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by wombat
Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:03 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: All diagnosed under the age of 50
Replies: 129
Views: 18800

Re: All diagnosed under the age of 50

01/21/2010
Stage 3C
40 yrs. old
NED
by wombat
Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:33 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: RIP Crabbymonty's (Eric) wife, Sheri :(
Replies: 64
Views: 8555

Re: RIP Crabbymonty's (Eric) wife, Sheri :(

Heard this news last night. Still heartbroken.

RIP, Sheri.
by wombat
Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Post-surgery (APR) numbness
Replies: 4
Views: 1436

Re: Post-surgery (APR) numbness

Reporting out after my original post about a year and a half ago. Perineal numbness has plateaud - it slowly got better in the months after surgery, but has plateau. I just accept it now. But frankly, it's no big deal. As far as sexual functioning, I need to rely on the little blue pill. Not preferr...
by wombat
Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: how long for neuropathy
Replies: 23
Views: 3469

Re: how long for neuropathy

Finished oxi in December 2010 with numbness in my feet, which has gotten slowly better over the past year and half. Today, my feet still feel numb, but only from time to time. For the most part I don't notice. It's worst after exercising (running, cycling).
by wombat
Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Possible taboo subject ? Advice please ?
Replies: 35
Views: 3833

Re: Possible taboo subject ? Advice please ?

By no means a taboo subject. I had an APR in June 2010, finished treatment in 2010, and am still dealing with/figuring out issues. For me, it hasn't been the chemo, but the consequences of having had an APR. The numbness in my perineal region appears to be permanent, and I'm finding I have to rely o...
by wombat
Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: really? accidents after 14 months
Replies: 22
Views: 2152

Re: really? accidents after 14 months

For what it's worth, to follow-up on Mark's comments ... If anyone who is having bowel problems after a resection, and is considering a permanent colostomy, it's not all that bad. Okay, yes,, it's a permanent colostomy, which sucks royally no matter how you view it, but if you have the option to irr...
by wombat
Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: SUPPORT GROUPS - Local Nationwide Please List Yours!
Replies: 51
Views: 163967

Portland, OR

Portland Area: Colon, rectal and anal cancer education and support group Providence Portland Medical Center Cancer Support Services 4805 NE Glisan St., 1st Floor Cancer Tower Portland, OR 97213 Meeting dates: 3rd Tuesday of each month Time: 5 - 6:30 p.m. For information call 503-215-6104 http://oreg...
by wombat
Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:21 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mercer Island Run - Washington State
Replies: 14
Views: 778

Re: Mercer Island Run - Washington State

Belle,

Turns out I'm in already in Seattle that weekend. I'm going to do my best to make it and participate in the 5K Get Your Rear In Gear Run. Let me know where you'll be volunteering once you find out, and maybe we can meet up!

Doug
by wombat
Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:34 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: No more CT scans
Replies: 22
Views: 2701

Re: No more CT scans

My team has me signed up for annual CT scans and colonoscopies for five years, CEA blood tests every three months.
by wombat
Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:21 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: how long for neuropathy
Replies: 23
Views: 3469

Re: how long for neuropathy

Finished up Oxi on 12/7/10. Neuropathy showed up in my feet *after* stopping the oxi. The numbness in my fingertips, which was never severe, just "there", is just now starting to go away, but it's still fairly pronounced in my feet. It's nothing that effects my daily activities, just feels...
by wombat
Sun Feb 27, 2011 4:05 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 5 years clean!
Replies: 10
Views: 1358

Re: 5 years clean!

Congratulations on the hitting the NED 5 year mark!!! It's always great to hear good news!

Doug
by wombat
Sat Jan 15, 2011 3:24 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: So, I gained 20 pounds since starting Folfox...
Replies: 17
Views: 3225

Re: So, I gained 20 pounds since starting Folfox...

Before FOLFOX I was down 20 pounds from my pre-diagnosis weight due to pre-surgery exercise regiment and surgery recovery. I pretty much put all that weight back on during adjucant chemo (Xeloda/Oxyalplatin). I had all my healthy food rules, but pretty much broke them all - didn't want all the fruit...
by wombat
Sat Jan 15, 2011 3:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: scan results - not good - sad
Replies: 36
Views: 4265

Re: scan results - not good - sad

Kathleen,

So sorry about the news. My thoughts are with you.

Doug
by wombat
Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:57 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Xelox / Xeloda Thread
Replies: 19
Views: 3522

Re: Xelox / Xeloda Thread

I'm finishing up round 2 of 6 adjuvant FOLFOX cycles. I have my oxy infusions on Friday, and my doctor doesn't place the prescription for the Xeloda until my infusion visit and they check my bloodwork. I get my Xeloda from the Walgreen's Special Pharmacy, which they have to ship to me, so I don't st...
by wombat
Sun Sep 05, 2010 3:10 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Post-surgery (APR) numbness
Replies: 4
Views: 1436

Post-surgery (APR) numbness

Hey everyone, I had an APR three months ago, on June 2nd, and I've been experiencing numbness in the perineal area from pretty much front to back since surgery. A lot of my friends in the medical field, including my urologist say that it can take up to six months to a year for post-surgery numbness ...

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