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by michelle c
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 5FU pump
Replies: 9
Views: 305

Re: 5FU pump

Mine wasn't a pump as such. It looked like a baby's bottle with a condom inside :) It made no noise. At night I wore it in a fanny pack around my hips quite loosely. I could still sleep on my side if I wanted too. I was given a steroid just prior to my chemo treatments and this is what would keep me...
by michelle c
Wed May 30, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Will they operate in more than one spot affected. Im so sad
Replies: 8
Views: 493

Re: Will they operate in more than one spot affected. Im so sad

You need another opinion and someone who will treat you aggressively. I'm not sure where you are but I feel that you need to do this or have someone help you with it, especially as you are so young. I've heard lots of stories where one doctor offers no hope but another will.
by michelle c
Tue May 15, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: A Low Carbohydrate, High Protein Diet Slows Tumor Growth and Prevents Cancer Initiation
Replies: 7
Views: 774

Re: A Low Carbohydrate, High Protein Diet Slows Tumor Growth and Prevents Cancer Initiation

On the morning show on television here, a couple of weeks ago, there was a segment about the Paleo diet with Pete Evans and they talked about a documentary called The Magic Pill. I have been looking into doing Paleo only because I have put on weight and I feel that I am eating too many carbs. Anyway...
by michelle c
Fri May 11, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: A Low Carbohydrate, High Protein Diet Slows Tumor Growth and Prevents Cancer Initiation
Replies: 7
Views: 774

A Low Carbohydrate, High Protein Diet Slows Tumor Growth and Prevents Cancer Initiation

There have been discussions on here in the past about sugar and cancer. I thought that avoiding sugar, or adopting a low carb diet, would not necessarily lower your cancer risk or help as a treatment. Just wondering what people thought about this https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/673f/e1fa28d32b3ba76...
by michelle c
Wed May 09, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Diagnosed 9 years ago TODAY! 1/2/2009
Replies: 19
Views: 2110

Re: Diagnosed 9 years ago TODAY! 1/2/2009

Hi Diane, I was diagnosed in May 2009. I don't visit or post here much anymore, but try and help when I can and still check in. Unfortunately, many who I connected with on here are no longer around. It has been a wonderful resource and place to find support, inspiration, knowledge and understanding....
by michelle c
Wed May 09, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Just diagnosed and it's EVERYWHERE...what to do now??
Replies: 24
Views: 2063

Re: Just diagnosed and it's EVERYWHERE...what to do now??

A cancer diagnosis is extremely unsettling.Have you just found all that out from your current stay in hospital? What a lot to take in. My heart goes out to you at this time especially while you take it all in and find information on treatment etc. Have you had surgery as yet? Best wishes to you
by michelle c
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Working during Irenotecan
Replies: 5
Views: 710

Re: Working during Irenotecan

I had 12 treatments of FOLFIRI. Never had FOLFOX. I was told that irinotecan is harsher on the digestive tract, harder on neutrophils and more hair loss. I didn't really have diarrhoea but apparently it is quite common. I had bad nausea from day 1 to day 3. I also had a "funny" feeling in ...
by michelle c
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New here My son has colon cancer
Replies: 27
Views: 2290

Re: New here My son has colon cancer

Hi Capri, I was diagnosed at age 44 and had a similar diagnosis to your son. Males are a bit different to us females and tend to just get on with things, my husband is like this anyway. I was paralysed with fear at times and the best thing for me was feeling "normal" and doing "normal...
by michelle c
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Today's CT Scan/1 Year from Resection
Replies: 8
Views: 916

Re: Today's CT Scan/1 Year from Resection

I had annual CT scans and bloods every three months. My onc/surgeon didn't recommend that I have scans more frequently.
by michelle c
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Black
Replies: 8
Views: 1145

Re: Black

I hated chemo...loathed it. I was super anxious throughout the infusion and was very ill...unable to take my head off the pillow ill for the first 3-4 days. I couldn't sleep due to the steroids and didn't have an iPad or smart phone to distract me. TV or movies didn't interest me either. Friends and...
by michelle c
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Beansmama is gone.
Replies: 38
Views: 4140

Re: Beansmama is gone.

Thank you for letting us know Tracy. I can't believe she's gone....so very sad. I thought she was doing better but the surgery must have really taken its toll. She went through so much and just seemed to take it all in her stride, with courage and strength. Such a very special person. She will be mi...
by michelle c
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: chemo - no side effects yet
Replies: 9
Views: 714

Re: chemo - no side effects yet

That's great! I would start to feel "off" usually on the way home from chemo. The next morning, I would feel nauseous (nausea set in overnight) and would continue until I got my 5FU disconnected. The nausea and general yuckiness was quite severe. I would then start to feel better once I wa...
by michelle c
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: GOOD NEWS ON BEANSMAMA
Replies: 122
Views: 14505

Re: GOOD NEWS ON BEANSMAMA

I don't come here as much anymore but I just wanted to say Yay!!! Larry has been evicted!! Such great news Beansmama and I am so happy to hear that you're doing well. You're surgeries were not a walk in the park and it will take time to recover. You have been through a lot but it's all upwards and o...
by michelle c
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hate prepping and now They found a polyp!
Replies: 27
Views: 2070

Re: Hate prepping and now They found a poylop!

This is the reason you need to have a colonoscopy every year - to check and remove any polyps. With Lynch, polyps generally grow quicker, and so the risk for colon cancer increases, hence the need for yearly colonoscopies. It is more than likely benign. Try not to stress while waiting for your resul...
by michelle c
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New and husband just diagnosed
Replies: 36
Views: 6865

Re: New and husband just diagnosed

Hello, Sorry to hear about your husband but you have found a good support place here! I know only too well how scary a cancer diagnoses can be. I know it's hard but try not to google too much. I researched and googled a lot initially, but it only heightened my anxiety. I feel that the doctor had no ...

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