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by Toby57
Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: FOLFOX Side effects--how long after last treatment?
Replies: 11
Views: 4427

Re: FOLFOX Side effects--how long after last treatment?

Jeanne: My last chemo was last June, and I still experience neuropathy mostly in my feet and a little at my fingers. I was told it could last more than a year with the possibility it never gets better. It really does not bother me, just it is a reminder that you had chemo. All other side effects are...
by Toby57
Sun Mar 25, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New here: Husband starts Xelox tomorrow.
Replies: 9
Views: 875

Re: New here: Husband starts Xelox tomorrow.

Sorry you had to join, but glad you found this site for support and learning from others who are going through similar situation to your husband. I myself have a similar diagnosis to your husband as you my signature below shows. Just like you, it was a shock to me, my wife and family, one day your a...
by Toby57
Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hubby's been sent home today .
Replies: 11
Views: 1177

Re: Hubby's been sent home today .

Tell your hubby not to worry about the delay. He has done and completed 8 treatments, and I was told by my Onc that there are currently studies that shows 9 rounds is just as good as 12. He mentioned that to me when I was delayed at the 10th round and it concerned me then, but he assured me that whe...
by Toby57
Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Preventable, treatable, curable
Replies: 50
Views: 3782

Re: Preventable, treatable, curable

I had a physical at age 50 which I did every two years , the stool test came positive with blood in the stool, and then was asked to take a kit and test again , came back all clear. Everything is fine, nothing to worry about I was told. Eight months later I went for my first colonoscopy as adviced b...
by Toby57
Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Pinch me! I may be dreaming...
Replies: 32
Views: 1625

Re: Pinch me! I may be dreaming...

Here is a pinch, heard a scream, no it is for real. Very happy for you, and hope you stay in Nedville town forever. Awesome news.
by Toby57
Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Best wishes Barbara
Replies: 11
Views: 577

Re: Best wishes Barbara

Best of luck Barbara, hope all goes well for you.
by Toby57
Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: post-resection update and scared of pathology report...
Replies: 7
Views: 653

Re: post-resection update and scared of pathology report...

No, you are not overreacting. Most of us if not all had the same reaction to the news with shock ,disbelief, why me , and the fear of the unknown. You have a lot going for you and for starters you are young and that will make you go through chemo a lot smoother than most who have other medical issue...
by Toby57
Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: PET showed cancer
Replies: 36
Views: 1926

Re: PET showed cancer

Diane: I really feel bad for the not so good news, you were looking forward for the last scan and were handed the bad news. I think that the it might have been there but too small to be detected . On the bright side it is only one met, jut get rid of it and look forward to many years of NED. Keep po...
by Toby57
Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Question on Staging?
Replies: 13
Views: 1461

Re: Question on Staging?

This website is pretty good explaining the stages, hope it helps.

http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/ ... ient/page2
by Toby57
Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:37 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colonoscopy perfect at 4 yrs!
Replies: 13
Views: 932

Re: Colonoscopy perfect at 4 yrs!

Way to go Jen, very happy for your 4 years NED, and hopefully forever. Just curious to know why you were staged 3C , I was staged 3B as my signature shows T3N2a. You have similar pathology finding to mine, should you not be at 3B?. Just wondering , and if I am correct, then you have good news to add...
by Toby57
Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:29 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I am new ... have pathology question
Replies: 3
Views: 569

Re: I am new ... have pathology question

Newbie:

Both of the above post gave great sites to help explain the staging, here is another site in color explains the staging too, Goodluck .

http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/ ... ient/page2
by Toby57
Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:32 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Home from liver resection and ileo reversal
Replies: 11
Views: 827

Re: Home from liver resection and ileo reversal

It sounds like you are on your way to full recovery, wishing all the best. NED forever.
by Toby57
Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:25 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Bad News today
Replies: 54
Views: 3284

Re: Bad News today

Diane: Very sorry to hear the bad news, I can understand how discouraging it is to go through three years and to be told something growing at the liver. I am very similar to your stage, and I do have four cysts on my liver. I would not jump to a conclusion yet, cysts do devolep overtime. If it is a ...
by Toby57
Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: HIPEC in my future
Replies: 15
Views: 1431

Re: HIPEC in my future

Sorry you have to go through all this raym, but it sounds like a good plan. I wish you all the best, let us know how it goes.
by Toby57
Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Airline travel while on chemo?
Replies: 19
Views: 1767

Re: Airline travel while on chemo?

I did travel twice but had an antibiotic prescription just incase you do get an infection. My Onc suggested that I take it with me, I did use it once when I got a tonsul infection.

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