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by Anji
Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Topical for Erbitux rash?
Replies: 6
Views: 1003

Re: Topical for Erbitux rash?

Forgot to say YEAH for the drop in your CEA!!! That is GREAT news!

Anji
by Anji
Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Topical for Erbitux rash?
Replies: 6
Views: 1003

Re: Topical for Erbitux rash?

Larry found some relief from Neutrogena moisturizer. His was so dry and scaly that the moisture seemed to be what he needed. Clindamycin made the skin peel off his face. Also, scalpicin worked great in his hair and beard.....stopped the burning, prickling sensation at least. When he lost most of his...
by Anji
Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:18 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My sweet Wayne is very critcal!
Replies: 50
Views: 4895

Re: My sweet Wayne is very critcal!

Becky, I am so very sorry to hear this. I know the fear that lives with you every second of every day. Try to focus on being his wife and not his caregiver now. Let hospice and friends and family help as much as they will. Lay with him. Talk to him. Cry with him. Touch him. Then touch him some more....
by Anji
Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:03 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Steroid Questions
Replies: 16
Views: 2363

Re: Steroid Questions

Bev, Yes, Larry was diagnosed with steroid induced Addison's Disease. He also had Cushing's syndrome, and we were able to decrease the dex and eventually start him on Prednisone to address the Cushing's (the severe weight gain in his upper body, purple stretch marks, thinning skin). He was never abl...
by Anji
Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:46 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Avastin warriors - Any advice?
Replies: 15
Views: 1864

Re: Avastin warriors - Any advice?

Larry had nosebleeds from the first infusion of Avastin. They didn't get really bad until about the 6th one. Blood pressure elevation is something to watch for...Larry started BP meds after his second infusion....and palpations during the infusion. Nothing too horrible, and he ended up receiving 8 t...
by Anji
Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: This HELPED my stupid neuropathic feet!
Replies: 27
Views: 3433

Re: This HELPED my stupid neuropathic feet!

Larry LOVED Biofreeze!!! I have a Morton's Neuroma that has developed in my right foot. The symptoms are intense, burning pain in one area of my foot. I'm gonna try this today and see if I can get some relief! The treatment for MN is steroids. I politely declined those and figured I'd tough this one...
by Anji
Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:38 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Steroid Questions
Replies: 16
Views: 2363

Re: Steroid Questions

Ashlee, for Larry steroids were a double edged sword. He needed them initially to control nausea and vomiting from chemo. Like N&V that ended us back in for fluids every other day....so he received the Decadron during infusion and then 5 days at home. Eventually 5 days wasn't enough and they inc...
by Anji
Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Lessons learned
Replies: 27
Views: 2518

Lessons learned

Lessons learned: 1) Snakes do not care if you spray them with Roundup. They keep on coming.... 2) A good pair of channel locks makes me stronger than I ever thought possible. 3) No woman should ever be forced to clean out her own garbage toter. Ever. Period. 4) I will be buying Glad Force Flex trash...
by Anji
Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:20 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Larry is healed
Replies: 110
Views: 7749

Larry is healed

Larry won his battle with this disease last night at 7:50 pm. He finished the race with grace, strength and dignity and is now whole, healed and with his Saviour. He was surrounded by friends and family, and his actual moment of death was beautiful. I will have to share that story sometime. We were ...
by Anji
Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:59 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Bears = Avoided
Replies: 31
Views: 2702

Re: Bears = Avoided

Love the videos! Keep on climbing and sharing.....
by Anji
Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:27 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Encouragement for Stage IVs
Replies: 11
Views: 1173

Re: Encouragement for Stage IVs

Thank you so much for sharing that with us! Here is to continued good health, of body, mind and spirit!

Anji
by Anji
Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:13 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Blessings mixed with pain
Replies: 31
Views: 2575

Blessings mixed with pain

Wednesday was our youngest child's birthday. He asked for us all to go to lunch together. That's what he wanted as a gift. So, we pulled together and Larry rallied and for the first time in almost two weeks Larry left the house. Levi got his wish! I don't know how Larry did it. He was in pain and un...
by Anji
Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Porch Progress
Replies: 20
Views: 1624

Re: Porch Progress

Looking great! I love cute trim work. Adds character!!!!
by Anji
Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:29 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Home Again!!!!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 1176

Re: Home Again!!!!!!

I think your wife and I could be great friends! So glad you are home. Cherish every normal moment you can....they are precious.

I love the idea of the glowing winky.....snorted Diet Pepsi right out my nose......

God bless and enjoy those kiddos and even the demon cat

Anji
by Anji
Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Gaelen update - TUESDAY 7/17 UPDATE
Replies: 108
Views: 8899

Re: Gaelen update

I'm so sorry to hear this. I love to read her posts which are always so insightful and thought provoking. I am praying right now for her precious family, and for peace and comfort for her.

Anji

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