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by soccermom
Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:02 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 2 Colon Cancer, Lynch, and doing Chemo
Replies: 8
Views: 957

Re: Stage 2 Colon Cancer, Lynch, and doing Chemo

I am also a stage 2a colon cancer. As I was told by my oncologist they look for a few high risk traits to see if chemo would benefit. Perineural invasion , lymphvascular invasion, T4 tumor, and grade. I had some high risk factors so there was NO DOUBT at all. I had the full folfox treatments. Went 9...
by soccermom
Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Exactly one year tommorow the cancer was removed
Replies: 9
Views: 758

Re: Exactly one year tommorow the cancer was removed

Victoria, I can't believe how fast the year has gone! I was too diagnosed on October 10, 2011 but I didn't have my resection until December 13th because of the genetic testing. Hoping for a great 2013 for all of us!!! I finished chemo in June and it almost seems like a distant memory. Until my scans...
by soccermom
Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:09 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Different way to look at things
Replies: 21
Views: 1823

Re: Different way to look at things

Since being diagnosed with cancer I now welcome getting older!!! Congratulations and many more healthy birthdays!!
by soccermom
Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:10 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: how to choose between 2 surgeons
Replies: 17
Views: 1373

Re: how to choose between 2 surgeons

I did not have the surgeon you are referring to but I have heard good things about him from other patients. I believe you probably have rectal cancer from what I read where I had colon. I do think with rectal it is very important because of the location that you have a colorectal specialist. There c...
by soccermom
Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:33 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: how to choose between 2 surgeons
Replies: 17
Views: 1373

Re: how to choose between 2 surgeons

Just want to let you know that I had my surgery at Sloan and would be happy to share my experience with you. I tried to message you but I am not sure it went through. You can message me if you would like.
by soccermom
Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:40 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Greasy hair?
Replies: 12
Views: 2352

Re: Greasy hair?

One other thing is that my hair texture really changed a lot on folfox. I finished the end of June and my hair has returned to normal already.
by soccermom
Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:29 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Greasy hair?
Replies: 12
Views: 2352

Re: Greasy hair?

Lara, When I was going through my chemo my hair was more dry than anything. Just remember everyone is so different with the effects it can cause. Chemo is messing with all your cells so anything is possible. I didn't get the bags under my eyes but I did get a really swollen red face (I think the ste...
by soccermom
Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: RixinPhx passed away today
Replies: 90
Views: 8464

Re: RixinPhx passed away today

I have not been on this club that long but what I did see was this man who was so compassionate to answer so many questions while he was fighting so hard. It really breaks my heart that this crappy disease takes so many good people. My sympathy to the family.
by soccermom
Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Curious
Replies: 12
Views: 1332

Re: Curious

In the beginning from my diagnosis to surgery I too felt like I was in a fog. Just going through the motions (blood work, ct scans, dr visits, etc. After my surgery one day in the hospital I really took a good look and just couldn't believe it. But I went on through the chemo for 6 months and I did ...
by soccermom
Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Chemo for stage III, what to expect?
Replies: 32
Views: 2592

Re: Chemo for stage III, what to expect?

Lara, Everyone is so different as to the side effects of the chemo. I just finished the 6 months and while it wasn't easy by any means it wasn't totally unbearable. I was very lucky and had no nausea at all but you will want to wait and see what foods appeal to him. I was left with a really bad tast...
by soccermom
Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What do you enjoy doing
Replies: 17
Views: 1162

Re: What do you enjoy doing

I try to stay really busy. I have been doing a lot of walking and I have started running too. But I most enjoy watching my kids play soccer. I forget about all the crappy cancer stuff when I watch them play. Love your pictures Kyle they are beautiful!!
by soccermom
Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: More Anxiety - what can I do?
Replies: 10
Views: 1011

Re: More Anxiety - what can I do?

I am sure any of us diagnosed with cancer understand your anxiety. Ativan and Xanax was my best friend for a while. I am not in your situation but maybe feel some peace that you are going to one of the top cancer hospitals and doing all you can. I went to MSKCC and feel I gave myself the best care I...
by soccermom
Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:08 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: need advice for hubby...to get things moving along..
Replies: 23
Views: 1467

Re: need advice for hubby...to get things moving along..

Lara,

I walked a lot and also I was on a low fat low fiber diet for a month or two. The oatmeal has a lot of fiber so that could be causing it. I also heard chewing gum gets things moving along. I never tried the gum but I have heard it helps. Hope he gets some relief soon.
by soccermom
Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:29 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I'm Crazy
Replies: 43
Views: 2918

Re: I'm Crazy

Hope you have a safe trip. My parents are on a cruise out of Florida right now and their flight has been horrible and the boat is rockin bad!! Safe travels for you. Hurricane parties sound good to me! :D
by soccermom
Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T Maybe if I look at this 2nd bottle of Mg++...
Replies: 25
Views: 1545

Re: O/T Maybe if I look at this 2nd bottle of Mg++...

My first and only (so far) colonoscopy that I was diagnosed with my colon cancer was with the suprep. That was horrible and tasted like salty crap!! I almost puked drinking the second bottle. With my surgery I did the miralax prep and that was alot better. My next colonoscopy is in November and the ...

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