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by weisssoccermom
Fri Feb 05, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Covid 19 vaccine
Replies: 98
Views: 24277

Re: Covid 19 vaccine

So, had dose #2 of Moderna yesterday afternoon. Headache started within 10 minutes and some lightheadeness...following the exact same pattern after my first dose. Headache was BAD last night and Tylenol barely touched it. BTW...no Tylenol or ibuprofen for six hours after injection. That was fun! A f...
by weisssoccermom
Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Covid 19 vaccine
Replies: 98
Views: 24277

Re: Covid 19 vaccine

Beckster, Hopefully this will help calm your fears a bit. I, too, had an allergic reaction to oxi after the first does....and nothing from my first COVID shot other than a slight headache and lightheadedness. I am also allergic to some darn many drugs.....some give me a horrible rash but most give m...
by weisssoccermom
Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Covid 19 vaccine
Replies: 98
Views: 24277

Re: Covid 19 vaccine

I had my first shot of the Moderna vaccine this past Thursday. A slight headache and some minor lightheadedness. However, to be fair, I didn't get much sleep the night before and due to an early 'Mom, my car broke down...can you help'.....I didn't have anything to eat before I had to run out the doo...
by weisssoccermom
Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Covid 19 vaccine
Replies: 98
Views: 24277

Re: Covid 19 vaccine

HI guys, I hesitated to post a moderator 'hey guys, this is a warning' type of a post and I'm still not really going to. I'm simply asking that we, as a group, chill a little bit about our words, our political views, etc. I'm sure I can safely say that 2020 has a been a trying year for EVERYONE....C...
by weisssoccermom
Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Covid 19 vaccine
Replies: 98
Views: 24277

Re: Covid 19 vaccine

I can simply say that while I am a little nervous (I have a history of severe allergic reactions to drugs), I am ready and willing to take it. My friend's daughter who is an ER nurse at Harborview (Seattle) and has seen so many patients come in with COVID....received her shot this week. My GP who ha...
by weisssoccermom
Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Replies: 3
Views: 763

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

A little late in the day but...better late than never! 2020 sure has been a WEIRD year.....one that I wish would go away and never come back. However, on this Thanksgiving Day, I am thankful for many things...my family, my friends and right now, I am thankful that I have not caught COVID. Yes, that ...
by weisssoccermom
Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Am I panicking for no reason? Slight rise in CEA levels
Replies: 13
Views: 2874

Re: Am I panicking for no reason? Slight rise in CEA levels

Years ago, on a test that I had a good 10 years out, my CEA jumped and the doctors were perplexed. I was talking to my surgeon at the time and she had the same issue with one of her patients. (BTW...this ....keep reading....still happens today). She (surgeon) told me that oftentimes labs switch from...
by weisssoccermom
Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Prep for colonoscopy
Replies: 14
Views: 2902

Re: Prep for colonoscopy

A few years back, my surgeon (she does my scopes) told me that the doctors in the surgery/GI clinic all had to do the preps to understand what the patient was going through. That was an eye opener for her. I NEVER am given the nasty stuff (although none of them are particularly pleasant). I did love...
by weisssoccermom
Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Not tolerating Xeloda. Are there any options?
Replies: 15
Views: 3255

Re: Not tolerating Xeloda. Are there any options?

Here is another suggestion that has worked for some people. Some doctors will use a 7 day on/7 day off Xeloda dosing. It may help you better tolerate the pills but first please try and reduce your carb intake. That may significantly help. Talk with your doctor about a different cycle....it's not a w...
by weisssoccermom
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Not tolerating Xeloda. Are there any options?
Replies: 15
Views: 3255

Re: Not tolerating Xeloda. Are there any options?

If you think its the Xeloda, here are some questions you should answer. 1. When are you taking the pills? You should NEVER take Xeloda on an empty stomach nor should you take it with a meal. You SHOULD take it within 30 mins after finishing a meal. You can take it anywhere from 1 min to 30 mins AFTE...
by weisssoccermom
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Prep for colonoscopy
Replies: 14
Views: 2902

Re: Prep for colonoscopy

Never had it....just wanted to say hi to another old timer :D Found this drug card for it online. As long as you aren't on Medicare or Medicaid.....this will work. Don't know how much it costs but every little bit helps. https://www.suprepkit.com/Savings Last year when I had my scope, my doctor Rxd ...
by weisssoccermom
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 658

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!!

This world is so crazy right now...COVID-19 and all that goes with that, protests and in the case with this board...cancer always lurking....lets just try to have this one day off from all of these problems and enjoy our 4th of July. That being said, just celebrate with your close, immediate family ...
by weisssoccermom
Sun May 31, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T - surgery a few days ago, it hurts and need advice
Replies: 4
Views: 1084

O/T - surgery a few days ago, it hurts and need advice

Sorry for the O/T rant/vent. This is hard to type with one hand so likely won't be long. I had surgery on Tuesday (5/26) and it is still so swollen, ugly and totally bruised. When I wad around 9, I shattered my wrist pretty badly. Bones repaired themselves but the blood supply to one bone didn't. Ev...
by weisssoccermom
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: High CEA, normal colonoscopy, need advise.(continuation)
Replies: 6
Views: 1734

Re: High CEA, normal colonoscopy, need advise.

Hello Michael, First of all, I want to reassure you that CEA can easily be influenced by inflammatory processes within the body. Now, that doesn't mean that a sprained ankle or a simple cold will raise one's CEA....both my surgeon and onc have debunked that. However, serious/widespread inflammation ...

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