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by drose
Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CONTRAST AGENT CAT SCAN SIDE EFFECT
Replies: 26
Views: 10037

Re: CONTRAST AGENT CAT SCAN SIDE EFFECT

Hubby had an allergic reaction to either the barium or the contrast (or both?). He had fever and chills along with general "not feeling well". Now he gets pre-med Benadryl. Seems to have done the trick for him.
by drose
Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New to the forum - nervous about oxiloplatin
Replies: 19
Views: 2987

Re: New to the forum - nervous about oxiloplatin

This is what we found helped my husband. He took 11 treatments of oxaliplatin. Be aggressive and pro-active with the anti nausea drugs. Take IV Emend and Zofran with the infusion along with steriods - then post infusion cycle down with zofran, compazine and phenergan by mouth as needed. Keep gloves ...
by drose
Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Erbitux Rash Product Recommendations ?
Replies: 4
Views: 701

Erbitux Rash Product Recommendations ?

My husband's CT scan last week showed rapid progression of disease everywhere so his next poison chemotherapy cocktail will be the Erbitux with CPT-11 combo. I have read a lot of posts about the "RASH". Sounds pretty horrific. So I would like to ask for any recommendations for products or ...
by drose
Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:08 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Wives of husbands with Stage IV Colon Freaking Cancer
Replies: 3547
Views: 657066

Re: Wives of husbands with Stage IV Colon Freaking Cancer

To my fellow wives of husband with stage IV freaking cancer, It must be awful to have cancer and go through what I see my husband go through on a daily basis with this terminal illness. But it is also awful to be the caregiver to your husband who is going through this disease and watch all the daily...
by drose
Sat Jan 14, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: MD ANDERSON HOUSTON MEDICAL CENTER
Replies: 7
Views: 2083

MD ANDERSON HOUSTON MEDICAL CENTER

:lol: Hello! I was just curious as to how many of you out there are here currently going through treatment at MD Anderson in Houston? My husband is currently on treatment round 28. We live north of the medical center so the commute is not too bad. Although we have discussed renting our house and mov...
by drose
Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW HERE AND BEYOND SCARED NEED INFO
Replies: 21
Views: 3226

Re: NEW HERE AND BEYOND SCARED NEED INFO

My husband is currently going through treatment at MD Anderson. Could you give me any information about the clinical trial? We live north of Houston. Maybe we could all get together sometime!
by drose
Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Pooped my pants at work today
Replies: 8
Views: 1588

Re: Pooped my pants at work today

Those sharts are crappy!
by drose
Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: abcessed tooth
Replies: 7
Views: 1019

Re: abcessed tooth

I was so surprised to read these posts. My husband has had a problem with an abcessed tooth since he was on oxaliplatin. Just keeping it under control with antibiotics and pain meds until his next treatment break. I did not realize that was another problem to add to the list. Thanks so much for the ...
by drose
Wed Jan 04, 2012 3:59 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Allergic reaction in hands to Oxi; nose pain due to cold
Replies: 4
Views: 651

Re: Allergic reaction in hands to Oxi; nose pain due to cold

Kristy, My husband had an allergic reaction with treatment 10 of Folfox. He had flushing, hives and difficulty breathing. The treatment was d/c'd but we agreed to another txt with a desensitization process. He took prednisone 24 hours prior to treatment. He was pre-med prior to treatment with a cock...
by drose
Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: daddy will start chemo, I am a little bit concerned!
Replies: 13
Views: 1567

Re: daddy will start chemo, I am a little bit concerned!

I am so sorry about your father. I know it is terrifying for a loved one to start chemotherapy. I would recommend good communications with his physician and being proactive with medications for managment of his symptoms. Especially for nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. There are some really good drugs ...
by drose
Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Cea Level Is Up What Does It Mean?
Replies: 19
Views: 9495

Re: Cea Level Is Up What Does It Mean?

Hi From what I understand CEA levels are a protein molecule unique to each individual and used as one of the markers by the oncologist for progression of the disease during treatment. My husband started around 260. When down to 14 with 8 rounds of oxaliplatin. Went up during maintenance into the 100...
by drose
Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Allergic Reaction to Oxaliplatin
Replies: 7
Views: 1219

Re: Allergic Reaction to Oxaliplatin

Thank you so much for all the replys! I really appreciate it. Gives us hope that he will be able to continue with a few more oxaliplatin treatments. Since the medication seems to work for him. We'll talk to his oncologist this week. :lol:
by drose
Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:24 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Have any main caregivers had stomach problems?
Replies: 4
Views: 882

Have any main caregivers had stomach problems?

Have any other main caregiver had problems with stomach cramps, nausea and vomiting? Husband is on his 26th chemotherapy treatment, which consists of an outpatient infusion along with ambulatory bag for 46 hours. Every single time he has his treatment as wife, nurse and main caregiver, I get sick t...
by drose
Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:37 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Allergic Reaction to Oxaliplatin
Replies: 7
Views: 1219

Allergic Reaction to Oxaliplatin

Just wanted to get some info on allergic reactions to oxaliplatin. Hubby had reaction about 30 minutes into cycle 10 yesterday. Symptoms were diminished with solu-medtrol and benedryl 50mg via IV push. Oxali was d/c and he was put on FU ambulotory pump and discharged. Continued benedryl q4 until thi...
by drose
Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:47 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Terminology and abbreviations
Replies: 56
Views: 215066

Re: Terminology and abbreviations

Excellent ! Thank you

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