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by texazgal
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What is radiation/chemo treatment actually like?
Replies: 17
Views: 1081

Re: What is radiation/chemo treatment actually like?

I recently finished 28 rounds of radiation and 5 chemo infusions. 15 years after dealing with colorectal cancer I had the luck? to develop esophageal cancer. So the chemo might not be what is used for colon c and the radiation is in a different area, but the experience would be about the same. It wa...
by texazgal
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My hair is falling out.
Replies: 30
Views: 3304

Re: My hair is falling out.

I just noticed this thread. Back in May it was not an issue for me. I never had chemo for the colorectal cancer, just surgery. Then, in June of this year, I had very bad news(didn't know how bad it was at first). During an endoscopy/colonoscopy a mass was found in my esophagus and it was stage IV. S...
by texazgal
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My 2157 day journey ended today
Replies: 14
Views: 1826

Re: My 2157 day journey ended today

Congratulations on making 5 years! Now I'm going to be a Debbie Downer and say "you can Never trust cancer to stay gone". I am 15 years since my rectal cancer surgery and thought I had a clear run ahead, but no, not to be. In May of this year, I had a colonoscopy and endoscopy scheduled at...
by texazgal
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Positive Cologuard testing?
Replies: 6
Views: 848

Re: Positive Cologuard testing?

Green Tea:

Thanks for posting that link. I forwarded it to my youngest brother who tested positive for cancer recently and he just got back to me with a "that was a much better explaination than the Dr gave him. He is getting a scope the 27th June. Hoping he isn't going to join this club.:(
by texazgal
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Radiation induced menopause
Replies: 6
Views: 759

Re: Radiation induced menopause

I didn't have menopause from radiation, but the normal way. Didn't take hormones, but found some natural remedies for the hot flashes. Maybe it was mental, but they seemed to help some. One I remember was soy milk, also Evening Primrose and I found a homeopathic mixture that was purported to relieve...
by texazgal
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: SNOW DAY - in the SEATTLE area - UPDATED 2/9/2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1129

Re: SNOW DAY - in the SEATTLE area!

weisssoccermom, I enjoyed some of your snow yesterday, as there was a storm chaser driving around Seattle streaming live views of the city. Very pretty! And the trees north of town were gorgeous!!
by texazgal
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: SLIGHTLY OFF TOPIC Milkweed Sap for Skin Cancer
Replies: 11
Views: 1271

Re: SLIGHTLY OFF TOPIC Milkweed Sap for Skin Cancer

A caution on the milkweed sap- years ago my mother got into some of it and developed quite a reaction. I don't remember details but she required a doctors treatment. It probably was her just being allergic, but I have left the milkweed to the monarchs since.
by texazgal
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Marijuana is helping with my bathroom trips
Replies: 7
Views: 1844

Re: Marijuana is helping with my bathroom trips

Lucky for you that you live in a state where this is possible to obtain. Not everyone can get it. You'd be busted by our city cops for even having a little bit of it. I've never tried it, but know that medical benefits from it can be amazing.
by texazgal
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1612
Views: 350342

Re: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017

I use the 11 o'clock tab to burp the pouch. This can be dangerous if it's not just air puffing up. It's also useful to remove the pouch if you are using closed end systems and need to change the whole pouch for clean one.
by texazgal
Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: BrownBagger ....... I don't know what to say
Replies: 125
Views: 38221

Re: BrownBagger ....... I don't know what to say

Shocked and saddened by this news! RIP dear BB.
by texazgal
Wed May 17, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Temp Ileosotmy bag
Replies: 2
Views: 638

Re: Temp Ileosotmy bag

I think it is a lot dependent on location. In my case, tumor was very close to anal opening, so mine is permanent. Further up, there is enough colon to reconnect after some time.
by texazgal
Wed May 17, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My forum family
Replies: 48
Views: 8794

Re: My forum family

I'm so sorry for your loss! My family has been wounded by suicide, as well. My 16 yo niece and 36 yo sister both took their lives with a gun about 5 years apart. This was in '93 and '98 and we still grieve for them. I hope you can get thru this painful time. Blessings....
by texazgal
Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Prep question
Replies: 10
Views: 1919

Re: Prep question

I used some kind of pill for my last prep. It was easy and worked well, though there were about 30 of them to take over about 12 hours. No nasty drinks, just water or clear soft drinks.

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