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by ziggymonster
Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:27 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Any news of stanfordmom and sdp
Replies: 18
Views: 3529

Re: Any news of stanfordmom and sdp

Thanks all for the good thoughts...I love this board. Josh..a brief history,dx in 2002,surgery to remove prostate showed cancer in several lymph nodes and seminal vesicles but PSA went to 0 for 18 months.It then started rising...had radiation (which caused a secondary cancer 10 years later...rectal ...
by ziggymonster
Sat Dec 24, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Any news of stanfordmom and sdp
Replies: 18
Views: 3529

Re: Any news of stanfordmom and sdp

Hi all, still here...watching a small met in my lung. But in the meantime my stage 4 prostate cancer has gone totally out of control. My PSA is over 1000 (it should be 0.1)!!!! Having major pain from the bone mets. Will see radiation oncologist Monday to see if they can spot treat both my hips and f...
by ziggymonster
Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:13 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: H is for Hawk
Replies: 31
Views: 4098

Re: H is for Hawk

I am so sorry to hear this news.
by ziggymonster
Sat Sep 03, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Kenny is gone
Replies: 33
Views: 6078

Re: Kenny is gone

Kenny was one of a kind and will be missed by so many of us. He touched and inspired so many people....this is devastating to hear about.My thoughts are with his family. God, how I hate this fucking disease.
by ziggymonster
Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Leaving the hospital tomorrow!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1024

Re: Leaving the hospital tomorrow!!

Glad you getting out, sorry you had to go thru this whole ordeal in the first place.
by ziggymonster
Sat Jul 23, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: gift ideas for my doc
Replies: 13
Views: 1546

Re: gift ideas for my doc

I will give my special docs a very good bottle of champagne. Or make a donation in their honor.
by ziggymonster
Fri Jul 15, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Neulasta fatigue?
Replies: 6
Views: 1512

Re: Neulasta fatigue?

I get a Neulasta the day after each infusion....haven't noticed any side effects or pain, but the doc has me taking Claratin the day before and the day of the shot..... I assume this why I have no issue but who knows.
by ziggymonster
Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: This was a good day
Replies: 10
Views: 1395

Re: This was a good day

Great post......I rode motorcylces for 30 years, finally had to stop....too many medical issues.....I totally get what you said though.
by ziggymonster
Sat May 14, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Survey on bad habits
Replies: 34
Views: 4990

Re: Survey on bad habits

For the last 20 years I ate a very good low fat, low calorie diet.....juiced with minimal red and processed meat...still got cancer in fact 2 cancers....so I said screw it I now eat what I want. And I have been a heavy drinker for 40 years....still drink, except for the first 7-10 days after a chemo...
by ziggymonster
Thu Apr 28, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: It's been verified!
Replies: 10
Views: 1754

Re: It's been verified!

I fully understand where you are at. I am also fighting 2 Stage 4 cancers .....currently doing chemo for my very advanced prostate cancer, then I still have to deal with the mets in my lungs from the colorectal. I get so discouraged......there is no enjoyment in my life right now....nothing but endl...
by ziggymonster
Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I'm bummed
Replies: 16
Views: 2132

Re: I'm bummed

I am so sorry to hear this......I can totally relate.....I am dealing with 2 stage 4 cancers myself....colon and prostate....both active. My prostate cancer has spread into my ribs and spine,taking hydro codon for pain. My recent ct shows more lung activity and I just had a vats.l still can not beli...
by ziggymonster
Sun Apr 10, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 4 days in from hemicolerectmy
Replies: 6
Views: 1019

Re: 4 days in from hemicolerectmy

Agree...try stool softener,drink lots of water, and walk. It is kind of scary......all that food backing up!
by ziggymonster
Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Another rant, sorry
Replies: 33
Views: 3517

Re: Another rant, sorry

Sorry about your recent issues, I also get so f@@king tired of all the damn problems...might as well move into the clinic... I guess that I should be glad to be alive,but some days!!
by ziggymonster
Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My furbaby had a liver resection....need some advice please UPDATED
Replies: 10
Views: 1489

Re: My furbaby had a liver resection....need some advice please

I don't know about recovery time, but I had to force feed one of my beloved poodles while he recovered. Used a blender (VitaMix) and put in protein powder, with cooked meat, cooked eggs, cooked potatoes, and whatever else I felt like adding...used pedialite for the liquid...got my turkey baster and ...
by ziggymonster
Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Question on Port Placement
Replies: 44
Views: 4609

Re: Question on Port Placement

I didn't have a choice...my surgeon said "general" ....it was quick with easy recovery not at all like recovery after my other surgeries. It was removed under local. Then ! year later another port installed...finished chemo 18 months,,do a flush every 30-45 days. Boy now I am glad I kept i...

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