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by SideKick
Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Caregiver fatigue - How do you keep it together?
Replies: 16
Views: 2024

Re: Caregiver fatigue - How do you keep it together?

Hi, I"m sorry you're going thru this hard time. I agree that he is pushing you away, prolly knowing that he is not himself and perhaps doesn't want you to see him failing. My DH was in hospital, he had a roommate about the same age who was with his wife. He was trying to send her home. What i n...
by SideKick
Fri Apr 15, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Dr Kemeny
Replies: 28
Views: 4339

Re: Dr Kemeny

Please keep us informed..before i go into panic mode.

Thank you
Sidekick
by SideKick
Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: unexplained high bilirubin
Replies: 2
Views: 842

Re: unexplained high bilirubin

Hi Brian,

The worry is not knowing the cause, i agree~we need some answers soon!
by SideKick
Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: unexplained high bilirubin
Replies: 2
Views: 842

unexplained high bilirubin

Hi My DH has had several ercp for bile duct stents. He had another a week after last one because of bilirubin that went thru the roof. He had the ercp procedure but they didn't find anything in bile duct that was causing the problem. Doctor K is aware of this and suggests that steriods may help the ...
by SideKick
Sat Jun 06, 2015 3:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: To the powers that be
Replies: 10
Views: 1944

Re: To the powers that be

HI,

There is no need for u to leave this site, as you are a vip here. We all have our moments and this is a touchy subject. :|
Stay Strong!
by SideKick
Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:20 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Number of Hai treatments
Replies: 11
Views: 1360

Re: Number of Hai treatments

Hi there,
I have a question about the 20% systemic chemo and using the Hai pump. Which method do they use to adminster the 20% systemic chemo and how long does it take...I.E. hours? days?

Thank you,

S.K.
by SideKick
Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Neuropathy help
Replies: 7
Views: 954

Re: Neuropathy help

Hi There,

Sorry he has to deal with it, my dh has the same problem. He was prescribed gabapentan which he has been on for about a month. He also saw a occp. therapy to help adapt with the neuropathy.

Best of luck!
s.k.
by SideKick
Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: local doctor agrees to work with Dr.K
Replies: 2
Views: 765

local doctor agrees to work with Dr.K

HI ALL, I hope this can help others thinking of going to see Dr. K. It was a long road for us, not knowing if a local Dr. would agree to work with Dr.K.and service the HAI pump. My DH is getting treatment every two weeks, once at Msk 53th st. then once at Leahy Clinic in Burlington Ma. Best to All, ...
by SideKick
Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Worst News Possible-
Replies: 15
Views: 1802

Re: Worst News Possible-

Hi there, My Dh also had similiar scenerio. He meet with 2 onc in ma. both said he was inoperable. They said he would be on chemo for life. We didn't like this DX. After joining this board and getting more information about Dr. Kemeny in NYC..he decided he would make an appointment. It was the best ...
by SideKick
Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:11 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: A little humor in all this mess!
Replies: 9
Views: 1076

Re: A little humor in all this mess!

Hi, Adding some humor into the mix is a great way to handle , what could really make us depressed and lose confidence when dealing with this horrid disease. My DH says Bravo, at making us smile and laugh by sharing your adventure, I go through some of that he says, without the hot pink towel! :shock...
by SideKick
Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How did it G0 Cmrf35-Colleen
Replies: 8
Views: 1375

Re: How did it G0 Cmrf35-Colleen

Hi there!

How's your view from the 16th flr! Hope you are comfortable and doing your laps around the floor! Please let yes know how your doing.

Send hugs and well wishes your way!

SK & DH
by SideKick
Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:43 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: does mskcc send you to this site?
Replies: 22
Views: 3788

Re: does mdccc send you to this site?

Hi there, Here is my outlook on this, after my DH saw two other ONC locally...had 11 chemo treatments...was told resection not possible by 2 ONC and 2 liver surgeons...chemo for life...with pallative care.and his quality of life was going downhill my son and I were following this colon club since th...
by SideKick
Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:14 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Liver resection completed
Replies: 10
Views: 943

Re: Liver resection completed

HI all! We are from metro Boston area, staying in the city while DH is in MSKCC. DH had Dr. Ron DeMatteo for liver resection and Dr. Garcia-Aguiler for the colon resection. He is doing laps around the floor, up to 10 in total today. This is the best thing to do ,we are told by club members and hospi...
by SideKick
Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Liver resection completed
Replies: 10
Views: 943

Liver resection completed

Hi all, My DH had his liver resection, colon resection, and HAI pump embedded Thursday at MSK. All went well. The Surgeons said they removed all visible cancer. Doctor said the portal vein emoblization from a month ago made the liver grow enough that he had enough room to resect a tumor that was clo...
by SideKick
Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 53rd St. Gang
Replies: 87
Views: 8642

Re: 53rd St. Gang

Hi There,

We will be there for ct scan and meetings with Drs before scheduled surgery on Thurs the 13th.

See you there!!

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