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by rachpach
Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Jessica Smith
Replies: 185
Views: 26902

Re: Jessica Smith

I am so sad to read of this...poor Jess :( I always enjoyed reading her posts about her wee girl, and how gracefully she fought this horrible stuff right the way through. I remember when I first got up the guts to post, she was the very first person to "welcome" me, and I found a quiet sup...
by rachpach
Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I'm getting surgery!!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 2037

Re: I'm getting surgery!!!!

YAHOO!!!! YAY!!! *big hugs from Nuw Zurrland :-))* thats awesome news! :)
by rachpach
Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hi Kids, checking in
Replies: 34
Views: 2428

Re: Hi Kids, checking in

Hi Bev,
Hope your having a fantastic time on holiday!!..mmm Hawaii sounds just great!

Take Care
Luv Rach
by rachpach
Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Any Stage IV's that have been cured?
Replies: 132
Views: 45264

Re: Any Stage IV's that have been cured?

Hi There, Wouldn't consider myself "cured" but diagnosed just over 2 years ago, with bilobar liver spread (about 15 little sh*ts) with a 6cm sigmoid tumour, and I'm still here today. I've just done round 30 of chemo (19 folfox, 11 of 12 folfiri) and am s**t scared sometimes. I haven't had ...
by rachpach
Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Dr. does not seem worried but I do....
Replies: 6
Views: 1012

Re: Dr. does not seem worried but I do....

Hi Jennifer, I was in exactly the same boat as you early may this year. I started on Folfiri chemo mid april with my CEAs at 265, they went down to 170 and then jumped up to 190 something from memory in the two weeks between. My oncologist was not at all worried (though I was!) He said its quite com...
by rachpach
Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Today tired to wait, with some doubts... waiting...
Replies: 12
Views: 1222

Re: Today tired to wait, with some doubts... waiting...

Thank again skyfletch, we will wait until the next Scan, excelent explanation. The same for you Kathryn thank you very much, excelent answer and very clear, I tell you that the onc had already taken the decision about stop the chemo after the 6 round, this will be finishing on 8th september, after ...
by rachpach
Sun Aug 28, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Today tired to wait, with some doubts... waiting...
Replies: 12
Views: 1222

Re: Today tired to wait, with some doubts... waiting...

Thank again skyfletch, we will wait until the next Scan, excelent explanation. The same for you Kathryn thank you very much, excelent answer and very clear, I tell you that the onc had already taken the decision about stop the chemo after the 6 round, this will be finishing on 8th september, after ...
by rachpach
Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:11 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Deborah Anne passed away today
Replies: 80
Views: 5498

Re: Deborah Anne passed away today

Dear Clarabelle, i am so sorry for your loss and my kindest thoughts are with you.

Take Care and love to you

Rachael
by rachpach
Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 30 yr old on first round of folfox and avastin
Replies: 22
Views: 2367

Re: 30 yr old on first round of folfox and avastin

Hi Ade, So sorry you and your husband have to go thru this too.... I was diagnosed at age 30 (28/08/09) with Stage 4 Colon Cancer too. Initially it was explained to me as being something I would have to go thru, but would beat. My surgeon explained the operation, and that I would have to go thru the...
by rachpach
Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:59 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Its Snowing
Replies: 11
Views: 1088

Re: Its Snowing

Hey Sophy Yep it's pretty bad at the moment here in Rolleston (just south of Chch) what with earthquakes and all this snow, freaky stuff lol! I read on the herald website it was snowing in downtown Auckland...WT...?!!!! Had Nurse Maude the district nurse in earlier today the trooper to do my PICC dr...
by rachpach
Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:10 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: do your pets help?
Replies: 26
Views: 1884

Re: do your pets help?

Aw!! Yeah pets are the best! I am back at home living with my folks, and while its so cool having their support thru this, they have 4 dogs which I love to bits! They have 2 Border Collies and 2 Bichon Frises, Tyson and Kellie (BC's) and Teddy and Patsy (Bichons). They are like their own wee pack an...
by rachpach
Thu Aug 11, 2011 6:37 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Does anyone have a colorectal tattoo?
Replies: 71
Views: 10474

Re: Does anyone have a colorectal tattoo?

Hi Tammy, what a cool idea! I Don't have any tattoos but have always thought about gettting one, just a little one meaningful ya know! I like the idea of a wee blue ribbon, and maybe a little butterfly flying above it. (Getting ideas here!!!!) Like a tribute to what you've been thru and something be...
by rachpach
Thu Aug 11, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Chemo for Colon Cancer
Replies: 6
Views: 1005

Re: Chemo for Colon Cancer

Hi Sharib, Had 19 rounds of folfox chemo from oct-09 to june 2010 and found I was fatigues-really body tired for about two days following my treatment. As I got to the last few rounds it was longer, maybe five days, I could still do everything I wanted, but was thinking about it last night and for m...
by rachpach
Thu Aug 11, 2011 6:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Finished up my second SIRT treatment
Replies: 27
Views: 2406

Re: Finished up my second SIRT treatment

Hi Patrick oh ...... rage at stupid colon cancer :( your so young mate its not fair aye? "It is what it is" one of my clinic nurses told me...but man it sux aye.. Glad to hear your getting some serious damage done to you liver nasties. I read one of your posts a while back and was so feeli...

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