Don't know if it's really for getting rid of them, though.
Gloria
by gep
Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:24 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Sort of O/T My Pity Party- RSVP
Replies: 50
Views: 4404

Re: Sort of O/T My Pity Party- RSVP

I look for your posts so just post when you can. All you can do is put one foot in front of the other and keep on going. Know that everyone here is rooting for you and Steve. Also, there's another part to that swinging chicken thing that my father-in-law used to love to share. If the chicken while y...
by gep
Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My soulmate, my husband, my love, Michael is free
Replies: 44
Views: 8092

Re: My soulmate, my husband, my love, Michael is free

so sorry to hear of your loss. He's at peace but your loss goes on. Sending you and your family hugs.
Gloria
by gep
Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Kathryn in MN
Replies: 59
Views: 7740

Re: Kathryn in MN

I've been checking and checking. Still a shock. May she rest in peace and my deepest condolences to her family and friends.
Gloria

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