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by Fishy
Fri Jul 07, 2006 12:58 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: kidney stints
Replies: 1
Views: 1101

kidney stints

i had a stint put in between my right kidney and bladder because Raphael(my biggest tumor) was blocking my right urether. anyhow, that was two months ago, and the pressure and discomfort is pretty much everyday now.it seems to be worst the first few hours after i wake up. does anyone else have a sti...
by Fishy
Fri Jul 07, 2006 12:19 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Neuropathy
Replies: 8
Views: 2099

i had magnesium/calcium infusions that helped a lot.
by Fishy
Fri Jul 07, 2006 12:05 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: sometimes people have good intentions....but
Replies: 27
Views: 8699

sometimes people's insensitivity and pettiness never ceases to amaze me.i use to work with these two women who were always on diets. one of them would always say stuff like, well you don't have to worry about weight , you have a perfect body, maybe i should try chemo.she has also called me a "skinny...
by Fishy
Tue May 30, 2006 2:29 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: not so good news today ..please respond need encouragement
Replies: 11
Views: 3276

heidi, i would not worry about your hair falling out with campostar, especially since you are so young. i had 12 treatments with 5-fu and oxyliplatin, and i lost about 20-25 percent of my hair. after about the 7-8 treatment it quick falling out all together. i later was switched from the oxyliplatin...
by Fishy
Tue May 02, 2006 2:05 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: To get married or not to get married...
Replies: 8
Views: 1886

iowaboy, if your girlfriend is eager for you two to get married no matter what and you want to as well, i say get married. but there are logical issues as well. if she wants to plan a wedding and all, that might be a tad hard to realistically make definite plans while dealing with the cancer as well...
by Fishy
Mon Apr 17, 2006 2:42 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hi I am new to the Board.....and scared
Replies: 10
Views: 2566

hi heidi, i am a stage iv and i was first hospitilized in june of 2002.i have had two surgeries and i'm on , i think, chemo #52 or #53. i have also been working full time the whole time. it has not been easy by any means, i have to eat good and exercise every day to keep up.i do know that the being ...
by Fishy
Thu Apr 13, 2006 2:45 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What Next? Just Need To Talk
Replies: 6
Views: 1900

i've been having the back pain for about 6 months, and i recently started xeloda and the pain has increased. now my whole body seems stiff a lot. so, i guess my first question is if anyone else has had pain/stiffness with xeloda. also, i need advice on pain pills. i have tried vivadin,oxycodine, hyd...
by Fishy
Mon Apr 10, 2006 2:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: If having cancer wasn't bad enough
Replies: 5
Views: 2595

unfortuneately, i am all too familiar with the painful bowel movements. i don't have a fissure, not sure what that is, but i was told that the intestines near my exit hole is inflammed. apparently, nothing can be done about it. anyhow, i was having tear jerking bowel movements, it felt like i was tr...
by Fishy
Wed Apr 05, 2006 2:53 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Herb treatment
Replies: 8
Views: 2230

thanks for responding alfred. where is your dad getting his treatment? also, let me know the name of the treatment when you get a chance.
by Fishy
Wed Apr 05, 2006 2:47 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Anyone having wicked headaches?
Replies: 5
Views: 1714

hi sue, the first two days after treatment, i usually wake up with slight headaches, they usually go away within a few hours. i found that if i drink a whole lot of water the nights before, the headaches are less intense or sometimes i don't get them.also, does anyone get the "eye burns" ???after ch...
by Fishy
Tue Apr 04, 2006 3:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Herb treatment
Replies: 8
Views: 2230

hey tuby, could you tell me more detail of what the herb treatment contains
by Fishy
Mon Apr 03, 2006 2:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 4
Views: 1471

i've been dealing with medical bills for four years (3 of the 4 years i've had two insurance policies). you're right , it never seems to end. they are constantly billing wrong,or trying to get money they've already collected. i've been sent to collections and court once, because i kept disputing bil...
by Fishy
Tue Mar 28, 2006 4:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reccurence
Replies: 11
Views: 3371

hey john, i've read/heard that late stage (3 adn 4 ) will most like reoccur between 12-24 months. i'm not trying to scare you, but i think you should be on the safe side and ask for a cat scan. i had a clear colonoscopy and four months later they found two 6 inch tumors on my ovaries. the doc didn't...
by Fishy
Fri Mar 24, 2006 3:37 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colon cancer in your twenties?
Replies: 13
Views: 30773

hi sarah,i was first hosptialized only three weeks after graduating college and a few days into my honeymoon. just when life was suppose to be starting, everything fell apart. it's been almost 4 years, and i'm still fighting stage iv. it's been hard, but there is always things to be happy about and ...
by Fishy
Mon Mar 20, 2006 3:06 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Natural Cellular Defence (NDC) & Mexico Hospital
Replies: 5
Views: 1988

hey tuby, my friend's dad went to mexico a few years ago for something called "keylation" treatment. he was stage 3 prostate cancer. he was only there for a couple months and his cancer went away , and he is still cancer free. i don't know much else about it, i could find out if you were interested....

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